Friday, July 7, 2017

Leather for Upholstery

Upholstery grade leather is normally sold by the square foot.  Some companies require you to purchase a half or whole hide and others do not have minimums.  Keep in mind there is a limit to how much you can get from one hide.  Some of the leather like Berkshire and Caressa are consistent in color and style from piece to piece so you would be able to cover a whole couch or large piece.
One 54" yard of fabric is equal to 18 square feet of leather.  Here is a link to Garrett Leather's estimates for upholstery.
Take a look at the average cutting area of a hide.


A common term for dyed leather is Aniline dyed - the process that results in true color permanence. Transparent dyes penetrate the cell layers throughout the thickness of the hide, producing deep, vibrant, and durable colors. It conceals none of the natural characteristics or markings. 

Beautiful leather can be found on www.InteriorDecorating.com

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