What is PU Leather?
Pu leather is also known as bicast leather or split leather. Pu leather is short for polyurethane leather because the coating on this leather is made with polyurethane. So, what is polyurethane vs leather and how is the polyurethane applied to leather? The polyurethane coating is embossed on top of vinyl leather to look more like real leather that has been aged. It does have a layer of real leather in it, but the layer of leather has been split (hence the name, split leather) so the layer of real leather is thinner than with genuine leather. It was originally made for the shoe industry, but it was then adapted into the furniture industry.