Deck the Walls with Leather Wallcoverings

More designers are embracing the versatility of leather wallcoverings. Leather vertical applications are not just for private residences. We are seeing them in corporate offices, executive boardrooms, reception areas, and restaurants. Thank you to all of the talented designers who looked beyond traditional materials and choose Garrett Leather to help create these inspirational interiors.

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Saddle Leather: What is it and how can you use it?

Saddle Leather is a unique product that you may use for a variety of upholstery applications. It is heavier and thicker compared to most upholstery leathers. Some people may be intimidated by its thickness, however, its thickness does not limit its use. On the contrary, it is very versatile. So, put aside your fears. Let’s look into how our Saddle Leather is made and how you can use it for your next project.

A Comparison of Abrasion Tests for Upholstery

Clients frequently ask how leather will perform over time, especially when they are considering using it in high traffic areas. Many manufacturers conduct different abrasion tests on materials to gauge how a material will wear. Clients looking to use leather often refer to these test results to help determine what product is best for their application. Let’s compare three popular types of abrasion tests.

Wyzenbeek Testing for Fabrics

Many manufacturers use the Wyzenbeek Test to measure the abrasion resistance of fabrics. For the Wyzenbeek Test, an operator secures piec

Accurate Definitions of Leather Grain

Leather grain refers to the composition and appearance of the hide. It is similar to wood grain, which refers to the texture and appearance of wood fibers.  Unfortunately with leather grain, there is a lot of misinformation. In addition to inaccurate definitions, there are false claims regarding durability. We are here to help you learn the proper definitions and gain a full understanding of leather grain.

Top grain = the uppermost layer of the hide. Period.

Top grain refers to the composition of the hide. Some people equate top grain

Conversion Calculator and Other Helpful Website Tools

We make purchasing leather easy with our conversion calculator and other helpful resources on our website. Learn how you can find the information you need, when you need it, right at your fingertips.

Conversion Calculator

Arguably the most useful tool on our website is our conversion calculator. One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how to convert fabric yards to square footage. One 54″ fabric yard equals 18 square feet of leather. You may convert sizes easily by visiting the This entry was posted in Tools on by . Read More

Yes! We Make Leather Rug Binding in over 600 Colors

Leather rug binding gives area rugs a refined finished look. Area rugs with a leather border offer aesthetic beauty, as well as excellent resistance to wear. In fact, many leathers develop a rich patina over time and will outlast the rug itself.

How Rug Binding is Made

Rug Binding begins with full hides of genuine leather. First, we calculate how many hides are required to fill the order. After we pull the leather, we cut the hides into strips using our computerized cutting machine. Each hide is laid flat on the cutting bed and secured in place with plastic to prevent the hi

Discover VIP Website Membership Benefits and Apply Today

We encourage interior designers, upholsterers, furniture manufacturers, and other leather industry partners to apply for VIP website membership. We sell to-the-trade. Therefore, you must submit an application in order to be considered for VIP website membership. Once approved, you will have access to information that is not available to the general public. As a VIP website member, you will enjoy the following exclusive benefits.

Check Inventory

Arguably the most convenient benefit to VIP website membershi

Impress Your Clients with Unique Leather Wall Coverings

One way you can really impress your clients is to use leather for wall coverings and other vertical surfaces. Leather provides beautiful color and texture, added warmth, reduced noise, and exceptional durability. Previously, we published a step-by-step guide for our Wall Panels and Wall Tiles. With our Wall Panels and Wall Tiles, there are many ways to make each project unique with buttons, beveled edges, nail heads, and decorative stitching. Today, we’re going to review a few additional unique wall covering options that are sure to impress your clients.

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