Ultraleather®: The King of Interior Faux Leather

SKU: X-HT-300375



An alternative to real leather, synthetic leatherlike fabrics have taken the textile industry by storm due to their high endurance, appealing look and animal-friendly manufacturing process. Ultraleather®, made by Ultrafabrics®, is one of these performance fabrics. It combines the high-end look and feel of real leather with the strength, dependability and versatility of a manmade textile. Let’s learn more about this quality textile that sits at the top of the list of faux leather upholstery fabrics.

What Is Ultraleather?

Ultraleather fabric is a premium faux leather upholstery fabric that has the look and feel of the finest European calfskin. It has a 100% polyurethane surface on a rayon backing. Soft and supple to the touch, Ultraleather fabrics offer high-end style and durability. They are engineered for long-lasting, high-performance applications and offer an impressive 400,000 double rubs for high abrasion resistance and tear strength.

If you’d like to learn more about double rubs and fabric wear rating tests, read our blog, “What Is a Fabric Wear Rating?” (#300100XHT).

A seating area on a yacht upholstered in Ultraleather Original Bayou.

This animal-friendly, PVC-free leather alternative sets new standards for aesthetics, performance, convenience and luxury. Ultraleather fabrics feature unique climate control technology that is more resistant to temperature change than other faux leathers and real leather material. These fabrics stay cool in warmer weather and resist cold weather stiffening and cracking. This makes them a great choice for automotive interiors, which can get very hot during summer. Ultraleather remains soft and comfortable in all types of seasons and temperatures.

Characteristics & Applications

At Sailrite®, we offer several Ultraleather collections: Original, Coast and Distressed. Ultraleather Original is an indoor-only upholstery fabric recommended for home décor and upholstery, indoor marine and automotive cushions and upholstery, and commercial and hospitality seating. Ultraleather Coast and Distressed are indoor/outdoor upholstery fabrics. They have a higher UV resistance rating than Original. You can use them for all the same applications as Original, plus exterior marine cushions and patio furniture.

Here you can see the difference in texture and grain pattern of our Ultraleather collections. From left: Original, Coast and Distressed.

All Ultraleather fabrics offer incredible endurance, style and luxury. These fabrics are easy to tailor and sew, making them a joy to work with for your upholstery projects. Wonderfully easy to clean, most stains are removed with soap and water or a diluted bleach solution for sanitizing.

Where Can I Use Ultraleather?

  • Home upholstery and décor.
  • Marine interior cushions and upholstery.
  • Automotive cushions and upholstery.
  • Commercial and hospitality seating.
  • Sunrooms and patio cushions (Coast and Distressed).
  • Yacht interiors with high sun exposure (Coast and Distressed).

Neither Ultraleather Original nor the Outdoor collections (Coast and Distressed) are recommended for center console boats or fishing boats where unprotected sun exposure is constant.

Qualities of Ultraleather

  • High-end, designer style in a classic color palette.
  • Highly abrasion resistant — looks brand-new for years.
  • Highly UV resistant (Coast and Distressed).
  • Water resistant and mold/mildew resistant.
  • Eco-friendly manufacturing process.
  • Very easy to care for and keep clean.
  • Made with climate-control technology.
  • Easy to sew — a joy to work with.

Awards & Certifications

Ultraleather fabrics hold the SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certifications for indoor air quality. SCS Global Services is a trusted, third-party service that audits, tests and certifies textile and building manufacturing products for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recognizes the certification as promoting healthy indoor air quality. When you use Ultraleather inside your home, boat and vehicle, you can rest assured that you’re choosing a fabric with low VOC emissions that is safe for your family’s health.

All three collections are also IMO Certified, which means they’ve been tested and passed fire safety testing. The IMO Certification is a prestigious fire safety certification earned by leading textile manufacturers. Upholstery fabrics that pass the IMO Fire Test Procedure are certified to be used in marine commercial applications, but they’re also appropriate for residential use.

Explore Ultraleather

If you desire the look and luxury of real leather, there’s no better alternative than Ultraleather. See for yourself the beauty, quality and softness of Ultraleather fabrics. We sell this gorgeous, luxury faux leather by the yard in a wide variety of solids that will suit all tastes and styles. We offer samples of all Ultraleather fabrics for your convenience. They’re in stock and ready to ship to make your fabric selection process a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Dining room chairs upholstered in Ultraleather Original Parrot.


This blog was updated in July 2019 with new information regarding the brand's air quality certifications. Ultrafabrics products have now been awarded the SCG Indoor Advantage Gold certification for healthy indoor air quality. Previously, they were awarded the GREENGUARD® Gold Certification.