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paul.fr

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why is leather so cold.
« on: 16/05/2007 02:29:55 »
no matter how warm my home is, leather furniture is always cold. Even at work with the aircon at high the furniture is cold. Why is leather always cold?

Zoltan

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why is leather so cold.
« Reply #1 on: 16/05/2007 06:06:33 »
Leather has a higher thermal density than air so unless the temperature is the same or greater than body temperature, the leather will feel cool. Once you have sat on your sofa for a little while, it will stop feeling cold since its temperature will have been raised to that of your skin.

Vinyl is even worse (it is real leather and not imitation leather you're talking about, isn't it?) but I don't know whether it's caused by a higher thermal density or greater thermal conductivity.

kdlynn

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why is leather so cold.
« Reply #2 on: 16/05/2007 06:24:46 »
i used to want leather furniture, but i'm always cold anyway. i don't need cold furniture! lol

 

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