Top Grain leather is considered as the second highest grade of leather, and is as strong and durable as full grain leather. It is split from the top layer of hide and sanded and refinished.
Genuine leather is made from the remaining layers after the top layer has been removed. It has a suede surface that is refinished to appear of a higher grade.
Full Grain leather is defined by Leather Industries of America (LIA) and the American leather manufacturing industry that it represents as:"The grain split of a hide from which nothing has been removed except the hair and associated epidermisTop Grain leather is the same as full grain leather.That is from leatherusa.orgI want to pick this type of laptop leather bag,it is genuine leather:http://www.isleathers.com/Laptop-Brief-Cases-macbook-briefcase-in-Brown-Genuine-leather_p_51.html
When it comes to leathers, the difference between smooth grain leather vs pebble grain leather is the appearance. Smooth grain leather has a smooth appearance, pebbled grain leather has a rough surface.
Full grain leather and Top Grain leather are the same as deined by the American Tanners association.
Yes, the universe in a grain of sand is genuine.
Cross grain leather is a cheaper leather. The grain runs diagonally. It also has an irregular grain. This makes it hard to work with.
Full grain leather is the highest quality of leather that you can get and is made from the entire cowhide. It is thick, making it very strong and durable. It also is costs a lot more than many other types of leather. Top grain leather is leather that has imperfections on the surface of the hide that are removed by sanding and then refinished. It has also had the "split" layer removed, meaning that the bottom layer of the hide is taken away. Top grain leather is thinner than full grain and is less expensive. It also is more supple.
A cheaper leather.
Soft grain leather is lambskin or other very soft leather typically used for gloves.
Top grain leather is simply the same a full leather with a few millimetres taken from the top to get rid of imperfections.
Yes, top grain leather is durable. You are gettin real leather. It is the second best form of leather you can get. The first being full grain leather.
Genuine top grain leather like the Spalding NBA Official Game Ball or composite leather used in the Wilson Solution NCAA Official Game Ball or Wilson Evolution basketball. There are other manufacturers but for leather just the two types.