Full grain leather
Full grain leather is smooth leather from the grain side, which has not been buffed (sanded) and where the natural grain pattern, including the skin irregularities of the animal, is still recognisable. Sanding, buffing and similar work stages lead to a different term and cannot be declared as "full grain leather". Aniline leather and semi-aniline leather are smooth leather types, where the natural grain must remain in order to be classed as full grain leather.
Embossed leather is frequently sanded before embossing. In order to smooth the surface again with a finish, a thicker colour layer is required than with the surface coloration of a full-grain leather. The thickness of the colour layer influences the softness and naturalness of a leather and therefore full-grain leather is more natural and feels nicer.
- Full leather trim
- Leather grain - Grain side
- Top grain leather
- Natural leather grain
- Leather hair pores - Hair follicles