Architectural Leather

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Leather Tiles and Panels – The Ultimate Home Accessory…  The Ultimate Luxury!
“Finely tooled Italian-style leather, with labor costs one-fifth those in Italy, Colombia is becoming South America’s “Little Italy”… The New York times

Leather is a durable and flexible material. Due to its excellent resistance to abrasion, leather found a use in rugged occupations and had found its way into almost every home since prehistoric times. Humanity has used animal hides since the Paleolithic, for clothing as well as mobile shelters such as teepees and wigwams, and household items.

Today, leather wall pYellow wallanels and tiles offer a refined alternative to vertical surfacing. Panels sizes are tailored to fit your room specifications, within a standard range of dimensions. A leather wall panel such like this (above) is custom fabricated. It’s usually not something  you can just “buy….

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Leather area rugLeather is a product that wears and wears in, gradually developing a rich, natural patina, which is the true mark of quality leather.

Tiles are no longer simply a flat surface to be applied to walls or floors. Modern production techniques have made a vast new range of visual depth and textures possible.

Leather tiles have many decorative uses. It is resistant to everyday use and lasts for many years, if well cared for, keeping the extraordinary beauty and characteristics of genuine leather. Image – Leather tiles – cueros Arquitectónicos

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Leather tiles and leather panels  are developed for special applications such as doors cabinets, walls and floors. Floor tablets are heavily reinforced leather 4 mm in caliber with high resistance to rubbing and scratching and very little or no elongation. Its characteristics make it a suitable material for coating surfaces exposed to medium to light pedestrian traffic, area rugs and floor mats. Another application is the refacing of walls, doors and other surfaces.

Image: Leather wall murals – Sausalito Architects & Designers

Leather floor SquaresLeather tiles are made of cattle skin, carefully treated and cured to guarantee a high quality product as well as the extraordinary beauty and characteristics of genuine leather. Saddles exemplify leather’s durability, they are subjected to damp conditions and constant washing yet can last half a century or more… just like leather tile floors.

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The final product is the combination of fine quality, 100% genuine hides, and superior industrial processing. Its characteristics make it a suitable material for coating surfaces exposed to medium to light pedestrian traffic, area rugs and floor mats. Only the center portion of the hide, where the thickness is uniform, the weight is consistent and the fibers strongest, can be used for floor tiles. Another application is the refacing of walls or doors, cabinets, and other surfaces. The results are so chic and beautiful – a life-long leather accessory for home or office, hotels, restaurants, etc. Leather Floor Tiles and Wall Panels are The Ultimate Luxury¡

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Marcela Trujillo 2Besides providing chic and sophisticated aesthetics, leather doors, floors and  leather wall panels have other benefits such as sound absorption, therefore, are ideal for auditoriums, theatres and movie theatres. as they contain echoes and reduce vibration. Besides acoustic insulation, leather also provides thermal insulation. Temperature control becomes standard when installing leather walls: warm in winter, cool in summer. These leather applications are also fire retardant.

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Leather tablets, being 100% genuine leather, are easy to maintain, resistant and meant to be kept in good conditions for many years. The leather tablets are made of  bovine leather -ox, cow, or buffalo skins- carefully treated and cured with a slow tanning process that keeps the leather alive and resilient, highlights the intrinsic qualities of the material and ensures a product of the highest quality.

As a result, leather floors and walls, besides being beautiful and sophisticated, soften sound, warm the atmosphere, are comfortable (feel great underfoot) and get better with age. Your leather floor thrives on usage. It is enhanced with each mark and scratch. It will develop a rich, natural patina with time.

Cueros arquitectónicos - Estudio en escarlataLeather tiles and leather panels are highly specialized and extraordinary products that can be applied to many types of surfaces and are easily combined with many other materials, (polished cement, wood, stone, travertino, marble, granite, ceramic, glass, metal, carpet, etc.), creating extraordinary interior design possibilities – Fireplace – Wall Mural created with leather tiles

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Colors

coral red leather has hand stitched detailing on the italian leather cabinet door fronts. I love the great unique use of a familiar material.Contemporary Kitchen by Other Metro Kitchen & Bath Designers Snaidero

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One advantage of the functional properties of leather is that it can produce an infinite variety of shades, according to the wants and needs of customers. Send us your color requirements. We’ll send you a color swatch for your approval. Please note: Between one and another production batch, the color black may present uneven shades of the same tint. This is due to the organic properties of leather This is due to the organic properties of leather and the different areas of the skin involved. Select Your Color (s) Click on the  PANTONE Color Chart Zoom the Pantone Color Chart  in and out. The zoom level is specifically designed for your convenience.

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 Some ‘in-house’ kitchen refacing projects…

The amount of money you save on re-using the bones of your kitchen helps afford more bells and whistles in the finished product…

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Cabinet detail with: without Spaccato        Cabinet front

Cabinet doors refaced with ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling. These ‘Shaker’ style cabinet doors feature recessed panels that provide a nice “frame’ for the ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling application.  2. Cabinet door refaced with terracotta ‘Spaccato’.

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Kitchen cabinet              Cabinet box refaced

Cabinet boxes refaced with ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling

Panry door             Spaccato one panel door

1. Pantry door  and 2. Swing door refaced with Spaccato leather paneling.

Kitchen cabinets 'Spaccato'

 Mating Spaccato with a very similar (in color, pattern and texture) Italian ceramic tile back splash, to tie together the various design elements of the kitchen.

