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Top 50 Best Distressed Leather Sofas For 2022

With a characteristic western look, distressed sofa leather is one dyed in aniline artificially aged in appearance. Aniline is a basic poisonous liquid that is oily and colorless. It is used for manufacturing pharmaceuticals and dyes. 

The neutral color of this leather hides scratches, wrinkles, stains, and healed scars.

Distressed leathers are an absolutely stunning, high-end, and unique leather type. Initially, they were used on clothes like bags and bomber jackets. In more recent years, the use of distressed leather has extended to furniture. They are used for furniture upholstery of sofas, Chesterfield wing chairs, loveseats, recliners, and tufted leather furniture. One spectacular feature of distressed leather is the fact that no two hides are exactly the same. 

The neutral color of this leather hides scratches, wrinkles, stains, and healed scars.

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 Features of Distressed Leather

Pros

  • High quality: the natural material of leather is one that comes customized with a long lifespan, strength, and durability. This is double what you get by purchasing distressed leather. It is like an investment. 
  • Aging: think of all the things you know can get better, look better or taste better with time. Wine, scotch, and cheese are on the list, and so is leather. This is also why it is an investment.
  • Texture: distressed leathers have a buttery soft feel which gives your interior a cozy feeling. This is a result of high oil content.
  • Flexibility: distressed leathers have scratch-restoration properties. Light scratches on this kind of leather can easily be rubbed off with a thumb. More conspicuous and heavier scratches can be gotten rid of with little application of leather wax.
  • Easy maintenance: this kind of leather does not require frequent care to maintain quality and durability. This is because the oil contained in the hide; it has a moisturizing effect.

Cons

  • Expensive: this is due to the infinite characteristic or timeless quality of distressed leather.
  • Susceptibility: while distressed leather ages well with time even with harsh conditions, it is also very prone to cracks, spillage and stains. This susceptive nature is due to the tanned skin or surface of the leather. 

       Distressed Leather Sofa

In order to be used for upholstering furniture, leather sofas and likes require heavy-weight leather. It is no surprise that the use of this type of leather is being embraced in more recent years. As a matter of fact, it is a current trend. The look is no longer considered unfashionable or too old-fashioned, it is now recognized as a truly rustic aesthetic. 

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A distressed leather sofa is a piece of furniture that has been weathered by hand or by the use of chemicals. This distressing process, as already implied, gives the furniture an aged appearance or look.

Top 50 Distressed Leather Sofas

  1. Vaquero three-cushion sofa

Made in the southwestern style and upholstered with brindle Brazilian cowhide on the arm panels, the back, rail, and seat, this distressed Leather sofa has a rich dark exotic color. It was made without sag hand ties by the Great Blue Heron. The arms both on the outside and on the inside are upholstered with grain distressed leather. The rail and center of the cushions are in grain leather as well. This sofa was customized by the addition of embossed leather at the back, cushion borders, top stitching, and antique nail heads which are made of brass. It has frame components made of Oak and high-density foam which are long-lasting and pleasant to use.

  •     Materials used are; top grain leather or full grain leather, hardwood frame, faux down, and foam.
  •      Dimensions; 94″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height. 
  • It weighs about 290 lb 
  1. Darlene 72″ Leather Sofa

This brown-leather sofa is made with top-grain leather and a rubber wood frame. It provides an antique charm in your interiors. The solid wood frame and nail-head trims which are exposed give the country-style look. It is suitable for both modern and classic interiors.

  • Dimensions; 72″ in width, 31″ in depth and 31.5″ in height
  • The seat itself is about twenty inches deep, The arm is about twenty-seven inches high. 
  • It weighs about 145 lb
  1. Remington Distressed Black leather sofa

This classic chesterfield sofa is spun in contemporary style. It is made of raw top grain leather which has low styling and deep tufts. The stout legs are made out of weathered oak.

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  • Dimensions; 86″ in width, 36″ in depth, and 28″ in height
  • It weighs about 140 lb.
  • Materials are; solid ash and top grain leather
  1. Carnegie Larkin Sofa

 The Carnegie Larkin Sofa which is manufactured by Four hands has cigar-toned antique leather with a brass nail-head detailing. Made in a transitional style, the track arms are covered in distressed leather. This piece of furniture provides timeless comfort.

  • Dimensions; 72″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 35″ in height.
  • It weighs about 165 lb.
  1. Cabin fever three-cushion sofa

 This Furniture is upholstered with heavily distressed hand-finished leather, particularly, buffalo leather. The cushions, out arms, and outbacks are all in the top grain or full grain leather. The seat rail and arm panels are upholstered Brazilian cowhide which is exotic and streaky-colored. The wood used for the construction of this furniture is the oak frame. The cushions have high-density foams and the springs do not have sags. 

The build of this sofa promotes comfort and is sure to last for an even longer period.

  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height.
  • It weighs about 290 lb.
  • It is made in southwestern style
  1. Horatio 8′ Vintage Leather sofa

  Manufactured by Tandem Arbor, this sofa is mainly available in four colors; chocolate, oyster, graphite, and pumice.

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  This sofa has a camelback design which is considered classic and has a great way of giving your living area the transformation it needs. Despite its classic design, it has a modern appearance.

The arch curves form a symmetry atop the back of the sofa. The seat of the bench is low and long with two accent pillows having a square shape and tapered armrests. 

   Based on specifications, each piece of this furniture is hand-crafted and built with raw materials of the highest quality which are sourced locally and are very friendly to the environment. Although customizable, Horatio sofas all have tight back cushions and single bench seats. 

  •     Dimensions; 96″ in width, 36″ in depth, and 33″ in height. 
  • It weighs about 165 lb.
  • Materials used are; leather and engineered hardwood.
  • To guarantee a perfect fit, the upholstery is sewn by hand onto the frame of the sofa.
  • Frames are made from engineered hardwood and each frame has cross rails at the center.
  • The seats lack sinuous spring suspension. They are made with highly gauged steel. The cushions are surrounded by foam and have coiled strings wrapped with poly fiber and feathers. 
  1. Mercer 9′ Vintage Leather sofa

  Usually referred to as the ultimate modern sofa, this piece of furniture is deeply anchored traditionally. It has a round angular profile and low square feet. It is easily customized to fit the styles, preferences, and needs of different homeowners.

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   This sofa has three back cushions and three seat cushions.

  • Dimensions; 108″ in width, 39″ in depth, and 33.5″ in height.
  • It weighs about 190 lb.
  1. Leroy 8′ Vintage Leather sofa

The Leroy sofa was simply and elegantly designed for the purpose of comfort. It has a good number of similar features to traditional sofas. It has loose back cushions, wooden feet that are turned, and rolls of arms. The seat cushions and loose back cushions are three each.

