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Full Aniline, Semi Aniline, Nubuck & Hand Rubbed Leather – Creative Leather Furniture warrants these leathers for two years against defective material and workmanship under normal care and use. Care is specific to the leather type and may vary. You may contact our Customer Relations Department by phone or email from our website if, after reading our care instructions, you are not clear on how to maintain your leather.

Detailed descriptions, common characteristics, warranty limitations, customer obligations and care recommendations are available.

Use of any cleaning chemicals, conditioning products or method not specifically recommended by Creative Leather Furniture may void the warranty. Many retail products can contain harsh chemicals, abrasives or other substances that can cause an adverse reaction to the materials used in the leather finishing process.

Full Aniline Leather (Naked Leather) – This soft and luxurious open grain leather is warranted for two years to be free of defective material or workmanship. This aniline dyed, but otherwise natural and un- enhanced leather will exhibit many natural markings including healed barbed wire scars, neck and belly wrinkles, scratches, insect bites, etc. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure  individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies. This leather will have high degree color variance, even within the individual hides. Creative Leather Furniture reserves the right to determine whether or not the variance is acceptable.

Regular cleaning of the product will keep everyday contaminants from accumulating on the leather. Hair oil, body oils, sweat, saliva from children or pets and many other agents found in the home can ruin leather if left to accumulate. An accumulation of household dust can clog the pores on open grain leathers, shorten the useful life of the product and leave it exposed to more contaminants.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations.

Care Instruction For Full Aniline Leather (Naked Leather)

Weekly, light dusting with a soft, clean, white cloth. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. When needed, use a soft, clean, white cloth with lukewarm distilled water. You may also use the soft cleaner that comes in your protection plan kit if a protection plan was purchased. Bottles of soft cleaner may also be purchased at any of our showrooms. See product instructions for more details.

Whether you use distilled water or soft cleaner, it is important to clean the entire panel and not just a spot. This way, when wiping off the entire panel (such as a complete seat cushion top or complete arm), after it dries, the area will dry more uniformly and will be less likely to show the area where the stain occurred. Allow to air dry. Do not use a hair dryer or heat source. Many stains, even if absorbed into the leather, may dissipate into the leather over time.

To protect this leather against most stains, under normal use, this leather must be conditioned with Creative Leather Furniture recommended cream conditioner, a minimum of four times per year, or more frequently as needed. More specific instructions for the application of this conditioner are found inside the kit or separate bottles that Creative Leather Furniture recommends.

If and when this leather takes on a worn or aged look, in most instances, you, the consumer, can revitalize it. Contact our Customer Relations Department for specific recommendation of product.

Semi-Aniline – This soft, beautiful leather is slightly more uniform than full aniline and is warranted for two years to be free of defective material or workmanship. This leather is sometimes top-coated with a clear or pigmented sealant to guard against some stains but the sealant does not block all of the pores. It will exhibit some natural markings including healed barbed wire scars, neck and belly wrinkles, scratches, insect bites, etc. Natural features and distinctive grain  fluctuations  assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies. The leather in these categories will have minimal color variance from hide to hide. Creative Leather Furniture reserves the sole right in determining whether or not the variance is acceptable by industry standard.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instruction For Semi-Aniline Leather

Light dusting with a soft, clean, white cloth as frequently as needed. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. When needed, use a soft, clean, white cloth with lukewarm distilled water. If you need to use water, it is important to clean the entire panel and not just a spot. With wiping off the entire panel (such as a complete seat cushion top or complete arm), the area will dry more uniformly and will be less likely to show the area where the stain occurred, after it dries.  Allow to air dry.  Do not use a hair dryer or heat source. Many stains, even if absorbed into the leather, will probably dissipate into the leather over time.

To protect this leather against most stains, under normal use, this leather must be conditioned with Creative Leather Furniture recommended cream conditioner a minimum of four times per year, or more frequently as needed. More specific instructions for the application of this conditioner are found inside the kit or separate bottles that Creative Leather Furniture recommends. These supplies are available at our showrooms.

If and when this leather takes on a worn or aged look, in most instances, you, the consumer, can revitalize it. Contact our Customer Relations Department for specific recommendation of product.