Check out “Spaccato’ leather paneling  applied to doors Click Here

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Refacing Process

One main rule to qualify as a cabinet refacing candidateThe kitchen cabinet boxes have to be in “good” condition!

“The old adage about not throwing good money after bad” comes into play here. Cabinets built prior to the 1980s were generally built of better materials than newer ones. In fact, many older kitchen cabinets have full plywood construction, or solid wood, of far higher quality than what most homeowners will manage to afford in brand new kitchen cabinetry. Structurally, the refaced kitchen would have more strength and integrity. The amount of money you save on re-using the bones of your kitchen helps afford more bells and whistles in the finished product.

Cabinet refacing usually involves ‘replacing’ certain elements. If you have raised panel doors or beveled drawer fronts you can’t put neither laminates nor leather paneling over them. Slab doors/ drawers are the only style suitable for direct application of veneer/ laminate or paneling. If you have any other style, you’ll have to order replacement doors and drawer fronts.

Please be aware that you may need to adjust the width of your cabinet doors and drawer fronts to make room for the trim components (outside corner trims). Check out how to measure for replacement cabinet doors.

Save on cabinets doors and drawer fronts

Order new cabinet doors and drawer fronts from a supplier. Companies such as Advantage Cabinet Doors lets you order the right size, as well as the desired finish and wood species, for your new cabinet doors. Naked Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Also lets you order the right size of Unfinished (engineered wood) Cabinet Doors at Bare Bones Pricing…

Installation of our ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling is very similar to applying the self adhesive covering shown on this video…|


Installing or refacing kitchen cabinets is a medium-level handyman job, with multiple steps, which competent handymen can do. Looking for a contractor with the skills you need? Consider hiring a local Handyman Click on link for a free estimate.

Leather paneling installation is fast ‘n easy. If you are a good craftsman do it yourself. You can save half of the total cost, Watch video (below) and DIY tutotials

See full DIY Tutorials on Cabinet refacing, ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling, leather flooring and suppliers… Click on the link

Leather Tiles

Architectural leathers – Cueros Arquitectonicos

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Leather Tiles Installation

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Leather floor - tiny squaresOne bit of advice, unless you have experience installing vinyl tile floors and using flooring adhesives, we recommend that you hire a professional installer for the job. ServiceLive is absolutely FREE to use! Consumers only pay service providers for services rendered! Call Now: 877-649-1609 or Click to visit site We just think you’ll be happier with the results 😉

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Tile Patterns

Below you’ll find a variety of tile patterns. The options are almost endless and each can dramatically change and liven up the look of a room.

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Maintenance

Leather floor Fishbone pattern

Product Care

Once the installation is complete, waxing will act as a grout filling the gaps,  and buffing will put the final touch to your floor.

It will really bring your floor alive. It is important to wax and buff the floor at least twice before using it. This will help protect and lubricate the leather. It will develop a rich, natural patina with time.

Although these one-of-a-kind applications are stunning, they need special care. Leather floors need to be vacuumed with a soft bristle brush and mopped monthly with distilled water. You also have to clean up spills quickly so they don’t stain. Do not use caustic household cleaners to clean leather. Instead, use a mild, non-acidic soap such as Saddle soap (which is used for cleaning, conditioning and softening leather), mixed with water and apply with an up-and-down or side-to-side motion (not in a circle). It’s key to clean an area larger than the spot, rinse with a damp cloth and allow it to dry for 24 hours.

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If leather becomes scratched or scuffed it can be polished, like you would polish a pair of shoes, to restore and renew the look.

Depending on use, leather tiles should be lubricated with floor wax or cream, every few months, or as needed.

Buffing is also recommended.

Genuine leather is a luxury item. Like vintage wine it gets better with time… It will actually improve as the years go by!

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BUY THROUGH US AT LOWER PRICES. WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED MANUFACTURER REPRESENTATIVE IN U.S., WE ARE NOT A RESELLER. EX FACTORY  PRICE FOR CUSTOM MADE, HAND-MADE SPACCATO LEATHER PANELS IS US $170.00 SQUARE METER ( 10.77 SQUARE FEET). ANY LENGTH/ ANY WIDTH/ ANY COLOR/ NO JOINTS. OUR PRICE FOR LEATHER WALL AND FLOOR TILES IS US $ 140.00 SQUARE METER, ANY COLOR, ANY SIZE, ANY TILE PATTERN. SEE  TILE PATTERNS. PLEASE NOTE THAT ORDERS TAKE 30 DAYS TO BE DELIVERED. PAYMENT: 60% DOWN PAYMENT, 40% RIGHT BEFORE DELIVERY.
PLEASE NOTE : Ex factory price refers to the price of goods at the factory. This does not include shipping or taxes. Leather paneling is easily shipped in a roll.

Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have. For appraisals please send us your requirements and area measurements. We are brand representatives in the U.S. We will forward your inquiry and/ or feedback to the manufacturer and you will receive a response shortly 

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  1. I love the appearance of the Spaccato leather. Is it possible to obtain a small sample? I have a client that this may be the ideal ‘refinishing’ material for some dated but good quality kitchen cabinets.

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