  • Dimensions; 96″ in width, 43″ in depth, and 36″ in height.
  • It weighs about 165 lb.
  • The spring suspension system of the seats is a no-sag sinuous.
  1. Madison 6′ Vintage Leather sofa

  The sophistication provided by this furniture is suitable for all Interiors. The profiles are low and deep with narrow arms. This stationary sofa has two back cushions and a bench seat made in contemporary style.

  • Dimensions; width is 72″, depth is 38″ and height is 33″.
  • The upholstery is hand-sewn onto the sofa frame. 
  • It weighs about 115 lb.
  • It has a seating capacity of two and the cushions are removable. 
  • The top and frame materials are both made of wood and the upholstery is made of leather.
  1. Varick 10′ Vintage Leather sofa

This sofa has a plushy design made from bulky and sufficient Varick sofa. It has a modern internal rim around the edges. Varick sofas have a  tight back and tight seat.

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  • Dimensions; width is 120″, depth is 41″ and height is 30″.
  • The absence of loose cushions on the tight upholstered seat and back gives a cleaner look, a firmer feel, and a more tailored appeal.
  • It weighs about 220 lb.
  • The seat itself is seventeen inches tall and ninety-four inches wide and about twenty-six inches deep. The arm is thirty inches.
  • It has a Seating capacity of three.
  • It has no seat tight backs, no removable covers, and no removable cushions.
  1. Albuquerque three-cushion sofa

 Usually, in turquoise color, this is also by the Great Blue Heron. Made in an eclectic manner, the leather is a Caribbean top grain on the out arms, the outback, and in-back which is a distressed buffalo leather finished by hand and waxed lightly and constructed with an oak frame.

  •  Dimensions; 94″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height.
  • It weighs about 290 lb.
  1. Top grain vintage leather Kenmore

This is a sleek and glossy mid-century contemporary design. It has a single cushion seat and angled sides. It is made with full leather. All sides are top-grain Italian leather. This furniture is available as both an armchair and a sofa of which both are separately sold. It is manufactured and sold by Crafters and Weavers.

  • Dimensions; 86″ in width, 33″ in depth, and 36″ in height.
  • It weighs about 148 lb.
  1. Nolita stitch saddle black leather sofa

This simple and seamed distressed sofa has a design that was inspired by the modernization of the twentieth century. In other words, it is made with a transitional style. Using the best quality of top grain leather, this furniture is dyed with aniline and hand-aged via the eight-stage process of hand-aging which is epitomized by quality craftsmanship. The bench is built with a solid wooden frame and detailed with reverse stitches. It is upholstered in old saddleback leather that is finished with matte leaving it with a soft texture. The manufacturer of this Furniture is Zin Home.

  • Dimensions; 99″ in width, 36″ in depth, 29″ in height.
  • It weighs about 190 lb.
  • The seat, which is 18″ in height, has a coil and eight-way hand-tied springs which provides it with great support.
  • This furniture is detailed with reverse stitching and seaming and built by hand with a frame made with kiln-dried hardwood.
  1. Thompson 10′ vintage leather sofa

This design has a transitional twist. It is sleek and considered one of the new benchmarks for modern homes. Enclosed on a single bench, the arms are rolled and sloped tactilely. The feet have a neat square shape and this contributes to the appealing sight of the furniture. Every piece can be hand-crafted and customized according to customer satisfaction. Customization is done with the use of raw materials which are locally and environmentally friendly. 

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  • Dimensions; 120 in width, 41″ in depth, and 32″ in height. 
  • It weighs about 220 lb.
  • Frames are made from cross-directional engineered hardwood. 
  • It has a single seat and three back cushions. 
  • Seat cushions have coiled springs wrapped by feathers, poly fibers, and down which is surrounded by foam. 
  • It is made with protected aniline Italian leather that has a two-tone effect balanced attractively. It possesses a smooth hand and a light sheen.
  • The structure of the cushion is held by foam cores situated at the back cushion and wrapped with a down proof cover. This down proof cover is filled with poly-fiber, a blend of feather and down itself.
  • The spring suspension system of the seat is a no-sag sinuous.
  1. Crosby 6′ vintage leather sofa

This furniture is made with modernized sculptural traditional features. Made seamlessly, it has clean arms that are sloped and cascaded into a straight and slim profile. It has a single bench seat with two throw pillows and two back cushions. 

  • Dimensions; 72″ in width, 38″ in depth, and 32.5″ in height.
  • It weighs about 115 lb.
  • Each frame made from cross-directional engineered hardwood had cross rails at the center which act as a reinforcement.
  • A suspension system is a no-sag sinuous high gauge steel.
  • The cushions of the seat are coil springs which have a spring-and-down feature.
  • It is upholstered by hand sewing.
  • The back cushion had a foam core
  1. Beckwith 94″ leather sofa

This sofa is made with jet-black top grain leather which has a buttery soft seat. The stout legs are made with weathered oak. This stoutness of the legs allows a front-and-center posture.

With inspiration from designs of the old world libraries from centuries ago, this piece offers the reinvention of classic elegance which is effortlessly timeless.

  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 35″ in depth, and 30″ in height. 
  • It weighs about 161 lb.
  • It is hand-finished with worn-out top grain leather which adds a modern flair to the frames.
  • Unusual features like irregular complicated shapes and complex patterns push boundaries and give luxury a redefinition.
  1. Adrian sofa

Inspired by the southwestern style, this furniture has top grain leather on the body and coarse woolen fabric on the cushions. Brindle Brazilian cowhide is used to accent the sofa. This gives it a characteristic of exoticness.

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 The Adrian sofa is manufactured with hand-tied springs (eight-way hand-tied springs), cushions wrapped in down, and a frame made of hardwood. This sofa offers durability and comfort.

  • Dimensions; 88″ in width, 39″ in depth, and 37″ in height.
  • It weighs about 310 lb.
  • Materials used are; full or top grain leather, faux down, hardwood frame, foam, and down.
  1. Rivington 8′ vintage leather sofa

Great comfort and proper relaxation is provided due to the characteristic enveloping track arms. This stylish and streamlined sofa has its arms leaning outwardly and this highlights the dynamic feature and elegance of this piece.

All sizes of this sofa have three back cushions, a single bench seat, and two kidney pillows.

  • Dimensions; 84″ in width, 37″ in depth, and 31″ in height.
  • It weighs about 165 lb.
  • Has hand-sewn upholstery
  • Frames have centered cross rails which strengthens the piece.
  • Back cushions have a foam core
  • Springs used in seat cushions are core coiled springs.
  1. Ranch foreman three-cushion sofa

This piece follows the southwestern trend and is upholstered on the in-back, seat rails, and arm panels with dark, streaky-colored Brazilian cowhide. The other parts which include the out-back, out-arms, and in-arms are upholstered with distressed leather. Customization for buyers required a particular choice of gator embossed leather which would be used on the antique nail heads, cushion borders, and top stitches. It is constructed using high-density foam, oak frame components that are kiln-dried, and no-sag hand-tied springs.

