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How Do I Choose the Best Leather Tub Chair?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

Before choosing a leather tub chair for your home, be sure to research the different characteristics of the tub chair so you know what to look for when you go shopping. Look for a chair that is sturdy, attractive, and made with high-quality materials that will be durable. It will be helpful to make a determination of what you can afford to spend on the leather tub chair, as the cost of such a chair can vary according to the grade of leather used, the size of the chair, and additional materials and features.

Leather comes in a variety of shades and qualities, so be sure to find out what kind of leather is used to make the leather tub chair you are considering. High-grade leather will often be thicker and more durable, and as it ages, the leather will become even more attractive. Low-grade leathers can be equally attractive, though they will have a tendency to break down after time. You should expect to pay more for a leather tub chair made from higher-grade leather, so if you are on a budget, lower-grade leather is an attractive choice that will stand up to light- to medium-duty for many years.

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A leather tub chair may or may not feature wooden legs, depending on the design. Decide ahead of time whether you want your chair to feature wooden legs; if you do, be sure to take note of what kind of wood is used for the legs. This will have an impact on the aesthetic of the chair as well as the overall durability. Remember that wooden legs can scratch wood floors, so be sure the legs are padded with some sort of material that will not damage your floors. If you choose a chair that does not feature wooden legs, be sure the base, stand, or other support is stable and attractive, and take note as to whether this base is likely to scratch wooden floors or not.

Most importantly, test out the chair to find out how comfortable it is. If possible, sit in the leather tub chair for several minutes, and shift your weight and sitting position several times to find out how comfortable the chair is under different conditions. Take note of the cushioning both on the seat itself and the seat back and arms, and pay attention to any aspects of the chair that may negatively affect your comfort as the chair ages.

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