1) Aniline leather is the most natural looking type of leather. The disadvantage being, it is less resistant to soiling and wear & tear.
Aniline leather is a type of leather dyed exclusively with soluble dyes without covering the surface with topcoat paint. Aniline leather may be referred to as full aniline.
2) Semi-aniline leather is a type of leather that is dyed by aniline. On top of that, a combination of matching pigment and other tropical finishes are added for extra protection. Semi-aniline leather is more durable than aniline whilst still retaining a natural appearance. The increased durability is provided by the application of a light surface coating which contains a small amount of pigment. This ensures consistent colour and imparts some stain resistance to the product.
3) Pigmented Leather is the most durable and used in the majority of furniture upholstery and almost all car upholstery. The durability is provided by a polymer surface coating which contains pigments. This surface coating allows the manufacturer more control over the properties of the leather, e.g. resistance to scuffing or fading.
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