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Semi-Aniline Leather Sofa

What is semi-aniline leather?

Semi-aniline leather sits between corrected grain and fully aniline leather. It is often manufactured from better-quality hides with fewer natural markings, such as bite marks and scars.

Unlike a corrected grain leather, the surface is not buffed or corrected, so some natural markings may still be visible.

Aniline dye is predominantly used to colour the leather, and a thin pigment coating is then applied to its surface. A much thinner coating of pigment is used on semi-aniline leather to allow the natural beauty of the leather to show through.

semi aniline leather

What does semi-aniline leather look and feel like?

Semi-aniline leather tends to have a waxy feel and is softer than corrected grain leather, since only a thin layer of pigment is used to coat its surface. This also allows natural markings in the leather to show through, such as hair follicles, scars, and bite marks.

Shade variation in semi-aniline leather may be noticeable, but not to the same extent as in full aniline leather.

Is a semi-aniline leather sofa right for me?

Semi-aniline leather sofas are suitable for people who want to see the natural beauty of leather, but would also like the durability and some of the colour consistency that comes with corrected grain leather.

As semi-aniline is a soft leather, it can be scratched quite easily if care is not taken. In addition, if a liquid, such as coffee, is spilt onto your sofa, it may sit on the surface for a short while, but in most cases, some absorption is unavoidable. This absorption may cause a dark patch to appear until the liquid dries. Be sure to blot any spills as soon as possible with a kitchen roll or dry cloth to avoid a stain.


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