What are the different types of leather used for sofa making?

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Leather sofas are one of the best ingredients for defining your classy interiors. A leather sofa placed in the right position can be a turning point for your house or commercial space. However, choosing the right one is always on the top list.

Generally, furniture, especially sofas are made up of a variety of leather materials. Most of the leather lounges in Sydney are made up of a special variety of leather that gives an amazing look to your place. Auburn sofa also holds a variety and high-quality offer that makes it one of its kind. However, the difference may often be due to the choice of the leather used for making such sofas.

Well! Let’s take a look at the different types of leather being popularly used for sofa making!

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Different types of leather used for sofa making

There are a variety of options available at the leather lounges in Sydney and similarly while picking an Auburn sofa, you can sail through the below-mentioned list of different leather types used for furnishing:

  • Full Grain Leather

Known as the most authentic leather type used in furniture as it manages to retain its original look and texture like the actual hide, even after processing. This is known to be the purest and highest priced leather. Its texture is initially tough but, goes soft with time and is a top choice for Auburn sofa.

  • Top Grain Leather

Gaining a little more processing in terms of polishing as compared to full-grain leather, its purity index is similar to full-grain leather.  As this leather goes through a multiple buffing process, it is softer than the full-grain leather. 

  • Split Grain Leather

This type of leather is made by using the remaining hide after removal of the “top” outer layer of the leather. Available in a large variety, this one is less expensive with a harder texture and a bit difficult in maintaining as compared to its higher-quality types.

  • Bonded Leather

If you are looking for high-quality leather available at a lower cost, this one is for you. Created out of the remaining scraps of different other leather and adhered up using the relative adhesive material, this one only contains 17% of leather, however, it holds the same leather look and feel. 

  • Faux Leather

Leather lounges in Sydney even offer this vibrant variety of leather that is not actually prepared from animal hides. Faux leather is quite similar to the leather needed for creating furniture and is equally durable and eye-catching. 

  • Bi-cast Leather

Bi-cast leather is the split-grain leather containing a colour coating of polyurethane that gives it a top grain leather look. Being quite less expensive as compared to top grain leather, but the only problem is that it easily gets peeled and cracked. However, it is very important to understand the difference so that it holds good when it comes to proper maintenance.

  • Nubuck Leather

Several Auburn sofas are made of this rawhide leather derived from cattle later sanded for a suede-like and soft appearance. Known for its appearance and fragility, this one needs a complete waterproofing treatment for longevity. 

These are some of the top varieties of leathers to pick for your furniture from the leather lounges in Sydney.