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  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height.
  • It weighs 290 lb.
  • Materials used are; full or top grain leather, hardwood frame, faux down, down, and foam.
  1. Hudson 8′ Vintage Leather Sofa

The history of this design can be dated back to the 1920s. When it comes to the reimagination and recreation of classics, this furniture offers the simplicity and functionality of beautiful and artistic decorative designs. This tight-seat sofa is classy, sustainable, and smooth. It is accentuated by brass nail heads and button tufts.

  • Dimensions; 96″ in width, 37″ in depth, and 32″ in height.
  • It weighs about 165 lb.
  • Upholstered by hand sewing with protected semi-aniline Italian leather. 
  • Has a tight back cushion and tight seat cushion. There are no loose cushions. 
  1. Charlton 6′ Vintage Leather Sofa

This sofa has an elegant slender form which shows the traditionally inspired designs. The sheltered arms lean outwardly and envelopes the single bench seat. The elevated legs have a characteristic curved shape.

  • Dimensions; 72″ in width, 33″ in depth, and 31″ in height.
  • It weighs about 115 lb.
  • It possesses two side cushions, one back cushion, and a single bench seat.
  • Materials are; hardwood (engineered) and leather.
  1. Mulberry 10′ Vintage Leather Sofa

Set to be a new contemporary classic, this furniture offers basic elements of current and trendy designs. It has track arms that are shaped like squares and a profile with great depth. 

  • Dimensions; 120″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 33″ in height.
  • It weighs about 220 lb.
  • It possesses two back cushions and two seat cushions.
  1. Split rail Conversational Sofa

This gorgeous piece is upholstered in new palio leather. Vintage gator embossment and Brazilian cowhides are used to accent this sofa. On the outback and out arm, white accents are used. It is finished with dark distressed nails and the use of blown back faux down wrapped seat promotes great comfort.

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  • Dimensions; 125″ in width, 57″ in depth, and 46″ in height.
  • It weighs about 325 lb.
  • Materials used are; hardwood frame, faux down, foam, down, and top or full grain leather.
  1. Acme Silchester Sofa in Oak and Distress Chocolate 

This sofa is made by Acme Furniture with distressed top grain leather and oak. It features or represents an industrial style. 

  • Dimensions; 94.68″ in length, 24″ in width, 39″ in depth, and 98″ in height.
  • It weighs about 205 lb.
  • Materials used include; wood base, metal leg, and upholstery.
  1. Ludlow 6′ Vintage Leather Sofa

The clean rounded roll arms and seamless waterfall skirt make this transitionally styled piece an essential and principal model for furniture collection. Ludlow sofa originally has a traditional design and is minimally tailored for liss.

  • Dimensions; 72″ in width, 38″ in depth, 34″ in height.
  • It weighs about 155 lb.
  • All sizes of this furniture have two throw pillows, a single bench seat, and two back cushions.
  • The frames are made from engineered hardwood.
  • Upholstery is hand sewn and balanced with two tones.
  • The foam core is filled with a blend of feathers, poly fibers, and down. Wrapped around it, is a down proof cover.
  1. Rifkin 83″ Leather Sofa

Made available by the manufacturer in chestnut brown and black colors, this furniture spans the divide between comfort and contemporary style. It possesses square arms which are accented by nailhead detailing made of brass. The process of distressing applied is done by hand. The fluffy cushion permits great relaxation and sufficient seating capacity.

  • Dimensions; 83″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 29″ in height.
  • It weighs about 200 lb.
  • Materials used include; metal, wood, and top grain leather.
  1. Warner 90″ Chesterfield Sofa

The classic, infinite and gorgeous Chesterfield design is beghasted by British aristocracy libraries. It is made by the supple upholstery of vintage leather and hammered brass nails. 

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The foam core, hardwood frame, and hardwood legs are surrounded by the back cushion which is fifty percent leather with down and fifty percent poly-fiber. The back cushion is coordinated by the hand-tied spring suspension.

The finishing process of this sofa could last as long as eighteen hours.

  • Dimensions; 90″ in width, 42″ in depth, and 31″ in height.
  • It weighs about 222 lbs.
  • The seat is 20″ in height
  • The eight-way hand-tied springs surround the frame at eight points promoting stability and liss.
  • It possesses hand-tufted arms which form a roll.
  • The hardwood frame is kiln-dried
  • It is upholstered with aniline leather
  • The vintage look leather of this furniture which is naturally derived has various colors and textures, making every piece of this sofa type unique. This leather is premium hand-tanned.
  • Finishing involves leather waxing and oiling which gives it a dominant supple texture.
  1. Beckwith Mid Century Modern Camel Leather Cushion Back Sofa

With a bold palette, clean lines, rich materials, and a sleek body,  Beckwith camel leather has appealed to so many. This soft top-grain leather with camel hue has undergone mid-century modernization to present a refreshing trend. It has a mesh seat and shouted weathered oak legs.

  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 35″ in depth, and 30″ in height.
  • It weighs about 170 lb.
  • It is constructed from top-grain leather and oak wood and upholstered in camel leather.
  • Finishing is done in weathered oak.
  • Aside from weathered oak, another color variation includes the Naphina camel.
  1. Conrad 96″ Vintage Cigar Leather Chesterfield Sofa

This is the reinvention of the Chesterfield sofa.

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The deep detailing of buttons and rolled arms are the distinctive features adopted by the Conrad vintage leather. Upholstery is by the use of fine and high-quality top grain and leather dyed with aniline. The hand-aging process is condensed into eight stages. 

  • Dimensions; 96″ in width, 38″ in depth, and 30″ in height.
  • It weighs about 210 lb.
  • The bench is built with a solid wood frame and padded amply with cushions.
  • It has vintage brass nailhead detailing and vintage distressed leather upholstery.
  • Hand-finishing is done in eight concise steps by skilled craftsmen.
  • It develops a furbish patina with time and age
  • The hardwood frame is kiln-dried.
  • It has pocket-coil spring suspension and hammered brass buttons and studs.
  • Materials used include; wood frame, top grain leather, and brass nailheads.
  1. Medina Three-cushion Tufted Sofa

This is the precise representation of the way the furniture was made many years and decades ago. The Medina sofa has a camel-back design which is hand-tufted using distressed top grain leather and Brazilian cowhides. This piece is easily customized to fit customers’ preferences.

