LEATHER

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TYPES OF LEATHER

How leather is processed affects both its appearance as well as how to care for it. When ordering a sofa please select a leather variety below which best fits you.

COMPARISON TABLE

TRAITS MATURING PROCESS
TYPE Scars Inconsistent Coloring Maintenance Fading Discoloration Scratch Marks
Vono 3 3 Needed 3 3 3
Jeans 4 3 Needed 3 3 3
KW 5 5 Needed 4 4 5
Nume Leather 5 3 Needed 2 5 2
SS 4 5 Needed 5 4 4
KZ 4 3 Not needed 2 1 1
MY 4 1 Not needed 1 1 1
MS 4 1 Not needed 1 1 1
評価 5: Present 4: Somewhat present 3: Normal 2: Rarely found 1: None -

POINTS TO TAKE NOTE

DYED LEATHERS

Aniline leather - or leather that is dyed but not painted. The finish is closer to the original hide and thus retains its original scars and discoloring. However, this allows users to enjoy both its texture and how it changes.

Discolorations (blotches and black dots)

From spilt drinks and dirt from bare skin / hands.

Discolorations (blotches and black dots) Discolorations (blotches and black dots)
Scratch Marks

Because there is no paint, scratches from nails or animal claws may damage the leather. These leave white marks but they will fade with continued use.

Scratch Marks
Fading

The fading of the dye which occurs as UV radiation affects the material. Placing sofas away from windows prevents this.

Fading Fading
Color bleed

The colors of the dyes may transfer to clothes if the leather is wet.

Color bleed Color bleed
Inconsistent Coloring

Like human skin, cow hides have differences between different lots and even different parts of the same piece. Therefore the effect of dyeing may be slightly uneven.

Inconsistent Coloring Inconsistent Coloring
Maintenance

Please apply maintenance oil to the leather once every half a year to a year. The natural oil of the leather dissipates with time, which makes the leather more prone to damage. Oiling the leather makes it last far longer.

Maintenance
Maintenance Goods

PAINTED LEATHERS

Leather with an painted exterior layer. While it varies with the layer's thickness, they generally require less maintenance and are less prone to damage and fading. However, they lose some of the look and texture of the original leather.

Discolorations (black dots)

Stains from hand dirt etc. can be removed with a damp (but not wet) towel. Stubborn stains can be removed with pH-neutral soap.

Discolorations (black dots)
Ageing

The exterior urethane paint will deteriorate with long use and may exhibit cracks - indicating that it is probably time to replace the exterior.

Ageing
Maintenance

Wiping with a dry cloth is sufficient.

Maintenance
Maintenance Goods

FULL GRAIN LEATHER

Full Grain Leather refers to leather which still fully retains its outmost later (the grain). This grain is the strongest part of leather and full grain leather is therefore superior in durability. It also retains the natural flaws - scars, blotches of the original hide - and thus the original "flavor" of the leather. We inspect full grain leather for any possible issues with its durability, and use it if none are found.

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