No one who’s ever been a fan of home theatres – or theatres in general – can argue with the idea that one’d be better off without it if the cinema can’t even offer cinema-quality seating. From eclectic apartment arrangements to a luxurious and rather dramatic home theater imitating Parisian opera interiors, your home theater will be a special retreat, given it’s been planned for comfort too.
While the packages offered at quality stores such as Home Cinema Center are quite convenient for a newbie, everyone ideally should have an idea of what the seating comfort with respect to their home theater seating should be.
Having the seat’s material as per the design scheme set up in the surrounding environment is important, but the comfort level it provides, particularly for long periods, is even more so. High-quality leather makes for a solid investment, but then there are different cuts and grades allowing for different texture and feel, not to say the aging process of your theatre seating that the material is available in.
Full grain, top grain, and bonded leather are some terms you may come across when shopping for your theatre seating. To put it simply, the full grain hide has all the natural markings (leather’s never perfect) to show it’s a genuine piece and not affected much by processed, whereas the top grain is the outermost section that is strong and durable. Bonded leather, which is the latest addition, is more than 80% synthetic leather, and therefore, despite the grain look, lacks the same quality or the ability to get better with age as real leather.