5 Best Leather For Car Seats
5 Best Leather For Car Seats
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REED Leather HIDES - Cow Skins Various Colors & Sizes
Cow Leather
12x24 Inches
1.2 - 1.4 mm Thickness
REED Leather Hides
REED Leather HIDES - Whole Sheep Skin 7 to 10 SF
Whole Sheep Leather Skin
7 to 10 SF Leather Hides
Antique Finish
Black Leather Hide
Black Leather Hide - Spanish Full Skin
Thickness: 0.6-0.8 mm
AVG 26¨x 24
Cow Leather
15.6x19.6 inch
1/16" in thickness
Memory Cross
Leather Scraps
2 inches to 24 inches
1/16" in thickness

Leather seats in a car must be both stylish and practical. The right choice of leather for car seats is extremely important and challenging. A large selection of smooth and perforated auto leather is available right now. Genuine leather is the most commonly used material in a car’s interior.

Car leather should have the best performance properties, as high durability, wear resistance, sound insulation, resistance to temperature fluctuations, changes in humidity, etc. Genuine leather seats in a car do not produce an annoying squeak of plastic and extraneous noises that will improve noise isolation. Top-notch leather for a car doesn’t accumulate sweat and moisture, it is pleasant to touch, it won’t burn out. Such a leather type possesses “breathing” properties, it is wear-proof, i.e. it practically does not deform.

How to choose leather for car seats?

When choosing leather for car seats, take into account its structure, which should match the structure of plastic parts imitating the leather surface. All automobile manufacturers set their technical requirements for genuine leather seats: stretching, abrasion, elasticity, permissible degree of humidity, etc., which should correspond to the car leather used in different brands like BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Jaguar, Opel, Porsche, Honda, etc. Among other things, the surface color and pattern must match the color and pattern of the plastic interior elements.

The right choice of color tone, texture, and quality of car leather is a combination of perforated leather with other fabrics in a car interior. When choosing the color of car leather seats, you should be guided by your personal preferences and the color of your car. When choosing genuine car leather for interior upholstery, the color tone, brightness, and saturation must be taken into account.

Personal top 5 leather types for car seats

I’ve been testing different leather types and brands for my BMW car seats for a few years. The results of my tests revealed top 5 brands that I definitely can recommend:

  1. REED is genuine cowhide leather (1.4 mm thick);
  2. REED also has a whole sheep leather skin that I use right now for my car’s seats. It also has a nice antique finish;
  3. Black Leather Hide sells a very smooth and soft lambskin type that is very thin (up to 0.8 mm);
  4. Incircle is another cowhide type that is quite thick and durable;
  5. Memory Cross sells durable leather types (2 inches to 24 inches);

Do you agree with my top 5 leather for car seats? Share your experience and preferences. Also, check the useful video about choosing the seat cushions and upholstery.

Useful Video: A Basic Seat Cushion Cover Car Upholstery

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  1. If you are thinking about getting leather car seats, you made the right choice. There is nothing else that compares to the quality of a leather seat. It simply feels great to sit in. All of these leathers would be fine in a car; however, my personal choice would be the REED leather. It looks and feels great.

  2. I made the decision to put a basic leather seat cushion on all my car seats last year. The upholstery process was a challenge, but well worth it in the end! I undertook the whole process by myself and would certainly do so again. The video here gives a nice overview. Thanks!

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