For those looking for something special to decorate the house, a good choice might be the floor covered with leather tiles.It is indeed a finish, which clearly differs from all other types of floors and gives a touch of refinement to the spaces where is used. Designers offer coverage options for both walls and floor.
The elegance of real leather turns the inside of your house into a comfortable, warm and sophisticated space at the same time. Leather floors require sophisticated design solutions and long processing and manufacturing times, up to 2 months. The manufacturer uses an old work, but extremely effective, using tannin and wood dust in the manufacturing process. It is well known, that tannin penetrates deep into leather, stops aging and causes its change, so that it can be processed properly later.
Such a finish, such as leather is recommended for both residential areas as well as commercial spaces.
Both for walls and the floors are made tiles similar to those of ceramic tiles, but that are covered with a layer of leather of 2.5 mm thickness. The central layer is made of 100% birch plywood with a thickness of 14 mm (o.55-inch) and the installation is accomplished through a floating system without glue.
Leather Walls (video)
Leather is treated for fire resistance. The product is also waterproof and offers a good thermal insulation.
It is highly recommended a careful checking of the surfaces prior leather tile installation. The surface must be clean, even and most importantly, dried.
If the surfaces are smooth and dry, there is no risk of deformation of the walls or floors after installation.
Leather Flooring (video)
For a proper installation on a substrate ceramic, marble or metal frames, it is necessary a good smoothing with proper equipment.
Being a natural product, each tile has its own peculiarities, the variety of shades of color, wrinkles, veins or other distinctive marks that contribute greatly to enhance the beauty of the natural leather.
In fact, it is virtually impossible to find two similar tiles.
Caring and Maintenance
For cleaning and maintenance, it is recommended to use a neutral detergent diluted with water in the ratio of 1:15, which is the optimal concentration to restore the leather radiance. Do not pour detergent directly on the leather surface, use a soft cloth to wipe the surface, and then allow time to dry.