leather how do I know and choose ?

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 leather  how do you know and choose ?……..

Leather furniture is made using many different types of leather that are created using different processes. That is what accounts for the different look, feel and quality of leather furniture, and ultimately

  1. Aniline Leather top layer of hide quality

Aniline leather is highly prized for the way it looks. It is the most natural looking leather and retains the unique surface characteristics. Aniline leather is dyed by immersing the hide in a dye bath, and the surface is not coated with any polymers or pigments. Only the very best hides are used as all surface marks remain visible, which is why it is also called “naked leather.”

Advantages: Aniline leather is very soft and comfortable. It retains the unique markings and characteristics of the hide, making each piece different.

Disadvantages: Since it is not protected, aniline leather can be stained easily. It is not recommended for young families or very high traffic areas for that reason.

  1. Semi-Aniline Leather 2nd layer of hide  quality

Semi-aniline leather is a more hardy than aniline leather because its surface has been treated with a light coat that contains some pigment and this makes it more soil and stain resistant.

Advantages: While it retains the uniqueness of aniline leather, semi-aniline leather has more consistent color and is more resistant to stains.

Disadvantages: The markings are not as apparent, and therefore less unique than aniline leather.

  1. Corrected grain or Pigmented Leather quality

corrected grain leather is the most durable type of leather, for that reason it is the most used leather in furniture and car upholstery. Protected , corrected  leather has a polymer surface coating containing pigments.

While the thickness of the surface coating may vary, it allows the manufacturer to have more control over the properties of the leather. It is possible to add more resistance to scuffing or fading.

Advantages: This type of leather is easy to maintain and stands up to different conditions and uses.

Disadvantages: This type of leather does not have the uniqueness of aniline leather,. It can be hard to tell one kind of grain apart from the other as the surface is coated and embossed with grain……

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leather how do you know and choose ?…….. We have all pondered this question,when we  go int0 a store and see a sign that says 100% genuine leather..  Oh that must be really good , the price is so cheap, something is not adding up here. Well the sign says 100% genuine leather .What it does not say is that only a part of the sofa is 100% genuine leather. So somewhere on that sofa is some genuine leather …this means that the majority of the sofa is not leather, and therefore the price reflects this.

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