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A Feb. 2012 survey conducted by NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) indicates that 59% of all Americans don’t have an inventory of their home possessions. Without adequate back-up, folks are at risk of not being fully covered for a claim. With nearly 80% of the US population affected by a natural disaster in the last 6 years, a home inventory is more important than ever. Mobile apps to help you create an inventory are available at http:/www.naic.com
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Knowing some basics about what type of leather you are looking at is time well spent. At Chariho Furniture, leather is no different than our fabric upholstered furniture. Frames for our leather furniture are built using hardwoods and carry a lifetime warranty. We only offer leather sofas with top grain or full grain, never a split-hide, never a bonded leather. We think a leather sofa should be an investment. The following is some technical information to help you decipher the quality from the good from the” not so good” furniture that many stores pass off as “fine leather furniture”.
The Language Of Leather
Full or Pure Aniline
- The finest leather available, always made from premium -quality, full-top grain hides(the surface of the hide has not been mechanically altered)
- The softest, most luxurious and natural looking leather
- More likely to fade and stain, will feature noticeable range marks, barbed wire scars, wrinkles, scratches and brands.
- Un-retouched, resulting in subtle color and shading differences from hide to hide and even within the same hide.
- Generally more expensive than other types of leather.
- Top 5% of world hide supply
- High quality, high value, always top grain
- Soft and beautiful; durable and practical
- Often coated with clear sealant to enhance stain resistance.
- Slightly more uniform in color and texture than full aniline.
- Fewer noticeable range marks because of top finishing.
- Generally less expensive than full aniline leather.
- Falls into top 10% of world hide supply.
- High quality, top grain leather buffed or sanded to a velvety, suede like nap.
- More likely to fade or stain, will feature noticeable range marks and barbed wire scratches, wrinkles, healed scars, manure burns.
- Usually the softest of leathers, more durable than a true suede that is produced from the lower quality split of leather.
- Falls into top 10-15% of world hide supply
- Generally less expensive than Semi Aniline leather.
- We do not recommend purchasing Bonded Leather if quality is your intention when purchasing leather furniture
- Never found at Chariho Furniture but advertised by many stores as “leather”
- Most economically priced
- An artificial material composed of 10% to 20% leather fibers
- Similar to particle board or OSB board is to solid wood
- Bonded leather, or reconstituted leather, is usually derived from waste scraps from leather tanneries It consists of collagen fibers obtained from macerated hide pieces bonded together with latex binders or fabric fillers constructed into a fibrous mat to create a look and feel similar or sometimes identical to that of genuine leather but at a fraction of the cost. Depending on the quality a man-made pattern is usually discernible as a “grain-like” look.
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“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’”
– Winston Churchill
Faced with an overwhelming German presence that had hammered other countries until they dropped, Churchill led his country to a one-yard-line play that stopped the German advance and turned the tide of World War II. If Churchill hadn’t had “grit,” he would have been like his predecessor, Neville Chamberlain, who basically whined his way towards war.
Webster’s Definition of “Grit”: “firmness of mind or spirit; unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.”
When you get right down to it, “grit” is an attitude, a belief that you can conquer anything, if you stick with it. It’s a belief in yourself, a determination to win, a plan for success. It’s sticking to a job until “it sticks to you.” It’s not giving up, nor giving in. It’s putting your best into a project. Its cold-calling potential customers or not giving in to your six-year-old when she wants ice cream before dinner. We also call it “spunk,” or “full of spit,” or just plain “determination.”
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