Nubuck Leather – This open, top grain leather is lightly sanded and buffed to give the surface a soft, luxurious knap. The feel is inviting, comfortable and warm. Nubuck is likely to exhibit natural markings, range scars and other characteristics from the hide of the animal. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies. When properly cared for and protected, it is a long lasting upholstery cover and excellent way to add design flair to the home.

It is important to note that this leather has no resistance to light and heat fading. Creative Leather Furniture sells a protection plan and supplies specifically for Nubuck leather. The protection plan must be purchased at the point of sale and before the furniture is delivered.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instruction For Nubuck Leather

Light dusting with a dry, soft, clean, white cloth as frequently as needed. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

If a spill is absorbed into this leather, it will migrate into the hide and become muted over time. This will add to the unique character of the leather. Also with normal wear and usage, a beautiful patina can form on the surface of Nubuck.

Before you apply the cleaner for the first time, check for colorfastness by pre-testing the solution in a hidden area. Allow the test area to dry. Check it for satisfactory look and feel before proceeding.

After the test area has been inspected and approved by you, apply a small amount of the Nubuck cleaning solution to the colorfast sponge that is supplied with it. Squeeze the wet sponge to produce foaming. Foaming is very important to the cleaning process. Clean the area (complete panels only) with light circular and overlapping motions. Do not rub, this will cause an uneven look when dried.

Using a clean, soft, white cloth, blot up any excess moisture. Let dry for at least 30 minutes. Inspect the affected area. If the stain is still visible, repeat the cleaning steps.

If knap is desired, we recommend that, after drying, the customer lightly buff the surface of the nubuck hide with an abrasive cloth that is specifically designed for buffing Nubuck leather.

The final step after cleaning and buffing is to re-apply Nubuck spray protectant. Follow the application instructions on the can. Use only Creative Leather Furniture recommended products. Nubuck care kits, the abrasive cloth and individual cans of protectant are available at our showrooms.

For oil stain event. If the nubuck leather has absorbed the oil, you may attempt the following. Using your finger, gently apply cornstarch with a circular rubbing motion. Wait 3 to 4 hours to make sure area is dry. Using a soft brush attachment and low suction setting, vacuum up any excess powder. Use the nubuck cleaning solution to clean the area (entire panel only). If the oil stain is gone, use the nubuck abrasive cloth to rebuff the area to a uniform look and feel. Repeat the cleaning steps if oil stain remains.

Hand Rubbed Leather – This top grain, finished leather is soft, luxurious and usually a striking combination of layered colors. This category may include tri-tone and otherwise decorated or enhanced hides. This leather type may exhibit minimal natural markings, range scars and other characteristics from the hide of the animal. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies. This leather is top coated and cannot be cleaned with leather  cleaning chemicals. Any use of chemical cleaners will void the warranty.

An accumulation of hair and/or body oils can occur rapidly and destroy the hand rubbed, layered coloration on this leather. Our warranty requires that the consumer follow this strict set of instructions to prevent contamination of the finished coat.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instructions For Hand Rubbed Leather

Light dusting with a dry, soft, clean, white cloth as needed. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

Monthly or as needed, with a clean, soft, white cloth, damp with distilled or purified water, gently wipe areas where hair product or head and body oils may accumulate. For areas not in contact with hair product or head and body oils, use a dry, soft, clean, white cloth.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. Lightly wipe with slightly damp (distilled or purified water only), soft, clean, white cloth, Allow to air dry. Do not use a hair dryer or heat source.

A leather conditioning cream recommended by Creative Leather Furniture may be used for periodic and topical wiping. Never use chemical cleaners, abrasive cloths or firm downward pressure to wipe this leather at any time.

Protected Leathers, Wax Pull-Up Leather, Oil Pull-Up Leather, Embossed and Specialty Leathers – Creative Leather Furniture warrants these leathers for two years against defective material and workmanship under normal care and use. Care is specific to the leather type and may vary. Please contact our Customer Relations Department by phone or email from our website if, after reading our care instructions, you are not clear on how to maintain your leather. Click on the leather type you would like to learn about.

Use of any cleaning chemicals, conditioning products or method not specifically recommended by Creative Leather Furniture may void the warranty. Many retail products can contain harsh chemicals, abrasives or other substances that can cause an adverse reaction to the materials used in the leather finishing process.

