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I know leather is cold when you sit in it, but am I the only one that thinks they get hot after an hour or so watching a movie? My room sits at a steady 70 degrees (and low humidity), but I get warm after sitting in my leather chairs for a while. Especially for a double header.
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I know leather is cold when you sit in it, but am I the only one that thinks they get hot after an hour or so watching a movie? My room sits at a steady 70 degrees (and low humidity), but I get warm after sitting in my leather chairs for a while. Especially for a double header.
I think it depends on the leather. I think I mentioned this already in this thread, but my theater chairs don't make me hot and sweaty, but some leather recliners I have in the bedroom do. The bedroom chairs were a lot cheaper than what I put in the theater so I think that has something to do with it.
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I have had cloth in my room since 2003. Some of the seats there were in my first theater from 1999. Raised six children have had at least fifty parties or get togethers , gets plenty of use besides still look great. Damp cloth for food or pop. Feels much better to skin under all conditions.





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I had leather for 10 years in my first theater. It was ok, but always cold to the touch.


In my 2nd theater I went with microfiber and its been 2+ years and they still look great and glad I did not go back to leather. Just my 2 cent



Gorgeous room ! What is the size of the finished space ?


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Gorgeous room ! What is the size of the finished space ?


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Thanks!! I put a lot of time and effort into this theater(my 2nd build)



The room size is 18'3" wide by 25'6" deep and 10'10" high. The back room is 12x13x9. When I built my house, I had 9' ceiling in the basement, but had that area dug down 2 more feet and it worked out well.

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If leather reflects sound... wouldn't fabric absorb it

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Thanks!! I put a lot of time and effort into this theater(my 2nd build)



The room size is 18'3" wide by 25'6" deep and 10'10" high. The back room is 12x13x9. When I built my house, I had 9' ceiling in the basement, but had that area dug down 2 more feet and it worked out well.

It looks like it did. The ceiling height is making a big difference there. My room is similar size but I have 9' 5" ceiling and the difference compared to yours is obvious.


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I never get tired of seeing your theater Art.
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I know leather is cold when you sit in it, but am I the only one that thinks they get hot after an hour or so watching a movie? My room sits at a steady 70 degrees (and low humidity), but I get warm after sitting in my leather chairs for a while. Especially for a double header.
I haven't noticed that with mine. My theater also sits around 70* (in summer) with low to medium humidity and the seats are cool to the touch at first contact but after a minute or two I don't notice them anymore one way or the other (other than being comfortable). My wife is much more sensitive to cold than I am (she'd use a blanket even if the seats were heated!) and she has yet to complain.
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As was mentioned earlier, do not buy bonded or any faux leather. I have more pictures than I care to think about from people asking me how their two or three year old "leather" couch fell apart. Yes, leather can last for years even decades, but good leather costs money. If you get an aniline or suede leather, then it will be just as absorbent as cloth. Stick with a finished leather if maintenance is a concern.

For cleaning, use a damp rag and some diluted woolite.

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Thanks ! Between you and me neither do I.



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I vote fabric just because leather is not breathable enough! I get too sweaty on it.
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If leather reflects sound... wouldn't fabric absorb it
don't you want it to be absorbed?

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