Frequently Asked Questions
I really like the Leather Wall and Floor Tiles but I can't see the exact colour that I would like, can you provide a special colour?
We offer a re-colour service for the Leather Wall and Floor Tiles. We can re-colour to match to any Pantone Colour Specification and will produce a 'Pre-Production' sample for your approval so you can be absolutely confident that your finished tiles will be to your chosen colour specification. Email us at [email protected] to request a quotation for Special Colours.
I really like the Leather Wall and Floor Tiles but I can't see the exact tile size that I would like, can you provide a special cut-to-size service?
We offer a full Bespoke Service for the Leather Wall and Floor Tiles. We can cut-to-size up to the following maximum sizes - Subject to material availability: Square Tiles from 100mm x 100mm up to 800mm x 800mm, Rectangular Tiles from 10mm x 200mm up to 700mm x 1200mm, Parquet Stave Elements - to specification or design requirements. Email us at [email protected] request a quotation for Special Sizes
What are Real Leather Tiles?
Our leather comes from European bovine (cattle) hides and is a by-product of the food industry. The Leather Industry utilises hides and skins which would, if the industry did not exist to process them, create an enormous waste disposal problem with the attendant health hazards.
Does Real Leather wear well?
Leather floor tiles offer exceptional wear and durability, installed and used in the correct locations it's durable, hard wearing (think of the leather soles on your shoes), is naturally fire-retardant, offers excellent sound reduction, it is warm and sensual underfoot and best of all its really easy to maintain.
What is the Leather Surface Finish?
All our standard Savannah Classic floor and wall tiles and leather parquet elements are supplied with an additional 'armor-coat' PU treatment to further protect your investment, this process does not affect the look, aroma or feel of the leather and provides enhanced stain resistance and increased durability. We can also supply the leather with a wax coating if desired.
Does the Savannah Classic Antique Distressed tiles have a PU treatment?
No, the Savannah Classic Antique Distressed tiles have a unique oil and wax finish that enables you to gently warm the surface and rub gently over scratches and blemishes, the oils and waxes are brought back to the surface and the leather is restored to its original look. This type of leather is a rugged, distressed heavy leather with an "antique" lived with look that is going to age and patinate exquisitely over many, many years.
Do I need to take extra special care of my Real Leather floor?
No! But like a new high quality vinyl or hardwood floor you need to exercise basic common sense to avoid surface damage for example: use felt pads under furniture legs, avoiding dragging sharp objects or large heavy items of furniture over the surface, avoid worn stiletto heels, use good quality entrance mats at all entrances and clean up dirt and spillages immediately. All purchasers of our Real Leather floor or wall tiles will receive our recommended Care and Maintenance Guide with our compliments.
How are Real Leather floor tiles maintained?
Daily/Weekly maintenance would simply be dust removal, the most effective method would usually be a flexible/swivel wide head dust mop. A suction type vacuum cleaner may be used to remove excessive dust, grit or loose material. Yes, it really is that simple! We provide detailed care and maintenance instructions with every order.
What colours are available?
All our leathers come in a range of 18 standard colours as shown.
Is leather suitable for installation over an underfloor heating system?
In certain circumstances, yes! However, we issue the following caveat: leather can, in certain circumstances be used with caution over underfloor heating systems at users own risk providing the installation complies fully in accordance with the BS 8203 : 2017 Code of Practice for the Installation of Resilient Floor Coverings. Please email us at [email protected] to request further advice and information.
Where can I use leather?
You can use leather floor tiles in most commercial and residential areas providing the choice of leather used is of a suitable quality and is recommended for that particular use. Leather floor tiles offer exceptional wear and durability, installed and used in the correct locations it's durable, hard wearing, is naturally fire-retardant, offers excellent sound reduction, it is warm and sensual underfoot and best of all its really easy to maintain. If you have any questions about where you are intending using the tiles please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] to request further advice and information.
Can I use leather floor tiles in my Kitchen and Bathroom?
In certain circumstances, yes! However, we issue the following caveat: Leather is a luxury high value flooring material and whilst it is both durable and hard wearing it may not be suitable for say a 'family kitchen' where there are children, pets and the floor may require constant mopping. Or in a bathroom where it is unprotected in front of a shower or bath. For further help or information regarding suitability please do not hesitate to contact us during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm GMT on +44 (0)800 023 5463 or email us at [email protected]
Do you provide samples of your leather tiles?
Yes! Creative Leather Interiors is always happy to provide samples, our sample policy is as follows: order for small samples are Free-of-Charge. Additional larger samples will be charged at an agreed rate including postage. Full tile samples are available through special order contact us at: [email protected].
How can I be sure the colour will be exactly what I need?
Creative Leather Interiors Limited can arrange to present to you a pre-production sample for colour and quality approval. You place your order as normal and if you wish to avail of this charge service simply call us during office hours, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm GMT on +44 (0)800 023 5463 or email us at [email protected] let us know your order details and we will happily arrange this service for you. Pre-production samples requested prior to an official order is charged at an agreed 'design prototype' rate and is usually refunded at point of final invoice in the event of a subsequent order.
I want a special colour or size, how can I obtain a sample?
Our Bespoke Design Service is available for special colour and sizes, samples are charged at 'Design Prototype' rate by individual one-off quotation and in the event of your subsequent order all sample fees are refunded in full at the point of final payment of your order. Simply call us during office hours, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm GMT on +44 (0)800 023 5463 or email us at [email protected] let us know your requirements.