Leather and Leather Type When Buying a Furniture
Leather is a fashionable and resilient choice, but understanding what type to buy can be confusing. Overall, leather is durable and comfortable throughout many environmental changes. Picking the style of leather may depend on your environment. For example, leather mixed with vinyl may be cheaper but feel less comfortable and cool on a hot summer day. Style and color of the leather can also count on the décor of the space and whether it is conventional or more contemporary.
Maintenance of leather also depends on what type you get, so take that into consideration when deciding on your leather furniture. Here’s some information on the three most common types of leather:
• Aniline: The most costly type of leather, it is also the most pure. It's colored only with dyes, and the natural marks of the hide are exposed. Nubuck is dyed aniline that has a velvety finish.
• Pigmented or Protected: Less natural but more durable, this type of leather is most often used for upholstery. It has a polyester surface coating, improving its durability. There are an assortment of different pigmented leathers, including antique grain and suede, which is like nubuck.
• Semi-Aniline: Similar to aniline in that it’s natural but tough like protected, semi-aniline has a light surface coating and is a happy medium between the two.
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