In shopping for a tub chair, there are a few factors a consumer may want to consider. Finding a model that matches your preference for look and décor is a great thing. But you’ll also want to check out the labels underneath just to be sure you’re getting the value you expect. This label contains lots of information concerning country of origin and manufacturing materials that may affect your purchase.
Why is this important? Simple; chairs that are manufactured in the east tend to be mass-produced in sizable factories, thus, they tend to be of poorer quality than those that are manufactured in the west, or from independent manufactures. Tub chairs that are made in mass production formats are intended to look appealing, but as far as integrity of quality is concerned, they don’t always fit the bill. You may find that they will have cushion springs and joints that show wear easily, at which time, the level of comfort you receive will be dramatically reduced.
If you are in the market for a leather tub chair, another thing that an informed consumer will want to keep in mind prior to making their purchase is that there are different grades of upholstery to choose from. This is especially important when purchasing leather because not all leather furniture is made from top quality leather materials. Top quality hides will have natural patterns that can be seen visually and will have the distinctive scent of leather. Lower quality hides will have chemicals added in the producing of the chair’s finish. These additions make the product less supple. They can reduce the natural oils which will likely lead to cracking, which in turn results in discomfort in addition to an unwanted eyesore. You will generally be able to verify the hides’ grade by referencing the tag underneath. Expect to pay higher prices if higher grades of leather are use in your chair’s construction.
According to the Tub Chair Specialist, faux leather tubs chairs are becoming a common item found in the market place. This is a technique by which the manufacturer designs a product using a synthetic material that resembles authentic leather. This enables them to sell these chairs at a lower price point to those on the tight budget. You can use these chairs on occasion, still achieving optimal use from them, but with regular usage you can expect to see the cheaper materials begin to deteriorate. If this happens, you may find yourself needing to reupholster. This additional reupholstering expense should be considered when making your initial purchasing decision on the price you are willing to pay for leather tub chairs.