The durability of fine leather means that it stands up to the rigors of daily life, requires minimal care, offers extraordinary beauty, has a rich distinctive aroma, and gives outstanding value for money.
The benefits of a "Luxor" leather dog bed:
- Resistance to tearing, and puncturing.
- Good heat insulation. Leather contains a great deal of air, which is a poor conductor of heat. This is an important comfort consideration. Leather remains warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Resistance to fire. Leather is naturally fire retardant, and is also treated so that it resists heat and flames.
- Resistance to fungi. Leather is made resistant to mildew, etc. by the incorporation of very small amounts of suitable fungicides.
Real leather is a natural product: it breathes, is warm and has individual characteristics, which make each hide unique. Leather will always bear the marks of its natural origin and these characteristics can show as healed scars, neck growth marks, and areas of differing fiber density and hair pore structure.
These hallmarks in no way detract from the wearing qualities of your "Luxor" leather dog bed; they are signs discerning owners cherish when buying a "Real" leather product.
No two hides are alike and due to the varying grain structure the dyes and finishes penetrate to differing degrees in parts of the hide to give an attractive variation. While every attempt is made to achieve uniformity, this is not always possible. Swatches or samples, therefore, should be regarded as no more than a guide to the color.
Care and Maintenance:
It is essential to the life of your "Luxor" dog bed, that it should be cleaned regularly, and at the same time, an accumulation of dirt and grease over a period of time is not only undesirable but obviously the longer it is left, the more difficult it will be to remove.
Regular cleaning of your "Luxor" dog bed, can be done simply, by using a damp cloth, taking care not to soak the leather as this could damage it. Modern leathers are not required to be "fed" and therefore the temptation to apply saddle soap or wax polishes should be avoided. Spray polishes should be avoided at all costs as these contain silicone, and after a period of time will produce a sticky surface
It is vital that any cleaning fluid that does not state that it can be used on leather should not be used. Many of these cleaners have a high alkaline content and can be particularly harmful. It is also important that the methods for cleaning shoe leather do not apply to your "Luxor" leather dog bed, and therefore wax polishes should be avoided.