Detailed descriptions, common characteristics, warranty limitations, customer obligations and care recommendations are available. Select one of the leather types below.

Protected Leather – This leather is more uniform than full or semi-aniline leather and is warranted for two years to be free of defective material or workmanship. This leather is usually top-coated with a clear or pigmented (opaque) sealant to guard against stains. It will exhibit minimal natural markings including healed barbed wire scars, neck and belly wrinkles, scratches, insect bites, etc. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies. The hides are top grain but may have been enhanced to cover or blend many of those natural markings. The  leathers in this category will have minimal color variance from hide to hide. Creative Leather Furniture reserves the sole right in determining whether or not the variance is acceptable by industry standard.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instruction For Protected Leather

Regular maintenance includes light dusting with a soft, clean, white cloth, twice monthly or more frequently as needed. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. When needed, use a soft, clean, white cloth with lukewarm distilled water. If you need to use water, it is important to clean the entire panel and not just a spot (such as a complete seat cushion top or complete arm). This way, the panel will dry more uniformly and will be less likely  to show the area where the stain occurred, after it dries. Allow to air dry. Do not use a hair dryer or heat source. Many stains, even if absorbed into the leather, will probably dissipate into the leather over time.

To protect this leather against most stains, under normal use, this leather must be conditioned with Creative Leather Furniture recommended cream conditioner three to four times per year, or more frequently as needed. More specific instructions for the application of this conditioner are found inside the kit or separate bottles that Creative Leather Furniture recommends. These supplies are available at our showrooms.

Contact our Customer Relations Department for specific recommendation of product.

Wax Pull Up Leather – The process for creating the beautiful and unique finish on this top grain leather is called active effect. Wax has been incorporated in the hide surface so that when stretched during the upholstery process, a color burst appears. This leather is durable and works great for accents or as an all-over upholstery covering. The impact of the look and lustre created by its use can be stunning in your home. It will exhibit some natural markings including healed barbed wire scars, neck and belly wrinkles, scratches, insect bites, etc. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies.

The tanning and finishing process leaves this leather with a variation of color for a rich, luxurious look. A crackle or distressed look can develop with use. The look can change when pressure is applied, the panels are pulled or when it is poked with blunt objects. Just the friction of rubbing (massaging motions) the surface with your fingers can often produce enough heat to redistribute the wax content. Wax Pull-Up conditioner, available at any Creative Leather Furniture Showroom, contains the fats and nutrients that will add to the life of the leather. It can be added to restore the deep, rich color and sheen.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instruction For Wax Pull-Up Leather

Regular maintenance includes light dusting with a soft, clean, white cloth, damp with distilled or purified water. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. When needed, use a soft, clean, white cloth with lukewarm distilled water. You may also use soft cleaner. Care kits and bottles of soft cleaner may also be purchased at any of our showrooms. See product instructions for details.

Whether you use distilled water or soft cleaner, it is important to clean the entire panel and not just a spot. This way, when wiping off the entire panel (such as a complete seat cushion top or complete arm), after it dries, the area will dry more uniformly and will be less likely to show the area where the stain occurred. Allow to air dry. During the cleaning process, do not use a hair dryer or heat source. Many stains, even if absorbed into the leather, may dissipate into the leather over time.

To protect this leather against most stains, under normal use, this leather must be conditioned with Creative Leather Furniture recommended cream conditioner, a minimum of four times per year or more frequently as needed. More specific instructions for the application of this conditioner are found inside the kit that Creative Leather Furniture recommends.

Most minor scratches in this leather can be removed by the consumer. Call the Creative Leather Furniture Customer Relations staff for guidance.

If and when this leather takes on a worn or aged look, in most instances, you, the consumer, can revitalize it. Contact our Customer Relations Department for specific recommendation of product.

Oil Pull-Up Leather – The process for creating the beautiful and unique finish on this top grain leather is called active effect. Oil has been incorporated in the hide surface so that when stretched during the upholstery process, a color burst appears. This leather is durable and works great for accents or as an all-over upholstery covering. The impact of the look and lustre created by its use can be stunning in your home. It will exhibit some natural markings including healed barbed wire scars, neck and belly wrinkles, scratches, insect bites, etc. Natural features and distinctive grain fluctuations assure individuality and enhance every hide. Like a thumbprint, these natural hallmarks of Nature add character to the hide and are not considered defects or deficiencies.

