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· Nubuck is a type of leather with a soft, velvety surface and is some of the most expensive leather to purchase.
· Unlike the less expensive suede, nubuck leather is far more durable and is excellent for use on items like furniture because it will last much longer than suede.
· It is subject to the same kind of easy staining that occurs with suede and often requires pre-treatment or stain resistant protection to extend its life.
· It differs in that suede is created from the inner side of a hide, whereas nubuck is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness along with a fine grain.
· It is generally more expensive than suede, and must be coloured or dyed heavily to cover up the sanding and stamping process.
· Some of the identifying characteristics of nubuck are similar to aniline leather; it is very soft to the touch, it will scratch very easily, and water drops will darken the leather temporarily (it will return to its original color upon drying).
· Since the outside layer of a skin is much tougher, nubuck lasts much longer and responds very well to this sanding process.