As a manufacturer, we have a thorough understanding of the materials used in gaming chairs. Thanks to the information we gather from our quality control checks, here are some tips on how to avoid cracks in PU leatherette chairs. This material is popular among gamers for its aesthetics, durability, easy cleaning and pleasant feel. However, in high humidity environments, synthetic leather can crack. In this article we look at the key points of proper leatherette maintenance for any brand of gaming chair, so you can prevent cracking and keep them in good condition for longer.
Understanding the effects of moisture on synthetic leather
When the chair is exposed to high levels of moisture, the synthetic leather can absorb it, causing it to swell and stretch. This can cause the material to lose its shape and structure, leading to cracks and tears. In addition, high levels of moisture can encourage the growth of mould and mildew, which can further damage the material.
Here are some simple maintenance tips to help VALK gaming chair customers prevent their PU leatherette chairs from cracking in humid environments:
- Use a dehumidifier
One of the most effective ways to prevent cracking of PU leatherette chairs in humid environments is to use a dehumidifier. It can help remove excess moisture from the air, reducing the risk of damage to the synthetic leather. Be sure to set it at an appropriate level to prevent the air from drying out too much.
- Use a protective cover
If you live in a very humid environment, you may also consider using a protective cover for the chair when not in use. A cover can help prevent moisture from coming into contact with the leatherette, reducing the risk of cracking and mould. Make sure you choose a cover that is breathable, as this will help prevent moisture build-up inside.
- Clean and dry regularly
Regular cleaning and drying of the chair can help prevent cracking and mould. Use a soft cloth to wipe the chair regularly and be sure to dry it thoroughly afterwards. This will help remove any excess moisture that may have accumulated on the surface.
- Use a conditioner
Using a conditioner specifically designed for faux leather can help keep the material soft and supple, reducing the risk of cracking. Apply a small amount of conditioner to a soft cloth and rub it into the material. This will help prevent cracking and flaking over time.
- Avoid direct contact with water
Avoid exposing your PU leatherette chair to direct contact with water as much as possible. If the chair does get wet, be sure to dry it thoroughly as soon as possible. Avoid using a hair dryer or other heat source to dry the material, as this can cause it to become brittle and crack.
By following these simple maintenance tips, you can prevent your PU faux leather chair from cracking in humid environments and keep it in good condition for longer.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we will try to help you as much as possible.