Sofas & chairs furniture jargon buster

Your quick reference guide to materials and finishes

Corner sofas Come in left or right-hand options, and come in parts so are perfect for homes with limited access.
Recliners Allow you to have maximum comfort and relaxation, as the rear of the sofa/chair tilts back and the leg rest raises your feet off the ground.
Sofa beds or futons Provides space saving options with space to sit or sleep in the same place.
Semi-aniline leather It is soft, natural-looking leather. It has subtle variations in shade, giving your furniture added depth and character.
Corrected top grain leather It is lightly treated and has a slightly thicker surface, making it extremely hardwearing and longer-lasting, with no blemishes.
Split leather It isn’t as thick, so it’s used in non-wearing areas like the back and sides of sofas.
Leather effect This means the sofa is finished with a man-made material that gives a leather look and feel at a great-value price.
Foam cushions Give a firm feel and offer good support.  They recover their shape well, making them a great low maintenance choice.
Fibre cushions Give a soft, comfortable look and feel.  We suggest you plump them up every day to help keep their shape.


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