  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height.
  • It weighs about 300 lb.
  • This sofa is constructed using kiln-dried oak frame components, high-density foam, and no-sag hand-tied springs.
  • Custom sizes of the Medina sofa include; a 72″ loveseat, 84″ sofa, 94″ sofa, 108″ sofa, and 120″ sofa.
  1. Dark Brown Leather Union Jack Sofa

This dark fudge distressed sofa is a three-sitter. This design follows the contemporary Chesterfield style with scrolled arms, front panel, detailing with matte brass studs, and button back. 

  • Dimensions; 87″ in width, 37″ in depth, and 31″ in height
  • It weighs about 168 lb.
  • Materials include; leather and wood
  • Upholstery is done with a hundred percent leather.
  • Arm height is 31 in, 78 cm
  • Seat height is 19 in, 48 cm
  1. Luckenbach Curved Front Sofa

This sofa is curved gently from the front to the back. This curve provides a sense of comfort and intimacy. The wing-shaped look is similar to the western style. The Brazilian cowhide used in upholstery has three colors. The Buffalo distressed leather and decorated gator are fixed at the back of the sofa. 

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  • Dimensions; 94″ in width, 42″ in depth, and 46″ in height.
  • It weighs about 320 lb
  • Materials include; hardwood frame, foam, faux down, down, and full or top grain.
  1. Tucson Straightback Loose Cushion Sofa

The inspiration of this rustic design comes from the architectural design of the cities in Southwestern America, particularly, the exceptional straight lines. It is upholstered with Buffalo distressed leather which is on the cushions and arms. The distressed leather is combined with a different kind of leather on the seat rails and arm panels.

  • Dimensions; 90″ in width, 39″ in depth, and 40″ in height
  • It weighs about 220 lb.
  1. Bel Air 100% Italian Pull-Up Leather Sofa

This mocha-colored sofa displays sturdiness, which originally, is a characteristic feature of leather. Bel air sofa is simply contemporary. The hide used is infused with oil and leather wax to give the sofa a glossy and sheen look. The warming up of the oil and wax automatically distresses the hide. Internally, this furniture comprises corner block stapled frames, a soft mix of leather, strings made of tempered steel, and cushion-fill polyester.

  • Dimensions; 96″ in width, 46″ in depth, and 35″ in height.
  • It weighs about 249 lbs.
  • The seat is 82 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 19 inches wide
  • The arm is 22 inches high, the leg is 2 inches high.
  • This sofa has a weight capacity of nine hundred pounds.
  • It is made with a hundred percent Italian leather (full grain) injected with wax and oil.
  • The combination of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture grade laminate is used to corner block, staple, and glue the frame put in use.
  • To prevent clump, the back cushions of this sofa are filled with down, polyester, and a blend of feathers.
  • The presence of a coiled tempered steel spring is for the constant provision of comfort.
  • Materials include; hardwood laminates and top grain leather
  1. Santa Fe Leather Sofa

This is made with full-grain leather. It has a soft texture but has an original rugged look. The kiln-dried hardwood is timeless and has a lifelong guarantee. Quality soft full-grain cowhides from south Germany and Austria are used. The hundred percent leather dyed with aniline allows aging with natural markings.

  • Dimensions; 91″ in width, 33″ in depth, and 39″ in height.
  • It weighs about 200 lb.
  • The density foams(1.8 density foams) are guaranteed and resistant to collapse.
  • The color is consistent because the leather is hand-picked and matched.
  • The coil springs surround the cushions at eight points (eight-way hand-tied)
  • Materials include; wood, metal, and leather.
  1. Cattle Baron Two-cushion Sofa

The arms, cushions, and outbacks are upholstered with top-grain leather. A longhorn embroidery is situated at the back. Dark Brazilian cowhides are used for the arm panels, seat rail, and in-back. 

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  • Dimensions; 92″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 42″ in height. 
  • It weighs about 280 lb
  • Materials include; foam, faux down, down, full grain or top grain, and hardwood frame.
  1. Fedo Sofa-Sapphire Birch

This sofa is the modernized version of classic library sofas. It is mounted on parawood base and has a distressed birch color. The bronze nail heads which are aged spice up the contemporary look.

Each Fedo sofa is made from hardwood with hand-crafted detailed carvings and curves. 

  •  Dimensions; 95.00″ in width, 34.75″ in depth, and 26.50 in height.
  • It weighs about 164 lb.
  • The Fedo sofa collection features a good number of upholstery options; ranging from top grain leather to velvet, and cotton.
  • Materials include; iron, ten percent cotton, ninety percent polyester, and parawood.
  • Colors include; birch, aged bronze, and whitewash.
  1. 90.00″ L Ginevra Leather Sofa

Design from ancient world libraries serves as the major inspiration for this furniture. The elegance of these reinvented themes is timeless. The intricate patterns and irregular shapes have strong details which redefine epicurean.

  • Dimensions; 90.00″ in width, 35.00″ in depth, and 28.00″ in height
  • It weighs about 132.28 lb
  • Colors include; weathered oak and natural washed camel
  • Materials include; top grain leather and oak
  1. Kensington Maxx Sofa

Influenced by the transition from classic to contemporary, this distressed sofa is made with black top grain leather and mounted on a weathered oak base. It is rich in color, shape, and texture.

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  • Dimensions; 95″ in width, 35.75″ in depth, and 26.5″ in height.
  • It weighs about 179 lb.
  • Materials include; metal and antique material
  • The collection offers different upholstery options; natural linen, velvet, and top grain leather.
  1. 80″ Luisella Sofa Natural Washed Sand Sectional Top Grain leather

The sophistication of this Italian style is appealing. The natural sand color in top-grain leather looks absolutely stunning. The stitches on the sofa contrast the color of this gorgeous piece. 

  • Dimensions; 80.00″ in width, 40.25″ in depth, and 28.75″ in height.
  • It weighs about 142.2 Ib.
  • Colors include; weathered oak and Natural sand.
  • Materials include; oak and top grain leather.
  1. Conan Leather Sofa

Manufactured by Peach Tree Fine Furniture, this distressed sofa made in transitional style has comfortable cushions with decorative brass nails.

  • Dimensions; 78.5″ in width, 35.5″ in depth, and 30.5 in height.
  • It weighs about 175 lb.
  1. Bailey Sofa

This sofa is manufactured by Rustic Home Furnishings. Inspired by ancient designs, this distressed leather is made following classic themes. It is hand-finished with brass caps.

  • Dimensions; 79″ in width, 34.5″ in depth, and 29.5″ in height.
  • It weighs about 140 lb.
  1. Crafters and Weavers Henry Industrial Modern Sofa

This industrial modern sofa by Crafters and Weavers has an iron pipe framework that gives it a certain uniqueness. The seating scale is super comfortable and all sides are made with full Italian leather. It is finished in a vintage style.

