Buffalo split leather

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The description "buffalo split leather" is becoming more and more common in online stores, mostly for office chairs with a smooth leather look.

The name "buffalo" might suggest buffalo leather, but it can also be a marketing ploy, whereas the actual leather is normal cow leather.

Using the term "split" clearly indicates that this is a split leather. Split leather is the lower layer of a thick cow or buffalo leather and is velour and not smooth on both sides. Since the marketed furniture has a smooth surface, a coating was applied to one of the suede leather sides, which has the look of a smooth leather. Such leathers are not as durable as leather made from the grain side. A further disadvantage is the haptic of the leather. Coated leather feel colder than not finished leather or only lightly coated leather.

In the case of split leather, attention must be paid to the price. Split leather is cheap. So if the price is low, the price-performance ratio is fair. The reduced life expectancy goes hand in hand with the price.


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Typical offer with "Buffalo Split leather".

 



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