The tanning and finishing process leaves this leather with a variation of color for a rich, luxurious look. Hide scars can show dramatically. A crackle or distressed look can develop with use. The look can change when pressure is applied, the panels are pulled or when it is poked with blunt objects. Just the friction of rubbing (massaging motions) the surface with your fingers can often produce enough heat to redistribute the oil content. Oleosa oil conditioner, available at any Creative Leather Furniture Showroom, contains the fats and nutrients that will add to the life of the leather. It can be added to restore the deeper color and sheen. The products needed to maintain and restore this leather are available at our showrooms.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Care Instructions For Oil Pull-Up Leather

Regular maintenance includes light dusting with a soft, clean, white cloth, damp with distilled or purified water. This leather may be vacuum cleaned with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. When needed, use a soft, clean, white cloth with lukewarm distilled water. You may also use soft cleaner. Care kits and bottles of soft cleaner may also be purchased at any of our showrooms. See product instructions for details.

Whether you use distilled water or soft cleaner, it is important to clean the entire panel and not just a spot. This way, when wiping off the entire panel (such as a complete seat cushion top or complete arm), after it dries, the area will dry more uniformly and will be less likely to show the area where the stain occurred. Allow to air dry. During the cleaning process, do not use a hair dryer or heat source. Many stains, even if absorbed into the leather, may dissipate into the leather over time.

To protect this leather against most stains, under normal use, this leather must be conditioned with Creative Leather Furniture recommended cream conditioner, a minimum of four times per year or more frequently as needed. More specific instructions for the application of this conditioner are found inside the kit that Creative Leather Furniture recommends.

Most minor scratches in this leather can be removed by the consumer. Call the Creative Leather Furniture Customer Relations staff for guidance.

If and when this leather takes on a worn or aged look, in most instances, you, the consumer, can revitalize it. Contact our Customer Relations Department for specific recommendation of product.

Embossed & Specialty Leather – Creative Leather Furniture warrants these unique leathers for one year against defective material and workmanship under normal care and use. Leather in this category is typically used on accent panels. This category includes embossed leather and any other leather that has been altered by mechanical effects to take on the characteristic of any product other than cowhide. Textures and patterns are pressure and/or heat stamped on the surface of the hide. Cowhide that takes on the appearance of crocodile, alligator, and ostrich, flowered or geometric patterns is generally embossed. The best example of how this looks would be a tooled western boot, belt or saddle accents. The darker accents are added to a lighter base hide color to achieve striking and often very detailed designs.

The Creative Leather Furniture Warranty requires that the owner of this leather type follow these care instructions. Failure to care for this leather type as prescribed here, could result in a shorter useful life of the merchandise and/or warranty coverage limitations. Only Creative Leather Furniture or it’s authorized technician(s) may determine whether or not a product has been properly cared for.

Regular light dusting with a dry, soft, clean, white cloth. This leather may be vacuum cleaned  with a very soft brush attachment on a low suction setting.

Monthly or as needed, lightly wipe with damp (distilled or purified water), soft, clean, white cloth, only in areas where hair product or head and body oils may accumulate. For areas not in contact with hair product or head and body oils, use a dry, soft, clean, white cloth.

To prevent dry-out and fading, this product must be kept away from direct sunlight, bright indirect sunlight and other sources of light or heat.

For spots and stains, immediately blot up (do not rub) excess moisture with a soft, clean, white cloth. Lightly wipe with slightly damp (distilled or purified water only), soft, clean, white cloth, Allow to air dry. Do not use a hair dryer or heat source.

Hair on Hide Leather – As the name implies, the hair is left on this animal hide and the hide has not been otherwise altered. This very unique and elegant product can be used to accent western or country ambience in your home.

Creative Leather Furniture does not warranty Hair on Hide Leather beyond delivery or pick up. The care instructions would only include a dry dusting on a weekly basis or more frequently as needed. For spills  or stain events, consult with our Customer Relations Department.

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