We make purchasing leather easy with our conversion calculator and other helpful resources on our website. Learn how you can find the information you need, when you need it, right at your fingertips.
Arguably the most useful tool on our website is our conversion calculator. One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how to convert fabric yards to square footage. One 54″ fabric yard equals 18 square feet of leather. You may convert sizes easily by visiting the conversion calculator under the Tools heading on our website. In addition to converting yards to square feet, there is an option for converting square meters to square feet. We also have an option to convert meters to yards, which is helpful when ordering Garrett Wovens, Tubular Wovens, Welt Cord, or Rug Binding.
Another question customers often ask is: what is the average hide size? Hide sizes and cutting yields vary per product. Most products are available in both whole and half hides. However, some products are half hides only, such as DiModa Cobra, DiModa Gatora, Jubilee, Jubilee Gem, and some Capelli Specialty. We sell other products as whole hides only, including Sheepskin, Glam Sheepskin, Capelli Natural, and Capelli Stenciled. For easy reference, we have hide diagrams of many of our products listed under the Tools heading. There are printable PDFs that show the average hide size with dimensions and average usable areas. It is important to remember that hide sizes vary and these are general guidelines to show average measurements.
Wall Applications Instructions
Inquiries regarding leather for wall applications have really increased and for good reason. We have seen gorgeous leather wall installations! We offer six different styles of wall applications and designers may choose from hundreds of color options. The most common question our customers have when considering wall applications is how are the products installed? Installation is easy, which is one of the reasons why our products are so popular. We list step-by-step installation instructions for each style, along with architectural drawings and specification guidelines. Printable PDFs are readily available under Tools and Wall Applications Information, so you can specify these products with confidence.
OEM Automotive Color Recommendations
For all of you car enthusiasts, we compiled a thorough reference guide of OEM color recommendations. This interactive PDF lists 21 different car models dating back 50 years. We linked up to three of our closest leather colors to match the original model colors. Simply click on the link and you will be able to request a sample from our catalog page.
It is not always easy to estimate how much leather is required for different types of furniture. To help you get a general idea, we compiled a list of different styles of chairs and the approximate square footage required for upholstery. This helpful Chair Chart is under the Tools section of our website. As always, we strongly encourage you to consult with your upholsterer to determine the exact square footage required.
Find Your Local Rep
To better serve you, we have full time Account Executives across the United States and in Canada. To find your local rep, visit the Representatives page under the Contact tab. Simply select your country and if applicable, select your state from the drop-down menu. You will see a complete list of either your local sales representative or showroom and your Client Services representative here at corporate headquarters.
If you need assistance with our conversion calculator or any of these additional resources, please feel free to connect with us via online chat. Our client service representatives are available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. You may also leave a message during non-business hours and we will address your questions the next business day. As always, you may call us at 800-342-7738 and we will be happy to help you.