A semi-nubuck is a nubuck leather which is partly colour-finished. On some parts of the surface you can see the rough of the nubuck, while on other areas, the nubuck is covered with a thin irregular colour coating. Therefore, the leather has a multi-coloured surface and a patchy design. The main area of application for semi-nubuck is furniture. It looks like vintage leather due to the patina.
This vintage leather is a very lightly sanded, pigmented leather. It is not sanded enough that it looks like a nubuck leather. The differences between various leather types are very detailed and can be confusing for end customers to understand.
Semi-Nubuk textile copy
Not only leather is copied as artificial leather, semi-nubuck is also available as a textile-based copy.