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Before You Setup Your New Reclining Leather Chair

Posted on June 17, 2010
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When you first purchase new leather furniture, you are going to be incredibly excited to get it home and setup in your living room. Before you rush into getting them setup, though, you will want to take a few precautions to ensure you do not damage the furniture or your home. This is especially true when you live in dry climates, or are purchasing reclining leather chairs and couches.

First, if you have wood floors, you will need to install some sort of sliding pad underneath the feet. These sliding pads will help prevent damage to your wood floors when you have to move the chair around. If you intend to keep the floor area clean underneath the chair, you will need to move it out at least once a month to sweep the dust away. Without the sliding pads in place, you could easily scratch the surface of your floors.

You will also need to make sure that you keep the recliner a few inches away from the wall. When you slide the recliner out, it will naturally move closer to the wall. What typically happens is that the corners of the chair will dig into the wall, and the leather will tear. You will also find out that you have to repair gouges in your drywall over time. Do yourself a favor and simply pull the chair away from the wall when you set it up.

Lastly, you need to ensure that you do not have the chair sitting in direct sunlight, or near a heating vent. The heat produced by the vents will dry out the leather, causing it to fade and possibly begin tearing. Direct sunlight, especially in dry climates, can quickly dry out the surface of the leather as well. To avoid having to replace your leather chairs prematurely, or damaging your beautiful wood floors, keep these tips in mind.

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