The HomesToLife Leather Types

The HomesToLife Leather Types

With up to 7 different grades of leather types and up to 90 colours, how do you even begin to choose? In this article, we explain the differences between leather types, and share some of our personal favourites. 

 

Our leathers are grouped into 2 categories, family-friendly and natural. 

 

Family-friendly Leathers

• Durable and the easiest to upkeep.

• Corrected and lightly corrected leathers are pigmented and have some type of grain embossing on them to create a unique design. Compared to corrected leathers, lightly corrected leathers preserves more of its natural grain structure and will show more of its natural characteristics. 

• Such leathers are “Protected” with a protective finish which makes maintenance a breeze. While natural markings are minimised, it is still expected that leather natural characteristics like variation within the hide, scarring and marks may still be visible as it is a natural product.

• Have a more uniform look as its natural grain structure is smoothed down.

 

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Bovine (BV) | The most wallet-friendly one

BV is a fully corrected leather. It is buffed and embossed, with a layer of protective coat applied to enhance colour uniformity and stain resistance. The pleasure of owning genuine leather and the promise of performance at a wallet-friendly price point. 

Surface Design: Fine grain embossing

Colour: Single tone

Thickness: 0.9-1.1mm 

 

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Accent (AN)

One of our finest corrected grain leather that is naturally pebbled. Premium cow hides are conventionally dyed, retanned and finished using micro pigment with a protective coat to provide an even coloration with substantial wearability without compromising its natural characteristics and feel when upholstered. Natural defects are visibility reduced, which offers its unique appearance. 

Surface Design: Fine grain embossing

Colour: Single tone

Thickness: 0.9-1.1mm

 

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New Club (NC) | Our best-seller! 

NC is a top grain leather corrected with an obvious embossed texture made from our premium hides, finished with a layer of protective coat to enhance its durability and hard-wearing properties. It provides the comfort touch & rich grain appearance with consistency in quality finished. Available in almost every colour you can think of, no wonder it is the go-to leather for our customers. 

Surface Design: Large pebble grain embossing

Colour: Single tone

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm

 

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Verona (VO)

VO is lightly corrected and a unique leather made from our premium hides. Lightly buffed and finished with a layer of protective coat to enhance its durability and hard-wearing properties, it accentuates signatures of natural appearance without compromising its authenticity and individuality of a leather hide, providing a unique soft and sponginess feel which gives durability and colour consistency without sacrificing its soft touch when upholstered. 

Surface Design: Natural graining with light embossing

Colour: Single tone 

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm

 

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Birmingham (BR) | The most unique one

Birmingham (BR) is a fully corrected middle grade leather that is naturally pebbled. BR is pigment type leather that is beautifully crafted into the natural two tone leather with our modern tanning and finishing processes. The leather hides are very lightly retanned and finished using micro pigment with a protective coat to provide an even coloration with substantial wear ability, without compromising its natural characteristics and feel, when upholstered, giving this leather it's unique appearance. 

Surface Design: Natural graining with light embossing

Colour: Two- tone hand tip

Thickness: 1.3-1.5mm

Check out the Symphony displayed in BR Leather online & in stores.

 

Natural Leathers

Made from the finest hides

• The natural look of the leather is carefully preserved to retain the luxurious buttery hand thereby making the leather extremely supple and the natural characteristics more pronounced

• Natural leathers as its names suggests embodies the fullest natural qualities of leather to preserve its superior quality

• Such leathers require more tender loving care and will appeal to passionate leather lovers who appreciate the finer things in life

• In this category, some leathers types will still come with a light protection for easier maintenance

 

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Original (OH) | The most raw & natural one 

OH is a lightly buffed, aniline leather that is beautifully crafted to a natural 2 tone leather with our modern tanning and finishing processes. It uses a wide selection of cowhide leathers that is very lightly finished without compromising its natural characteristics of a pebbled, soft hand touch. 

Surface Design: Natural graining

Colour: Two tone

Thickness: 1.4-1.6mm 

Check out the Moet and Bauhaus displayed in OH Leather online & in stores.

  

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Silky (SK) | The incredibly soft one 

SK is an exquisitely soft full grain aniline drum dyed leather, with a mild two-tone spray effect on the finishing coat. It’s smooth finish and polishing effect gives an incredibly fluffy soft and rich supple warm feel with varying natural milled grain texture. You gotta feel it to believe it! Colour shading also varies from hide to hide due its aniline finishing, which adds to the natural characteristics of the leather. 

Surface Design: Natural graining

Colour: Two tone

Thickness: 1.1-1.3mm

Check out the Harmonica displayed in SK Leather online & in stores.

 

There is actually much more to selecting a suitable leather for the sofa you desire. Visit our any of our stores to have a touch and feel of these different leathers and our style advisors, who are also leather experts, will guide you through to make the best selection for your leather sofa. 

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