Full-Grain Leather vs. Top-Grain Leather


Full-Grain Leather vs. Top-Grain Leather

Leather taken from cows is the most popular raw material used in leather products in our daily life. Due to its availability, quality and size advantages, it seems it will not lose leadership position in the industry.

What's the difference between full grain leather and top grain leather?

Full-Grain Leather

The very upper part of the leather which is just below the hairy part is the strongest and most durable one. Full-grain leather takes its name of the grain pattern hidden in this part. It is very tight and durable. Thanks to its tightness, a natural moisture resistant is hidden in the full grain leather. As time passes by, full-grain leather will get a better appearance.

Top-Grain Leather

Top-grain leather seems to be a side product of full-grain leather since it is produced of the same part of the leather’s grain part, but it has some differences in positive and negative ways. Starting with negative ones, it is also very strong and durable but not as much as the full-grain leather. Even it is dramatically weaker than the latter. What causes this weakness is the removal of the top layer of the leather.  The indents and cracks under the removed layer have been sanded and buffed to have a perfect smoothness. As it is weak, it will be open to damages like cracking or tearing.

Layer of Leather - Full-Grain Leather vs. Top-Grain Leather


Which one to choose?

We need to pick and choose the accessories which are in direct contact with our skin for long periods. Products containing too much chemicals can be jeopardizing for our skins. Artificial leathers are made of materials which processed chemically. In the long run, artificial leather can damage your skin dramatically. Full-grain high quality genuine leathers are the best option in terms of price/performance ratio provided they are used carefully and regularly.

Bouletta, presents many different options with its experience and quality-focused product range.

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