• Posted :   Mar 19th, 2012

    Leather product is long lasting investment. It can be used and ever shine if cured and maintained properly. This all things come after buying leather product but what about keys to be remembered before buying it? Have you ever planned anything or have done any research how much to spend in which leather?  Due to less knowledge of leather material people tend to buy wrong or irrelevant leather. This even cost them high; though get bluff in quality leather.

    There are different types of animal skin used for leather products. Leather value differentiates as per different animal skin, hides, size etc. used in leather. Polishing plays a superior role and raises the value of leather according to it.
    I)    Top Grain Hides- Top grain hides is high quality leather. Mostly used in handbags, shoes. Top grain hides are durable. It is the top layer of the hides. Top grain and full- grain is seen as similar but it’s not true. Top grain differ lot from full-grain. Full-grain is best quality hide that doesn’t mean top grain hide is of sub-standard. Top surface hide without any damage such as insect’s bites is referred to full-grain hides. But it has such damage on surface and when it is removed of by some process then it is called as top grain hide.
    II)    Aniline– It is kind of superior and expensive dying process used in making leather artifacts without any other pigments applied to it. Leather is natural material absorbs the dye depending from animal hides to hide. The best part of aniline it shows off the hides’ natural characteristic like wrinkles, scars, and animal marks etc. It showcases the original structure of animal skin. This makes it look more real and original leather.
    III)   Semi- Aniline- Is thin coat as compared to pure aniline coat. Semi aniline goes through same procedure as of pure aniline. Semi-aniline protects leather from staining. It also has some of pigments which give better protection from fading.
    IV)   Faux Leather- It is an artificial leather which lookalike genuine leather. It is better option of cost cutting while making huge and big leather products like chairs, sofas and etc.
    V)    Structure the need of leather as per product requirement. Instead of buying full leather hides for tiny leather articles is total waste of money and even hides.  If you want to make sofa or chair buy leather in Sq.Ft. Calculate the need of leather as per requirement of material. Add about 25 % more it if you’re in doubt about requirement.
    VI)   Research on internet. It is best source of information to judge, calculate different as per your convenience for rate, durability of leather. Search for wholesaler and retailer who have genuine and variant choices in leather quality from cheap to expensive.
    VII)  Choosing color as per leather is another factor. You can use fancy colors for small leather item like pants, jackets, purse, wallet, laptop bags etc but for sofa, chair kind of articles use standard means dark color. In future there is possibility of getting stains of foods, drinks etc over it. Choose colors like black, brown even red and white is new preferable choice until you don’t have small kids. Red and white color doesn’t make your sofa lookalike as natural but looks classy and royal too. Not recommended for children’s and kids house.

    Buying quality and reasonable products pleasure your satisfactory level. Considering your need and requirements of leather neither wastes your leather nor costs.  Buying low quality dyed leather doesn’t mean it is bad or sub- standard. It is just choice in variation as per your requirement. Continues expose to sun or light may cause any leather material to fade and loose attractive quality of shine. After buying leather as raw or as products know the procedure that helps to maintain it.

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