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
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.
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
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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
We originally developed Avion foraircraftinteriors. This soft leather has a uniform grain and a durable finish. It is ideal for high traffic areas. We introduced the collection with 20 colors based on recommendations from our customers and it quickly became a top-se
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.
Arguably the most convenient benefit to VIP website membershi
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.
Do you specify wall applications for your clients? Have you considered using leather wall panels or wall tiles for a project, but reconsidered because you thought it would be too complicated? If so, you have come to the right place. We make ordering wall panels and wall tiles easy. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your next wall installation go smoothly.
Glittering pearl and metallic leather colors are in high fashion. They can be found in clothing, accessories, handbags, and furnishings. Designers often ask us what the differences are between these two types of leather. While both have a special sparkle to add some flair to your designs, they are very different.
Pearl leather has a softer look and more subtle sheen than metallic leather. To achieve the pearl look, most pearl leathers have a liquid topcoat sprayed on the surface of the hide. We may add a pearl appearance to any of our existing semi-aniline prod
Garrett Leather officially turned 30 this month. All of our national reps were in town for the celebration. Thank you to all of our customers for choosing to work with us. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.
Leather cleaning and proper care are essential to keeping your leather looking its best for years, decades, and even for generations. While leather is well-known for its durability and longevity, it still requires proper care. For 30 years, we’ve answered numerous inquiries regarding leather cleaning and maintenance. The method for leather cleaning varies depending on the type of leather, amount of use, and extent of wear. Here are our top leather cleaning tips.
Maintain Your Leather With Simple Dusting
In general, leather is a low maintenance material. You should wipe