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A Complete Guide to Leather Options At La-Z-Boy South Texas

June 26th, 2024 | 4 min read

By Ryan Podnar

a complete guide to leather options at la-z-boy south texas

Leather furniture has been a staple in living rooms across the world for decades. Leather is more durable, sustainable, and sometimes even stylish than fabric is.

At La-Z-Boy South Texas, we offer a wide selection of living room furniture in leather upholstery. From leather sectional recliners to oversized leather recliners, each piece offers its own charm and unique benefits.

That being said, what kind of leather does La-Z-Boy South Texas have to offer?

Learn all about the leather options at La-Z-Boy South Texas in this article.

Key Takeaways

  • La-Z-Boy South Texas only uses top grain leather
  • The La-Z-Boy South Texas leather program consists of Select Leathers, Custom Leathers, and Custom Leather Plus options
  • We also offer leather alternatives such as faux leather

This article was written by Ryan Podnar, furniture expert at La-Z-Boy South Texas

Types of Leather At La-Z-Boy South Texas

types of leather at la-z-boy south texas

Whether you want a leather reclining sofa or a leather recliner loveseat, it’s important to understand the different types of leather furniture that retailers sell.

Different furniture retailers sell different types of leather furniture such as aniline leather, full grain leather, and split grain leather. At La-Z-Boy South Texas, we only sell one type of leather, and it is top grain leather.

The reason we only use top grain leather is because it is the most durable and aesthetically pleasing type of leather. Top-grain leather goes through a little bit more of a polishing process than full-grain leather, though it is very similar to full-grain leather due to its purity. It will go through a buffing process which will make it softer than full-grain leather.

Leather Program At La-Z-Boy South Texas

Now that you know what type of leather we use at La-Z-Boy South Texas, it’s time to run through our full leather program.

The leather options at La-Z-Boy South Texas are classified under either Select Leather, Custom Leather, or Custom Leather Plus. Let’s discuss more about both options now.

Select Leather

select leather at la-z-boy south texas

La-Z-Boy South Texas generally offers 1-3 options for furniture frames with select leather. Select leathers are unique to those specific frames, meaning no other frame will have the same select leather option.

Typically, the leather furniture you see in our showrooms will have select leather covers. Whether it’s a brown leather recliner or a leather power recliner, they are also the most affordable leather option.

Not only is select leather the most cost effective choice, but there are also 2 different types of leather grades:

Full Leather (LL): Includes leather all around the furniture frame.

Leather Match (LM): Includes authentic leather on the touch points of the furniture (arms, seats and back). Synthetic leather (vinyl polyurethane) covers the back and sides of the furniture frame.

LB Leather at La-Z-Boy South Texas describes the most cost effective type of leather available for La-Z-Boy furniture. This is the most cost friendly option if you’re interested in leather upholstery.

Custom Leather

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La-Z-Boy South Texas is all about customization. If you customized your new power recliner with adjustable headrest and lumbar support, why not get custom leather to go with it?

Custom leather selections are not associated with a specific furniture piece, so you can add them to most furniture frames that offer a leather option. Our custom leather program offers an additional 10 performance leather colors to choose from, each with a BL leather grade.

Custom leather also has Leather Match (LM) options available as well.

Custom Leather Plus

custom leather plus at la-z-boy south texas

The La-Z-Boy South Texas Custom Leather Plus program provides full customization options with a range of colors and textures. This leather program includes a variety of full leathers (LL) that cover the entire furniture frame.

There is no leather match (LM) option with the Custom Leather Plus program, and this program the premium Custom Leather Plus program is subject to the most incremental costs. These authentic leathers (LL) are hand-cut to fit your specific frame and customized for any La-Z-Boy sofa, sectional, and chair.

Specialty Leather

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If you choose to go with the Custom Leather Plus program, you’ll also have access to specialty leather options at La-Z-Boy South Texas!

Similarly to our specialty fabric selection, specialty leathers have consistent color and subtle markings that are created by various techniques. The following options are all specialty leathers available at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

iClean Leathers

iClean Technology surrounds the leather materials and creates a barrier of protection that helps repel spills before they become stains.

Antimicrobial Leather

As with antimicrobial fabrics at La-Z-Boy, antimicrobial leathers help protect the surface from mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria to appear.

Crypton Leather Properties

Crypton has partnered with La-Z-Boy to create a performance leather that protects against UV damage, repels dust, dirt and stains, and helps replenish natural oils. This leather is also considered environmentally friendly.

Leather Alternatives

faux leather

As good as leather looks and as durable as it is, some may not be able to afford the cost of leather, or may disagree with the process of making leather.

If you love the look of leather but don’t want real leather, La-Z-Boy South Texas also has leather alternatives that aren’t included in any of the leather programs.

Renew Leather

Renew is a performance fabric that mimics leather. While it is fade-resistant and durable like normal leather, it is not real leather. It is considered fade-resistant, highly durable, eco-friendly, and cleans well with the use of soap and water.

It can also be cleaned easily with soap and water, and is also eco-friendly. All outside layers of the furniture are bonded together, washed, and tumbled to have the same look, texture, and feel of real leather.

Faux Leather

Faux leather, also known as synthetic leather, is a man-made material that is designed to mimic the look and feel of genuine leather. While it is not as stretchable, breathable, or tear-resistant as real leather, it is still stain-resistant and easy to clean.

Is La-Z-Boy Leather Right For You?

is la-z-boy leather right for you

After a full breakdown of everything La-Z-Boy leather, you now have extensive knowledge of our leather selection. From select leather to custom leather, your new reclining sofa will be looking and feeling perfect for you.

That is, of course, if our leather selection fits your style and preferences well. As noted earlier, some of our leather options are more costly than others, and more durable than others. The ultimate decision is yours.

While we at La-Z-Boy South Texas are very confident in our leather options, the best way to know if you prefer one of our leathers is to come in and see them for yourself. Come into your nearest La-Z-Boy South Texas store to check out our leather selection.