Recast leather costs a fraction of the price of genuine leather. With a quality hide of leather running three times the cost of recast leather, the hide provides only three yards of usable material. The uneven shape of hides makes for a great deal of waste. Recast, on the other hand, can be cut all the way up to the fabric’s straight edge. Combined, these characteristics of recast leather spell big savings – which we can in turn pass on to our customers.
The feel and grain of recast has become so good that the average person cannot tell the difference between genuine and recast leather. In fact, most people are surprised to find out that only the faces of their factory car seats are genuine leather and that the sides and backs are a color-matched recast. Recast leather is much easier to work with. It is more pliable and stretches further than real leather, making the covering of sharp curves a cinch. Recast also requires less maintenance – never needing to be conditioned.
So why do some homeowners still prefer genuine leather?
It may be the unmistakable aroma of genuine leather or perhaps, it is the mere knowledge that they have the real thing. However, if affordability and ease of cleaning are your priorities when purchasing a dining or bar chair, consider the Italiano recast leather collection.