Top grain leather, or "real leather", is the most common type of real leather used in higher-end leather upholstered items. It has had the “split” part of the hide removed (that’s the layer that would show any natural imperfections or hide marks. In full-grain leathers, that top layer is left on). The resulting hide is sanded to create an even, smooth texture; any dyes are added; then a finish coat is applied that helps it resist stains. This premium cover material offers the best feel and comfort along with the best color depth.
Top grain leather is usually either Cow Top or Buffalo Top. The Cow Top is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more supple feel. Buffalo leather grain is more pronounced, and the fibers are thicker and more widely-spaced. It’s also less expensive than Cow Top. This explains how some items are made in “real leather” but at a somewhat lower price….it could be Buffalo Leather.
Split leather is made from the layer of hide that is left once the top-grain portion has been separated off. Hides are sort of shaved horizontally into different layers, so a tannery gets several sheets of leather product from just one hide. The split portion of the hide has an artificial layer applied to it which is then embossed with a ‘grain’ to simulate the look of Top-grain. It’s still leather, made from a real hide, however its cost drops even further, so it also is often found on very affordably-priced items that say “real leather”.
How can you tell if something is real leather? On all real leathers, the back will be suede. If you can get a sample of the material and feel the back of it, you will know (although, read bonded leather below). At Ardentfurniture.com, our sales staff sends hundreds of real color swatches every year of any upholstery our customers are considering so they can touch it and see it before they buy it.
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