Perforated leather car seats are usually the standard seats of luxury passenger cars, SUVs and sports cars. The leather has tiny holes at regular intervals to add texture and pattern. It is also possible to match the interior of your vehicle, the console, inside of doors and steering wheel with leather to make your car more prestigious and attractive.
The following is a closer look at these seats that will help you decide whether they are ideal for your car.
Perforated leather is quite often paired with adjustable temperature controlled seats. Seats can be heated, which can be fantastic on those cold winter mornings, but perforated seats can be of most value in summer due to the breathable nature of the product. This allows for a smooth flow of air through the leather keeping the seats cooler and the perforations add a customized sportiness and luxury to any vehicle.
Leather definitely adds a level of comfort and luxury, and in turn also increases the resale value of your vehicle.
There are, like most things, pros and cons of having perforated leather seats in your car instead of the more traditional cloth materials.
The seats have little holes in the leather that allow airflow, making them comfortable for hot weather even if your skin comes in contact with the leather as the holes provide ventilation and a natural cooling of the seats.
Perforated leather is more comfortable than cloth or standard leather. Perforated leather is usually thicker and therefore more comfortable than standard leather seats and this provides a much more luxurious driver experience
Generally, the leather seats are easy to clean if anything is split on them. Some minor treatment from time to time will keep your leather fresh and easy to wipe down, preventing staining etc.
And of course, how good does it look? – Luxury, Prestige and Comfort can not be equalled, particularly if you match your trims with leather as well.
It is not uncommon for dirt, or small particles of food such as potatoe, biscuits or chips to settle in the holes of the leather, which can sometimes be difficult to remove
Perforated leather will demand more maintenance to keep its superior appearance as time goes by. It will be important to keep the leather in good condition to keep that luxury feel and ensure the highest possible price when it finally comes time to sell your prized possession.
Cost is also a consideration – due to the higher quality of most perforated leather seats there is obviously additional cost that will be involved.
For me, the downside of having perforated leather seats is far outweighed by the positives. The luxury, comfort and prestige associated with having the finest quality leather is more than enough.
Combine that with the awesomely sporty look that customized perforated seats provide, and the additional cost and minor maintenance required just doesn’t seem to rate a mention.