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  • Dimensions; 88.5″ in width, 39.5″ in depth, and 29″ in height
  • It weighs about 85 lb
  • The spacious medium-firm wears off with time
  • The coaster wheels promote flexibility and give it the industrial look
  • It has a modern cube design with a framework of iron pipes and laps tight with the leather
  • Color is slate
  • The material used is wood
  1. Maxx Distressed Black Leather Tufted Sofa

This sofa has straight lines that are mixed with rich, casual, and stylish deep tufts which are traditional or classic elements. It is mounted on weathered oak legs and upholstered in black top-grain leather. It has nailhead trim and deep tufting.

  • Dimensions; 95″ in width, 34.75″ in depth, and 26.5″ in height.
  • It weighs about 163.14 lb
  • It has a kiln-dried hardwood frame
  • The legs are finished in weathered oak
  • Material; leather 
  1. Kunis Soft Italian Bright White Leather

With a solid wood base and upholstered in a hundred percent full grain leather, this bright white sofa has cushioned cubes with precision stitches on top which gives it a flawless and gorgeous finish.

  • Dimensions; 88.75″ in width, 30″ in depth, and 29″ in height
  • It weighs about 100 lb
  • The seat height is 17.5″
  • Upholstered fully in top grain Italian aniline dyed leather.
  • All round tufting
  • The sofa possesses a multi-density compliant foam wrapped with dacron for supreme durability and comfort
  • The hardwood frame ensures sturdy construction
  • Material; Italian full grain leather
  • The color is Bright white
  1. Davinci 100% Leather Three-piece Reclining Sofa

This is a power-motion reclining sofa.

It is upholstered in a hundred percent full-grain leather. It has a power control button which allows you to use the footrests and power head with just a touch or slight push. It also has a USB charger. The coil seat is enveloped with plush feather or down which provides comfort. To give it a rustic and traditional touch, nailheads are detailed on the arms. The best part is the combination of modern convenience with infinite style.

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  • Dimensions; 90″ in width, 40″ in depth, and 43″ in height
  • It weighs about 450 lb 
  • The seat is 78″ wide, 23″ inches deep, and 20″ inches high
  • The arm is 25″ inches high
  • The leg is 5′ inches high
  • This sofa has a weight capacity of nine hundred pounds and wall clearance of eight inches
  • This sofa is made with premium leather; a hundred percent top grain. No bonded materials and no splits.
  • The frame is stapled, corner blocked, and glued with kiln-dried hardwood and grade laminate for furniture
  • The Spring system has eight gauges tempered steel
  • Materials include; top grain leather, hardwood, and laminates
  • Color is brown
  1. 95″ Long Alfredina Sofa Top Grain Leather

This top grain obtains the leather covering of a distressed birch. It is mounted on a parawood base. It adopts the classic style of old libraries although modernity is added by the detailing with aged bronze nailheads. This sofa is manufactured by Noble Origins Home.

  • Dimensions; 95.00″ in width, 34.75″ in depth, and 26.50″ in height
  • It weighs about 163.14 lb
  • Materials include; parawood iron and top grain leather
  • Colors include; aged bronze, umber gray, whitewash
  1. Williams Tufted Tan Leather Shelter Arm Sofa 75″

The well-tailored, tufted, and squared shelter arms are classic and contemporary at the same time with a high dose of mid-century elegance. This sofa is constructed from leather and oak wood and the legs and finished in weathered oak. Upholstery is in natural washed camel top grain leather. This piece is manufactured by Zin Home.

  • Dimensions; 75″ in width, 35″ in depth, and 28″ in height.
  • It weighs about 125 lb.
  • Materials include; oak and top grain leather
  • Colors include; weathered oak and natural washed camel
  1. Le Corbusier Extra Grande Sofa

Built with high-quality craftsmanship, this grande white leather has a classic design that evokes luxury and would fit right in any seating area. It features a polished stainless steel frame and it is upholstered in hundred percent leather dyed with aniline. Polished nature gives it a mirror sheen.

  • Dimensions; 93″ in width, 29″ in depth, and 27″ in height.
  • Materials include; stainless steel and full grain leather
  • Polished stainless steel is rust-resistant and chip-resistant
  • The back and side cushions are five inches thick each
  • All sofa joints are sanded, welded, and sealed
  • The internal hardwood frame has a Pirelli criss-cross webbing pattern
  • It is cushioned by multi-density CA-117 foam which is wrapped with dacron
  • Floor protective foot caps are adjustable
  • The collection is available in matching armchairs and loveseat
  • Colors include; golden tan, chocolate, white, black, and gray.
  1. Maddox Tufted Sofa

Centered on a whitewashed oak base, this gorgeous upholstery has an excellent tuft. The deep button tufts and aged bronze nailheads accent this piece. The finishing of the top grain leather is on a white-washed rubberwood base. Maddox sofa is manufactured by Marco Polo imports.

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  • Dimensions; 95″ in width, 34.75 in-depth, and 26.5″ in height
  • It weighs about 163.14 lb
  • Colors include; antiqued black, soft grey, umber gray, distressed birch, and sea green

Easy Tips To Care For a Distressed Leather Sofa

Despite how durable and timeless distressed leather furniture can be, its quality, longevity, and ability to stay attractive will all depend on how much or how little you care for it. 

Below are simple things you can do to improve or maintain the quality of your distressed sofa;

  1. Wipe regularly: even if you are unsure of what treatment to use or you barely find the time to deep cleanse, one quick easy way to care for your distressed sofa is by wiping across it regularly with a dry cloth. It helps you get rid of contaminants or stains on the surface of your sofa and by doing so, you prevent them from getting absorbed through the pores of your furniture.
  1. Keep food and dirt away: remember that your distressed leather is very porous. Do not keep dirty materials or properties close to or on your distressed sofa. In addition, be sure to keep food and drinks away as well. When these particles accumulate on the surface of your leather, they could cause friction which with time will cause your distressed leather to crack and start ripping apart. Extremely hot food could scald your sofa and fizzy or surgary drinks would leave marks and a sticky film if left to dry.
  1. Do not clean too frequently: this is the tricky part, while regular cleaning is good, it could also be bad if you clean too often. Here’s why; constant cleaning would rid the leather of its oils and natural moisture which play an essential role in ensuring that your distressed leather stays pliable.
  1. Dab off stains and spills immediately: as soon as your sofa gets spilled over, use a dry or damp soft cloth to dab lightly. Applying a little or too much pressure would make contaminants sink deeper into your distressed sofa.
  1. Condition your distressed leather: as earlier mentioned, if you clean your distressed sofa too often it will lose its essential oils making it susceptible to cracks and breakage thereby not allowing your distressed sofa to age as it should. Be sure to use leather conditioners to polish the surface of your sofa from time to time. Leather conditioners have lubricating and moisturizing properties which stabilize the moisture level of your furniture.
  1. Sunscreen your sofa: excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun also has a damaging effect on your distressed sofa so be sure to keep your sofa away from the sun. Do not position it in corners or places where direct sunlight can reach.

