Leather surface corrected Grain
In preparation for embossing smooth leather, the leather is frequently sanded (buffed) first on the grain side to obtain a uniform surface and to make skin damages invisible. Subsequently, a binder-based colour layer is applied and a uniform grain embossed. The application of the colour layer is carried out by a roller coater and more rarely by spraying.
Such leather is then referred to as "Corrected Grain". It is cheaper and feels stiffer and colder due to the thick colour layer and the fibre compression of the embossing. It is also less breathable than porous leather.
After removing the surface colour layer with a solvent:this leather was buffed, pigmented and embossed with hair pores optic. Visible hair pores alone are not yet a sign of leather quality in the top segment.
- Leather grain - Grain side
- Sanding leather - Buffing
- Coated leather - Laminated leather
- Embossed leather