last updated: 13 June 2017 (approximate reading time: 2 minutes; 263 words)
Did you know that leather floors are a thing? Instead of carpets, tiles, or wood to cover the floor, you can have leather.
Yeah, I didn’t know either.
But when I was doing my research for Clementina I looked at listings for high end rentals in Paris. Clementina’s father is a financier—a financial deal maker. He is working on a deal in Paris and to give himself some privacy and to provide a place where his daughter can easily visit him while he is in Paris, he hires a luxury penthouse.
Looking through the listings it didn’t take long to find a property that was a near perfect example of the kind of place Clementina’s father would rent—it was fitted with all the modern luxuries.
As I read through the description, I saw a mention of leather floors and was intrigued. It sounded like sort of thing rappers would have.
It also sounded totally impractical.
It took a bit more research to find that leather floors really are a thing.
But they’re not a simple thing. Clearly, there’s the cost—leather is not cheap. But then there’s the fitting. Unlike conventional floor coverings, leather needs to be laid on a perfectly flat surface. The leather is very thin and there is no scope for any imperfection, so for instance, you cannot simply lay leather on top of old-fashioned floorboards—you need to lay a perfectly flat surface and install the leather on top of that.
If you want to know what it’s like to rent out an penthouse with leather floors, you should read Clementina.