 Distressed Leather Hides

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Whether the leather is dyed by hand or by the use of a machine, you would never find two hides that are just like each other.

Every distressed leather has its natural signature which can not be duplicated.

  Distressed hides have movements across their design like the natural movements on a piece of granite.

Brown distressed leather is the most popular kind of distressed leather. It is mostly used in homes and offices.

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Styles of Distressing

Distressing by Hand and Tanning

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  If you desire the originality of perfectly hand-applied distressed leather, it comes with more cost but the result you get would be luxurious and appealing furniture that would make your interior an admirable one. The process of hand distressing after the building of new leather furniture.

   Tanning is another way you can customize your leather furniture and give it an effective distressed design. Before this process is begun, you would need to decide on how much or how little the quantity of color to be applied would be and on the precise places you would like to have the distressing done. In this process, hand wiping is done by craftsmen who are skilled. The essence of hand wiping is for the creation of the right color balance for every style. Tannery takes much more time because each step requires drying before the next. The hides of distressed leather lighten with every scratch and tannery is a great way of bringing back color.

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The result of each distressing style differs with each color and movement pattern.

How To Distress Leather Bags

Traditionally, you would have to preserve your leather bag for decades or more to have it distressed but no one has that much time to waste. Besides, you do not really want to wait that long when you can achieve it with a few simple steps.

  1. Application of rubbing alcohol: with the use of a toothbrush or spray bottle, mist lightly on your piece of leather with rubbing alcohol. You don’t have to get your leather soaked in alcohol, just a light application would give you the desired look after drying off.
  2. Stretch to distress: after the application of rubbing alcohol, the next step would be for you to beat it up. This can be achieved by squeezing, crumpling, kneading, and creasing your leather. The essence of this is the production of lines and folds which is one characteristic feature of distressed leather.
  3. Application of sandpaper: with the use of fine-graded sandpaper you can get the worn-out look you want your leather to have. The focus of this step should be on particular areas of your leather that would have the most distressed look.
  4. Conditioning: after sandpapering, you can decide to give your leather a gentle touch by applying conditioner.
  5. Brushing: brush thoroughly on the specific sandpapered areas using a wire or heavily bristled brush.
  6. Dust and dirt: toss your leather in dry dusty dirt or better still, a sandbox for a more effective worn-out and aged look. 

Note that you don’t necessarily have to indulge in every step listed above. After every application, phase or stage, make sure you take note of your progress. This would determine if you should repeat the first step or move further along to the next. It is also important to note that this process is not ideal for bags made with genuine leather. This is because this kind of leather was not made to age with time and would not give you the desired look you want. The only kind of leather suitable for this process is the premium grand type which usually ages to give the vintage distressed look.

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 Lastly, be careful with every application. While you are trying to make your leather look distressed, you do not want to ruin it. Steps that involve sandpapering, brushing, and squeezing should be performed delicately.

    Care and Maintenance of Distressed Leather

Maintaining distressed leather is simple, easy, and tool-free. In most instances, the same rules for leather generally are applicable with distressed leather but the directions and care descriptions below are particularly referring to how you can take care of your distressed leather;

  • Keep your distressed leather away from water: distressed leathers are the original full-grain leather type. This means that they have poor resistance to water and moisture. They lack a protective coating that prevents the absorption of liquids. Therefore keeping your distressed leather is very crucial. Accidental spills of water or other liquids should be gently mopped off immediately. Be mindful while you get rid of the moisture, if you apply too much pressure, you would most likely be helping the liquid sink deeper into the leather. Dry with natural air. Do not use heat to dry off moisture.
  • Apply Leather care products on your distressed leather: wax moisturizes your distressed leather and prevents it free from fizzing. For your distressed leather, you don’t necessarily need Leather conditioners. The use of leather wax is sufficient enough for care. In the absence or unavailability of leather wax, you can get your distressed leather moisturized using mink oil which is an ideal alternative. The chemical composition of leather conditioners makes them unsuitable for use on distressed leathers. While caring for your distressed leather it is best to do it naturally, after all, it is full grain leather.
  • Water and newspapers: with ordinary leather, it might be ideal, but with distressed leathers, using water to clean and stuff with newspapers is not advisable. Use only soft damp rags to wipe off dirt and grime.
  • Do not allow your distress to be directly exposed to sunlight.

Distressed Leather Shoes

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The distressed-looking western boots are trendy and one of the most sought-after styles of shoe. Manufacturers all around the globe who take care of the demand have their respective distressed leather shoe lines. 

Pros

  • These western boots have a unique appealing appearance. It is definitely one of those things you put on and feel attractive and confident wherever you go.
  • You can wear your distressed leather boots for any occasion; rodeos, parties- any social gathering at all. 
  • Your distressed leather boots are definitely the toughest for any weather. They have great durability and would only age well even when used on the toughest soils.
  • These boots are very stylish and tailored for comfort.

 Cons

  • The first drawback is the price tag of this lovely fit. The value offered by this high-quality leather does not come cheap
  • Most of the time, your distressed boot decides what you wear and how you wear it. Sure, they can be used for nearly any gathering but most of the time you have to consider how what you intend to water would fit right with your boot. Unconventional look this shoe offers would make you stand out of any gathering instead of blending in.

Leather

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Leathers have a super dynamic feature. They have a way of creating and highlighting the focal point of any room. Its timeless appeal is the reason why it fits right into any decor.

The Process of Making Leather

The process of making leather is long, time-consuming, and complicated. This procedure can be dated back to ancient civilizations and has remained the same since then.

Below are the steps involved in the manufacturing of leather;

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Phase One: Preparation of the Animals skin( hide)

  1. The curing and soaking process: to prevent souring and degeneration of the animal skin, different methods of preservation are applied. These methods include freezing, use of chemical preservatives, salting, and chilling. The preservative process is known as curing. Afterward, the animal’s skin is soaked in water. The soaking process gets rid of excess dirt or salt and works well to rehydrate or moisten the hide.
  1. The liming and fleshing process: liming is achieved by the use of alkali. Primarily, this process is for the removal of unwanted and excess hair from the hide to get a pelt. The pelt is the skin left after the removal of hairs. It is passed through a machine which gets rid of remaining tissues on the fleshy part.
  1. The Neutralization process: after the removal of hair and remaining tissues, the pelt is de-limed or neutralized to prevent deformation. Afterward, enzymes are applied in order to reduce the pelt and give it a flat shape. The last part of this step involves the preparation of the pelt for tanning by the application of salt solutions or weak acids.

