WHAT IS LEATHER?
It is mainly one of the first materials used by man and it is believed to have appeared around a few years ago. Leather is the product of tanning and processing animal skins.
The structure of most skins is as follows: the epidermis, the upper part of the skin is rich in keratin, which is removed during waxing and peeling.
Genuine leather will constitute the leather itself. It is separated from the epidermis by the transparent layer in which the hairs take root. It is better known as flower to guarantee the quality of the leather; subcutaneous tissue, loose and sparse fibers are not retained after tanning.
The name split leather is sometimes disguised as "real", which is not leather legally, and is usually coated with polyurethane to recreate artificial flowers. The price is cheap, the quality is poor, and it is exclusively for low-end products. The flower-trimmed leather (or trimmed leather) has been polished by the flowers and is usually coated with polyurethane or other synthetic materials.
However, their quality is better because they are denser and have lighter corrections. However, it allows a perfect and uniform finish without pitting or obvious defects. Finally, the most expensive full-grain leather has all the qualities of waterproofing, flexibility and durability, thanks in particular to this transparent layer.
In addition, they will leave all traces of animal life, be it scars, skin diseases, bites, wrinkles, etc. For this reason, only about 20% of the skin quality is sufficient to be full grain. They are mainly aimed at large houses and large luxury groups, with more and more tanneries in France and Italy.