Exploring the Different Types of Genuine Leather Used at Edge Decor: From Smooth Top-Grain to Raw Full-Grain

At Edge Decor, we understand that leather is a luxurious and versatile material that can add a touch of elegance to any interior design. That's why we are proud to offer our customers a wide variety of high-quality leathers from around the globe. Our leather suppliers provide us with top of the line textured leathers to choose from, ensuring that every customer's needs are met.

The Natural Beauty of Full Grain Leather

Why it's the Perfect Choice for Your Furniture


Type of leather dyed exclusively with soluble dyes

Aniline leather may be referred to as "full aniline" to differentiate between this dye treatment and variantscrackling. Aniline leather, is a type of leather that is made from the top grain of the hide and is known for its soft, buttery texture. This type of leather is often used in high-end luxury goods due to its natural beauty and durability. It is often left in its natural state, with minimal processing, to show off its natural grain and markings, making each piece truly unique.


Nappa leather is a type of leather that is highly regarded for its soft and luxurious feel. The leather is derived from the hides of lambs, calves, and kid goats, which have naturally soft hides. Unlike other types of leather that may require additional treatment to achieve a soft feel, nappa leather is inherently soft and supple.

The term "nappa" is derived from the Italian city of Napa, which has been renowned for producing high-quality leather goods for centuries. Nappa leather is often used in the manufacture of luxury products such as handbags, wallets, and high-end furniture.

One of the key benefits of nappa leather is its softness, which makes it comfortable to sit or lie on for long periods. Additionally, nappa leather is highly durable, with the ability to withstand wear and tear over time. Because of its high quality and luxurious feel, nappa leather is typically more expensive than other types of leather. However, the investment in nappa leather is well worth it for those seeking the ultimate in comfort and luxury.


Top-grain leather is a type of leather that is considered one of the highest quality leathers available. It is made from the outer layer of the animal hide and is named top grain because the very top layer is sanded, buffed or shaved off. This process removes any imperfections in the leather, resulting in a smooth and uniform surface.

The removal of the top layer also makes the leather more durable and less prone to wear and tear. Top-grain leather is typically more expensive than other types of leather because it is of higher quality and lasts longer.

Oil/Wax Treated

Oiled leather is a type of leather that has been treated with an intense nourishing process to make it highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. The treatment involves the application of oils and waxes to the leather to make it highly moisture-resistant and supple. This type of leather is highly sought after by leather enthusiasts, for its distinct look and feel, as well as its durability. This type of leather is often used in rustic or industrial-style decor and is known for its durability and resistance to scratches and scuffs. It's a perfect option for those looking for a more vintage or rustic pop. We understand that every customer has different needs and preferences when it comes to leather, and that's why we offer a wide range of variety, pricing, and customizability.

Full-grain leather is an excellent choice for furniture upholstery for several reasons. Firstly, because it is made from the entire thickness of the animal hide, it is the strongest and most durable type of leather available. It is also more breathable than other types of leather, making it more comfortable to sit on for extended periods of time.

In addition, full-grain leather has a natural and unique texture and markings that give each piece of furniture a distinctive character. These natural markings, such as scars, scratches, and wrinkles, are often considered desirable and add to the aesthetic appeal of the furniture.

Moreover, because full-grain leather is not sanded or buffed like top-grain leather, it retains its natural oils and waxes. This makes it more resistant to wear and tear, as well as stains and spills. It also ages beautifully, developing a rich patina over time that enhances its beauty and character.