Phase Two: Tanning

  1. The first step in this phase is to decide on a particular tanning process. The decision of whether to use mineral, vegetable, or oil comes in. Afterward, the pelt and tanning agent is contained in a drum. After tanning, the pelt is referred to as leather.
  2. The shaving and splitting process: the leather is split into two layers by the use of a machine. One layer has no grain surface and the other has a grain surface. The layer with the grain surface is shaved with a different machine. This shaving process determines the thickness or thinness of leather.
  1. The Neutralization and dyeing process: involves the removal of initial chemical applications. Additionally, more tanning materials may be applied depending on the effect or style that is to be created. Colors may be applied as well.
  1. The process of lubrication and drying: oil is applied to the leather to ensure a flexible and soft texture. Without this fatliquoring process, the leather will become hardened as it dries. After lubrication, the leather is pulled and lengthened while the grain surface is smoothened. The drying process requires the leather to have a water content of less than twenty percent.

Phase Three: Finishing

  1. The process of staking and dry drumming: the leather is passed through a machine that kneads the leather until desired softness and flexibility are obtained. Later on, it is extensively tumbled on a rotating drum.
  1. The buffing and brushing process: the leather is brushed to rid it of accumulated dust or dirt. The buffing process is necessary for reducing the thickness and ensuring a softer texture of the leather.
  1. The finishing process: this is the final step. In the process, grain surface defects are removed, the level of color and gloss required is ensured and a protective water-resistant layer or surface is added.

Differences Between Real Leather and Fake Leather

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    The major distinction between false or faux leather and real leather is that false or faux leather is produced from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), in other words, it is not natural. Real leather, on the other hand, is produced from the skin or hides of animals. However, a lot of other factors and features determine their differences; 

  • Physical characteristics
  • Environmental impact
  • Durability

Physical characteristics

  • Features of Real leather
  1. The natural surface and visual texture of real leather are not completely even, uniform, or perfect. This is because it is processed from real animal hide.
  2. When you touch real leather it does not feel absolutely smooth, and like real skin, the surface wrinkles and stretches when it is pressed.
  3. The smell is another signature. Real leather doesn’t smell like a mixture of chemicals, it has an organic, natural, and skin-scented leathery smell.
  • Features of Fake or Faux leather
  1. The surface of faux leather has an evenly-textured pattern. 
  2. The smoothness is uniform which is a feature of something processed with a machine and it feels cool when you touch it.
  3. Unlike real leather, faux leather does not fold or wrinkle when pressed. It maintains a flawless look and shapes even when pressure is mounted on it.
  4. The smell of real leather can hardly be mimicked or faked. This is where manufacturers fail when trying to recreate real leather. Fake leather smells like plastics and chemicals.

Environmental Impact

  • Eco-friendliness of Real Leather

Real leather is less damaging to the environment especially when tanned naturally and sourced from ranches that are sustainable.

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  • Eco-friendliness of faux/ fake leather

The chemicals used while processing faux leather have a negative effect on the environment.

Durability

  • Quality of Real leather
  1. It is no news that real leather has a kind of durability that doubles over time and age. Its endurance is long-term. It looks better with the passing years.
  2. Normally, under conditions that cause water and tear, a product will lose its value, right? With real leather, the reverse is the case. The harsh conditions cause it to harden and form a patina which turns out to be an admirable characteristic.
  3. Real leather is easy to clean and care for.
  • Quality of Faux/ fake leather
  1. Even with great care and maintenance, faux leather does not have half the durability of real leather.
  2. The wear and tear conditions that would cause real leather to develop a patina would cause faux leather to lose value. 
  3. Faux leather can be maintained to retain durability and stay protected against water and tear but this does not guarantee equal long-lasting property with real leather.
  4. Faux leather can be cared for and maintained using a smooth cloth soaked in warm water and soap to clean the exterior and dry it off with a soft fabric still.

Care and Maintenance of Leather

Whether you are constantly trying to keep your leather brand new or trying to distress it to get the vintage look, these simple steps would ensure you achieve just what you want.

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  1. Keep your leather dry: the moment your leather comes in contact with moisture, carefully blot or mop it immediately. Make sure you do not rub-dry as this could spread the moisture and allow it to sink into the leather. While mopping off excess moisture, fill the inside of your leather with paper, this will help absorb water from the inside. Afterward, allow your leather to air-dry, do not use sources that produce heat for drying.
  1. Conditioning: while keeping your leather dry is ideal, you should consider applying conditioner if it gets too dry. Be sure to make use of a high-quality leather conditioner.
  1. Clean frequently: wipe the surface of your leather as often as necessary and avoid touching it with oil-stained hands. Make use of a damp soft cloth to sweep clean briskly. Avoid clogging the pores of your leather.
  1. Store properly when not in use: your preferred leather storage unit should be away from dust, sunlight, heat, and humidity. Storing your leather in a fabric box or bag is the most ideal option, and while storing your leather is advised, you should avoid dumping it for a long time as it will make your leather prone to growing molds. Once in a while, air out your leather.

Leather care products: here are a few products you can use while maintaining good care of your leather;

  • Canvas wax
  • Leather conditioner
  • Leather cleaner

Making Your Leather Water-resistant

It is important to note and remember that real leather is porous and can not totally have resistance to water. However, steps can be taken to prevent the complete absorption of water into your leather. There are different options available for achieving this;

  • Use of beeswax cream
  • Use of protectant spray
  • Use of commercial leather waterproofing products

Amongst the options listed above, beeswax is the most commonly used. It is made naturally and has been discovered to be effective in the process of waterproofing leather. Interestingly, beeswax can be made right from the comfort of your home with the use of common accessible supplies or ingredients, and simple doable steps.

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What you need: supplies needed for the making of waterproofing beeswax in your home include;

  • Virgin olive oil
  • Beeswax
  • Cold water
  • Jar (preferably glass)
  • Buffing cloth

Procedure: after making sure that everything you need is available, you can begin the process with these simple steps;

  1. Get the measurements right: a cup of virgin oil, a medium-sized pan of cold water, and two ounces of beeswax.
  1. Mix the ingredients: to properly combine ingredients, pour the required quantity of virgin olive oil into the glass jar, crack the beeswax into pieces and place the jar into the medium-sized pan containing cold water.
  1. Heat up the mixture: place the medium-sized pan over a stove and heat. Stir continuously until the beeswax has melted and dissolved completely into the virgin olive oil.
  1. Leave to cool: after the mixture has been thoroughly mixed, remove the pan from heat, and take out the jar carefully. Resume continuous stirring until the mixture cools off and hardens(this usually takes roughly ten to twenty minutes).
  1. Apply mixture: before overall and direct application, make sure you do a spot test on a hidden part of your leather. Afterward, gently coat your leather with your homemade leather water-proofing mixture.

