Leather grain - Grain side
Top grain leather - Hair side
The grain side refers to the smooth, grained surface facing the hair side (or the outside, if no hair is present) in leather. Each type of leather has a unique characteristic grain pattern. The pore density is much heavier on cow leather than on pig leather. The grain pattern can be changed by embossing and colouration. Even split leather can be coated in such a way that it appears like top grain leather.
The side of the skin facing the meat of the animal is called the flesh side.
Types of graining: fine pore leather - coarse pore leather - fine grain leather - coarse grain leather
The original grain pattern already differs on the same animal skin surface. In the middle of a skin, the leather is mostly fine-pored, and towards the edge it becomes more coarse-pored. The appearance of an even skin structure is often disrupted by deeper natural wrinkles.
The main grain is partially traversed by deeper natural folds.
When cutting, care must be taken that the grain pattern is chosen as symmetrically as possible.
Graining of different animals
Video about laminated split leather (PU split leather)
- Flesh side
- Top grain leather
- Full grain leather
- Natural leather grain
- Embossed leather
- Corrected Grain
- Fine pore leather - Coarse pore leather - Fine grain leather - Coarse grain leather