Naturally finished leather (or full-aniline) is soft and natural,
displaying nature's characteristics and markings. It ages beautifully and
develops a soft patina over time.
|The most supple and sumptuous leather |
|Receives the least amount of processing; aniline dye permeates the
full-grain hide, leaving its natural character intact|
|Exhibits healed scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and subtle differences in
grain and shading|
|Every hide accepts dye differently; dye lots will vary|
|Should not be placed in a location with direct sunlight|
|Requires normal leather care and maintenance|
Nubuck leather (or brushed) maintains the softness of naturally
finished leather while providing an incredible brushed look and feel.
|A beautiful leather with a lush nap |
|Exhibits noticeable natural marks and grain variation|
|More durable than a true suede, but requires more care than a natural
Waxed leather (or distressed) has a top layer of wax applied creating
an antique, rugged look that will age gracefully over the years.
|Subtle color variations add to its rustic beauty|
|Each piece of distressed furniture is unique|
|Natural markings are very apparent|
Protected leather (or semi-aniline) has a pigmented finish applied to
the surface for protection from stains and to improve the consistency of color
from hide to hide.
|More uniform color and texture; natural grain is still evident|
|Durable, less likely to fade|
|Ideal for young families with children and pets, or for high-traffic areas|
|Easiest leather to clean and care for |