The world of upholstery is very broad, so we cannot simply mention one type of leather for upholstery that is ideal for all scenarios or particular situations. Starting from this, we are going to help you to correctly select a suitable upholstery leather for subsequent use.

Not without first mentioning that in Curtidos Menacho we are specialists in the best leathers in general, do not hesitate to explore our extensive leather catalogwe assure you that you will find something ideal for your upholstery in general.

Types of leather for upholstery:

As far as the types of leather for upholstery are concerned, although there are many types of leather in general, the most commonly used leather for upholstery is the following:

Beef Leather

Beef leather is one of the most versatile and easy to obtain on the market, therefore, its use in the world of upholstery It has spread easily. Not satisfied with that, its wide variety of different finishes make it suitable for most applications such as upholstery leather.

Goat Leather

Similar to cowhide, the leather Goat has also been widely used as upholstery leather in various aspects of daily life, it also has a variety of finishes that prepare it for many diverse uses.

These are the 2 most common types of upholstery leather. used in the world of upholstery, you will surely think that many different upholstery leathers have been recommended to you, but in many cases, they are different finishes of the same type of leather.

How to choose the leather to upholster correctly?

To correctly select the leather for upholstery you must simply take into account the use that will be given to the final upholstered piece.

For example, choosing is not the same as a piece of leather to upholster the seat of a car than to upholster the seat of a boat or yacht, since in the latter case, the upholstery leather will be exposed to environmental conditions very different from those of the car.

The aspects or characteristics that must be taken into account to choose the ideal upholstery leather for your particular piece are the following:

Exhibition solar:

Taking into account that sunlight can dry out the leather, this is a factor to consider when choosing the upholstery leather for your piece, because once the leather loses its natural moisture it will begin to deteriorate.

Of course, some specific leather finishes allow greater tolerance to sun exposure.


As it is a natural substance , leather has a fairly good level of permeability, which allows some liquids and gases to pass through it, however, in some cases of upholstery leathers, it is advisable that this property be limited or improved as necessary.


Like most materials, leather has a tolerance to temperature, however, leather is one of the textiles with the best tolerance to high temperatures.

Likewise, it is good to take this factor into account before deciding to buy a specific upholstery leather.

Common uses of leather for upholstery

As we have mentioned previously, the number of uses for upholstery leather is extremely wide, but we will mention the most common uses of upholstery leather, in order of popularity:

Leather for upholstering furniture:

It is the leather used mainly in chairs, furniture and leather armchairs for domestic use, in this section is where the selection of leather for upholstery is looser, since it is a material that will not be very exposed to extreme conditions.

It is enough to give it adequate maintenance from time to time to extend the life of the leather for upholstery as long as possible.

Leather for upholstering cars:

We are referring, of course, to the leather for upholstering car seats, previously, it was also used on other internal surfaces of the same, such as the dashboard or the surface under the rear windshield, however, it is becoming less common and is limited to the vehicle seats.

This type of upholstery leather it usually has quite smooth and thin finishing characteristics, in this way a much higher resistance to friction is achieved.

Leather for nautical upholstery:

Furniture or surfaces inside yachts Luxury boats and boats are usually upholstered with leather of the best quality, the particularity of this leather is that it is usually conditioned to resist the saline environment of the sea.

It is also true that requires more regular maintenance than most upholstery, precisely due to its exposure to the sun and the environmental salt of the sea.

Leather for aerial upholstery:

In the same way as automotive upholstery, it is a quite common and quite smooth type of upholstery leather, however, the characteristic that is usually looked for in leather for this area is a leather that is as thin as possible.

Although it may seem unbelievable, the amount of leather worn by people inside a commercial airplane is a factor to consider in terms of weight and, for an airplane, weight is a fundamental factor to control

Now that you have in mind the basic aspects to choose an ideal upholstery leather for your piece or final product, you can now explore our online Ubrique leather store.  and purchase the one that best suits your needs.

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