  Types of Leather

There are four main types of leather;

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  1. The Full grain leather
  2. Top grain leather
  3. Genuine or corrected grain leather
  4. Bonded leather

Full Grain Leather

     Amongst all types of leather, this is the highest grade you would find. It has a full thick skin that is neither buffed nor sanded for the removal of wrinkles and natural marks. It is called a full-grain because all parts of it remain the same without wearing off. Instead, it develops an incrustation on the natural surface. Full-grain leathers have great fiber strength, high ability to transmit moisture and air, and durability. However, the characteristic full thickness of this leather type makes it the toughest for manufacturers to work with.

Top Grain Leather

   When it comes to quality, this is second to full-grain leather. The top grain leather is the most commonly used for the manufacture of high-end leather products.

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It has a split layer that lacks the wrinkles and imperfections of full-grain leather.

The removal of these flaws makes it weigh less and therefore easy for manufacturers to work with. The surface is sanded and finished-coated.

     The essence of finish coating the top grain leather is to ensure it does not develop the patina that occurs naturally with full-grain leather. This process drastically reduces the ability of the leather to transmit air and moisture but it ensures that stains do not sink into the leather unlike with the full-grain.

Genuine or corrected grain leather

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Whether you call it genuine leather or a corrected grain, you are simply referring to the same type of leather. This is regarded as the third grade of leather. This is manufactured with the use of remnant layers after the top layers have been scraped off. The surface is polished with artificial grain and dyed or stained with spray. The dye or stain used gives the leather a more natural appearance.

Bonded leather

This is the lowest grade of leather. This is made by grinding leftover leather scraps to pulp and bonding the ground scraps with latex or polyurethane on a sheet of fiber. This is the easiest and cheapest kind of leather to be produced. The polishing and finishing have been refined in such a way that it mimics higher grades of leather.

 The leather itself in combination with the chemicals used in the manufacturing process determines the durability, texture, and smell.

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Leather Sofas

Types of Leather used for furniture include;

  1. Pigmented Leather
  2. Aniline Leather
  3. Semi-aniline Leather

Pigmented Leather

When it comes to the durability of furniture leather, this is top tier. The majority of furniture is upholstered with this type of leather

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The polymer surface coating contains pigment and provides the durability of this leather. The dynamics of modern technology have made room for easy finish coating which can be plain, embossed, or printed. The essence of finish coating is to increase resistance to fading, soiling, and scuffing.

Aniline Leather

This is the most natural type of leather used on furniture. The animal hide on the surface is quite conspicuous. Instead of using pigment or polymer coatings, this leather is colored only with dye. To protect it against soiling and spillage, aniline leather is only coated lightly with a non-pigment coating. Development of patina and natural marks is common with this leather and it is available in various shades. It is very susceptible to the effects of the ultraviolet rays of the sun and its porosity makes the absorption of liquids and other contaminants quick and easy. Hence, proper care and maintenance are required to retain quality and ensure fine aging.

Semi-aniline Leather

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Semi-aniline leather shares the characteristic natural texture with aniline leather but has more durability and sustainability. This is because semi-aniline is lightly coated with pigment which keeps the color the same and prevents it from fading while also offering a degree of extra protection.

Characteristics of leather furniture

  • Leather furniture has been in use for hundreds of years. Combination with soft cushioning and supportive frames make leather furniture super comfortable for use.
  • Real leathers are long-lasting and with care, they age just fine.
  • They are not waterproof but natuthey tend to resistingstingg water for a short period. This is why dabbing off liquids immediately after they are spilled is important. If left for a long time, water can seep through.

Maintenance of Leather Furniture

Generally, Leather has recognizable durability. With the right care and products, you can make your leather furniture last even longer. It is advised that you clean your dark-colored leather furniture every year and once every six months for your light-colored leather furniture.

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Cleaning supplies include: 

  • Leather conditioner
  • Baking soda
  • A mild dish soap
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Vacuum cleaner

Here are the steps to follow using the supplies listed above;

  1. Use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of crumbs hidden within your leather furniture. If the cushions are removable, take them off and vacuum the insides as well.
  1. To get rid of stains, get your microfiber cloth and have it dipped into mild soap. Wring it and mop or dab lightly in a circular motion. Be careful not to apply too much pressure.
  1. Afterward, use a dry cloth to get rid of the excess moisture on your furniture. Remember, leather isn’t water-resistant.
  2. While making use of your leather cleaner, ensure that you do not apply it directly to your furniture as this could leave marks. Spray or apply it on a cloth and wipe lightly.
  1. Just like with water, after the use of leather cleaners to wipe off stains, ensure that you use a dry cloth to dab off the excess cleaner.
  1. Use conditioners to moisturize. Leather conditioners keep your furniture looking brand new, and smelling nice. After conditioning, allow your furniture to air-dry for about an hour.

Leather Furniture Purchase Guide

The basic things you need to know or consider before purchasing any kind of leather at all includes;

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  1. Leather quality
  2. Frame Construction
  3. Support or suspension
  4. Seat cushions
  5. Dealers or stores
  6. Manufacturer

Leather Quality

Note that not all hides or skin of beef animals are suitable for processing into leather or leather upholstery. The best kinds are determined by animal type and place of origin. 

Frame Construction

The wood frame of your leather is composed of hardwood plywood or solid hardwood that is kiln-dried. The essence of kiln drying is for the removal of excess moisture contained in wood. Good Leather is reinforced with corner blocks that are stapled, screwed, or glued into the frame.

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Manufacturer

Most Furniture companies are recognized for producing good quality leather furniture. You should take a survey and make your choice from the best options available.

Dealers or stores

Where do you intend on purchasing your leather? Is your supplier trustworthy?

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You should take into careful consideration the site or store for the purchase of your leather.

Suspension and support

Good leather furniture has quality suspensions attached to the frame. The suspension system is the weight carrier. Combination with good seat cushions is what contributes to the durability of your furniture.

Seat cushions

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HR foam cushions are the best kind of seat cushions available. They are wrapped in dacron and inserted into the furniture to make provision for extra comfort.

The most common leathers or hides are gotten from equine animals, pigs, buffalo, goats, cattle, sheep, hogs, seals, and alligators.

For so many years, long before modern civilization, leathers have been employed for the manufacture of comfortable and quality home furniture, bags, and footwear. As the years go by, they are being used for making so many other items including gloves, wristwatches, sports equipment, and other accessories. 

Furthermore, the use of leather has been classified into different categories; education, culture, and traditions, war and defense, clothing and body items, industry, sports and entertainment, storage, and services. This goes to show the great versatility and flexibility to which this natural element is attributed. 

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