We use different types of genuine and articial leather in our furniture as required and selected by the clients. We are able to source various types of leather. Below is a guide to some of the different types of leather commonly used in furniture making.
A leather treated with aniline as a dye
A fabric of finish intended to substitute for leather, also known as PU leather.
For colors choices of PU leather popularly used at Horestco, click here
A synthetic upholstery product
An artificial alternative to traditional leather
Poromeric imitation leather
A group of synthetic leather substitutes
A term for artificial leathers
Man-made material composed of genuine leather fibers
leather with a high gloss and shiny finish. Usually has a plastic coating.
leather from an ostrich
A full-grain leather
A type of goatskin dyed red
Also known as Shagreen, it is obtained from the skin of Stingray fish. Commonly produced in Thailand and Indonesia.
Popularised by Louis Vutton, it is used in the trimmings of luggage and handbags. The leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains. Sunlight causes the natural leather to darken in shade, called a patina.