Semi-analine leather is leather that has gone through the same dying process as a pure analine leather, but, the difference is that semi-analine leather has a thin finishing layer on the surface. It has the benefits of a... More »

Aniline-dyed leather is treated with soluble pigments and contains no sealer, paint or insoluble dyes. This type of leather still looks like skin and has visible pores and other imperfections. It is not waterproof. A sim... More »

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Leather identification methods include touching the leather and putting a drop of water on the leather. The three types of leather are aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented, also known as protected leather. More »

The most common types of leather are aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented leather. Aniline leather is the most natural looking, but is the least resistant to soiling. Pigmented leather is the most durable, but looks less ... More »

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Bicast leather is split leather, the part of the hide left after the top-grain layer is removed, that is laminated with a polyethylene or polyurethane coating and embossed with grain patterns for a natural look. It is mu... More »

Bicast, or PU, leather is a material composed of split leather coated in a layer of polyurethane embossed with patterns to resemble the grain of higher-quality leather. More »

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Corrected grain leather uses the top-grain, or surface, layer from cattle hide, but the grain surface is abraded to remove imperfections, such as scars and bite marks, before a pigmented finish is applied. After pigmenta... More »