Using the same process as in making fine saddlery, Spinneybeck Leather Tiles are 100 percent vegetable tanned leather. A special combination of chestnut and mimosa bark forms the basis of the three-week tanning process. As the leather moves through the production phases, the hides are trimmed several times to ensure a more uniform, usable shape. Prior to being cut and sized, a light application of a water repellent finish is applied. This protective coating is absorbed into the tiles and becomes an integral part of the leather surface, thus providing resistance to abrasion, fading, and staining while still highlighting the smooth tight natural texture of the leather. Like hardwood floors, Spinneybeck Floor Tiles will develop a rich patina and age beautifully over time.
Overstock Leather Tiles are overstock from projects and, therefore, offered at a significant discount.
Designer Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Content European cowhide
Thickness 3.5 mm
Weight 8.75 oz per sq ft (2670 g per sq m)
Finish Aqueous-based water repellent
Primary Uses Flooring, vertical
Industry Contract, hospitality, residential
Maintenance Frequently sweep or vacuum with a soft bristle brush to remove loose dirt and debris. Since there is a water-resistant finish on the tiles, liquid will not immediately absorb into the surface. Blot any spills with a soft cloth but do not rub. If applied to the floor, damp mop the tiles approximately every 60 days. Use only water and ensure the mop is rung out well. Occasional conditioning with Spinneybeck Aniline Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector is recommended. Tiles may be buffed with a soft, dry cloth or a floor buffer with a cotton pad. Never use leather cleaners such as saddle soaps, household cleaners such as Murphy’s Oil Soap, cleaners that contain harsh chemicals, alcohol, or ink removers on the tiles.
Installation Tiles may be trimmed and adjusted for size in the field with a straight edge and a commercial grade utility blade. Allow to acclimate on site for a minimum of one to two weeks. Floor installation may be applied to either finished grade plywood or concrete. Vertical application may be over finished grade plywood for new-build installations and multi-ply over existing drywall. Tiles will not adhere to drywall, gypsum board, or masonite. It is important that the surface be clean, dust-free and level. To ensure a successful installation, Spinneybeck strongly recommends an installer who has experience with leather tile and has a long history of successful installations.
Variation Leather Tiles are a natural product, there will be minor expansion and contraction related to environmental changes in temperature and humidity.
Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Emanuela Frattini Magnusson is currently the Global Head of Design for Bloomberg. She was the founder and principal of EFM Design, an international, award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice that spans architecture, interiors, product design, brand development, and graphics. Notable architectural projects include the Aqua townhouse development project in Miami, retail concepts for Russell Athletic, offices and showrooms for Knoll International, various art galleries and studios, a Times Square Hotel and restaurant, as well as number of residential projects in the United States and Europe, including the renovation of a Frank Lloyd Wright House in Rye, New York.