It seems that everybody believes that a Leather Ergonomic Office Seat is the ultimate choice of executive ergonomic chair, leather being a sumptuous material, gives off an aura of prestige and success.
Certainly, if you look at any office scene in a movie or TV show or even a high powered executive being interviewed sitting at their office chair a high proportion of these chairs are undoubtedly upholstered in leather, although the rise of the Mesh chair has probably reduced this in recent years.
An ergonomic Leather Office Chair finished in a high quality hide will give you many years of good service. Generally speaking leather upholstery is easy to maintain and simply needs a regular wipe over with a clean damp cloth and possible an application of a specialist hide cleaner every six months or so. Carefully maintained, a good quality hide upholstered ergonomic chair will develop its own patina to give your Leather Office Chair a distinctive appearance as it matures and ages.
Things to note while choosing a Leather Chair....
High quality Leather Office Chairs will usually be upholstered in a single piece of hide to maintain top appearance and finish. Occasionally, a chair manufacturer will use a good quality vinyl to upholster the chair back and if this is skillfully done in high grade imitation leather vinyl then that's perfectly OK. It's one way that the cost of leather chairs can be kept down without compromising the chair's overall quality. Reputable suppliers will be more than happy to tell you about the origin, quality and grade of leather hide used in the manufacture of their office seating products, it also tells them that you are knowledgeable enough to know the difference between high and low quality leathers.
Try to avoid the temptation to buy a Leather Office Chair because it is incredibly cheap and therefore fantastic value for money as it really will turn out to be too good to be true. Really cheap chairs with leather upholstery will always be a compromise, frequently they are made from off cuts and scraps of very low quality leather that have been pieced together to cover the chair. Typically this leather can be thin and brittle in texture.
Next, you need to bear in mind that leather having a smooth surface finish can actually have you sliding about in your chair and it can cause you to inadvertently move about in your chair as a consequence. If you are considering a chair with forward tilt because you do a lot of keyboard work, we really would caution against a leather chair as you will almost certainly find it very difficult to avoid sliding too far forward in your chair. You will be far better served by a fabric upholstered ergonomic office chair, or even a Mesh chair.
If you work in an office that doesn't have air conditioning you may well find that during the hotter days a Leather Office Chair can cause you to perspire or sweat excessively.