Foam-Backed-Leather On A Roll?

robinkaeMarch 17, 2010

A friend of mine just had her recliner re-upholstered. She showed me a leftover piece of the "leather". It's very light weight and thin and somehow applied to a thin black foam backing. No kind of hyde visible. It has square edges like a piece of fabric and rolls up. IÂm no expert but IÂm concerned about what my friend actually purchased. She said the cost was $50. a yard. Can anyone tell me if my friend purchased leather and is it a quality product?

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simplyjeffff

It sounds as though your friend was sold bycast leather. Basically this is made of leather scraps that are swept up, mixed with glue and various chemicals, and made into rolls. The cost of bycast leather is comparable to a good grade of vinyl, nowhere near $50 per yard.

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