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top grain

Leather; Leather preparation

Leather whose top (outermost) layers have been left intact, in contrast to split leather.


Leather; Leather preparation

An effect created by applying layers of similar or contrasting dyes to a piece of leather in order to create a mottled or aged appearance. Antiqued and Sauvaged leathers are examples of two-tone ...

upholstery leather

Leather; Leather preparation

Leather created from a whole hide and intended for use in furniture, automobiles, airplanes, and other upholstery applications.

vegetable tanning

Leather; Leather preparation

A method of hide tanning which utilizes materials from organic materials such as bark instead of the traditional chemicals. Vegetable tanned leather has greater body and firmness than ...


Leather; Leather preparation

A term which describes the heaviness or thickness of leather. Typically given in ounces per square foot or millimeters (thickness).

whole hide

Leather; Leather preparation

Refers to leather created using a full hide, as opposed to a side, and typically intended for use as upholstery leather.

top coat

Leather; Leather preparation

Synthetic transparent resins applied as a protective coating producing either a high gloss or a matte finish.

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