You’ve heard the term ‘leather upholstery,’ but did you know that it can actually be divided into several different categories? Learn the differences between faux leather, leather match, top grain leather, leather seating and 100% leather and exactly what each type means.
What Is Faux Leather?
Also called synthetic leather or artificial leather, faux leather is a material that is manufactured to resemble, in feel and appearance, genuine leather. Faux leather materials (polyurethane and vinyl among them) are often more affordable and easier to clean than genuine leather.
What Is 100% Leather?
In furniture, '100% leather' means the item is made entirely from real leather (genuine animal rawhide).