Leather Type Information
Pigmented/Protected Leathers: Top grain leathers that have an opaque pigmented top coat with a protective clear coat over that. They can be very solid and plain or the pigments can be mixed to achieve various textural looks. The protective layer makes them ideal for high use pieces of furniture in homes with families. The main downside is the tendency towards a stiffer hand (feel).
Semi-Aniline Leathers: These are the best of both worlds between Pigmented/Protected and Pure Aniline leathers. They offer the soft hand and rich looks of Pure Anilines, but they have some of the protection of Pigmented/Protected leathers.
Pure Aniline Leathers: These represent the artistry of the leather world. They are the most natural leathers often featuring markings like tic bits, scars, stretch marks, and brands. Each piece, each hide is truly unique. They also have the best hand (softness) of any leathers. The downside is that they are susceptible to fading, scratching, and staining.
Fabrics may be limited to certain applications due to type, construction, or durability.
A fabric may be limited to pillows due to one of the following reasons: delicate construction, extreme thickness, or pattern repeat constraints.
Each fabric must pass our in-house testing regiment. All fabrics in our line pass industry standards for normal residential use, but many go above and beyond. These highly durable fabrics are recommended for motion (reclining furniture). Recliners are high use pieces that subject fabrics to high abrasion levels.