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There are 3 main types of leather that could be found on most furniture. Aniline leather, Semi Aniline leather, and Top-Grain Leather. The term “Aniline” simply refers to the dye used during the manufacturing process. Each type has slightly different properties, so please take care in knowing what type of material you are working with before cleaning or maintaining.

Aniline leather

Aniline leather is a sought-after type known for its softness, achieved through use of translucent aniline dyes on high-quality hides. It highlights the natural grain and features of the leather, with non-uniform color absorption adding to its authenticity.

Semi Aniline leather

Semi Aniline leather contains some pigment for color consistency and offers easier cleaning and fewer natural markings.

Top-grain leather

Top-grain leather, achieved by removing the outer layer, is thinner and more cost-effective, yet still provides good durability and a consistent appearance.

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  • Regularly clean to remove dust, body oils and dirt.
  • Always leave to air dry, and do not apply heat.
  • Clean one section at a time, quickly but gently. Apply cleaner to the cloth and not on the leather.

Aniline Leather

  • Use a chemical free aniline leather cleaner to clean and maintain its quality.

Semi Aniline Leather

  • You may use water-based cleaners, occasional dusting, and gentle soap and water for cleaning.

Top-Grain Leather

  • Use water-based cleaners, and gentle soap and water for cleaning. Wipe it using a soft-clean cloth.
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  • Wipe spills immediately with a dry cloth by blotting and avoid rubbing them into the leather. Reaction time is key, you must act fast with Aniline leather in particular due to it’s high absorbency.
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Best Practices

  • Condition with a high quality conditioner twice a year

Aniline Leather

  • Keep the leather moisturized to prevent drying out and cracking by using a leather restorer.
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  • Never use heat to dry leather, as it can lead to cracking.
  • Leave to air dry once done cleaning, or if water is spilled.
  • Avoid exposing to direct sunlight.
  • Avoid using oils or solvents.

Aniline Leather

  • Avoid cleaning with water, as it can potentially damage the leather.

Top-Grain Leather

  • Avoid storing in plastic for long periods of time. This can cause mold.
Please note : While the care and maintenance information provided is sourced from reliable and trusted industry experts, Qubik Furniture cannot be held responsible for any damages that may occur as a result of following our product maintenance guides. We highly recommend exercising caution and test in an inconspicuous area before applying any cleaning or maintenance methods to your furniture.