Since leather is a natural product each hide will be unique and offered in different hide sizes and shapes. Below is a good representation of sizes and dimensions of the upholstery leathers we offer. You will also find a conversions that are useful when working with leather.
1 yard (54″ width) = 18 sq ft of leather
1 meter = 10.764 sq ft
1 cm = .394 inches
Average Size: 45-55 sq ft
South American Cowhide (Brahma)
South American cowhide will have some Brahma hide selection. Brahma hides will have a small hole in the neck area (see above). Insect bites, brands, healed scars and scratches may or may not be present.
United States Cowhide
US cowhide is typically a clean product with little natural characteristics. Expect limited insect bites, healed scars and scratches. Large hides averaging 48 sq ft.
European cowhide is a very clean product with little or no defects. Considered to be the best raw material available, large hides averaging 50 sq ft.