High quality leather is luxurious and will last much longer than many other types of fabric. Leather is a popular option for furniture upholstery and other interiors. It is known for its flexibility and durability.
One of the most important things to know when making your leather selection is that leather has four basic types of grains, also known as qualities. These qualities are as follows:
- Full-grain leather – This type of leather is the highest quality. It has a smooth surface and very few flaws (if any). This type has not been buffed or sanded to remove natural markings or imperfections and the grain has not been removed. Used most often in footwear and furniture.
- Top-grain leather – More pliable and thinner, this is still a high-quality type. The surface is sanded and a finish coat is added. It is slightly more stain resistant than full-grain and often more readily available.
- Genuine leather – Made from leftovers from high quality leather projects, genuine leather is lower quality but still real leather. This type of leather is nice but does not last nearly as long as its higher quality counterparts.
- Corrected-grain leather – A special type of leather that has been corrected by experienced leatherworkers to improve functionality and aesthetic look. An artificial grain is also embossed on top using stains or dyes. This type of leather is readily available and a more affordable option.
At GAMINO DÉCOR, we offer a wide collection of high-quality luxurious leather. Whether you are looking for a smooth or pebble grain, slick or distressed, we have the perfect leather for your project. We sell all our leather by the hide so that the full authenticity is preserved.
Our partners purchase unfinished hides and control the finishing process to ensure that we provide uniformity of both quality and aesthetics. Our leather production adheres to an entirely non-polluting policy, where tanneries use strict guidelines to ensure minimal waste, high quality, and a product that is environmentally sound.
We can help you create your perfect leather piece. Call 818-559-6314 today for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.