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Do you need a rug mat underneath your cowhide rug? February 11, 2015 21:12

So we've been asked this question quite a few times and just wanted to make this post so that hopefully it answers your question quicker than I can. 

You definitely do NOT need a rug mat underneath our cowhide rugs! Our hides are high quality and have a very soft and suede-like material on the back that sticks very well to hard surfaces. Here is a picture of the back of one of our hides:

 

 

It is a very supple and flexible material that provides a strong enough grip on surfaces so that it will not move without a significant amount of force on it. We hope this helps answer any questions you have about this. 

 

Thanks for reading!!

Cowhide Imports Team


How to clean cowhide rugs January 02, 2014 20:45

Here are some easy steps to clean your cowhides.
Cowhide rugs are naturally stain resistant which makes them very durable and easy to maintain. To clean your cowhide rug, simply vacuum or shake to remove dust and loose debris. Brushing with a hard plastic brush helps keep the hair soft and fluffy and helps remove dirt. For common spills like wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup...etc, first absorb the liquid with a paper towel or sponge. Liquid substances will rarely penetrate our hides.

You can wipe cowhides smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp (but not wet) cloth with mild soap and water. You may also clean with a damp cloth using a diluted 5% white vinegar and 95% water solution. This balances the Ph levels and helps to eliminate unpleasant odors. Do not soak the hide or get it too wet. DO NOT wash in a washing machine or dry clean. Rotate your rug from time to time so that it wears evenly.


Benefits of cowhide rugs November 20, 2013 21:30

Why buy a cowhide rug?
A cowhide rug provides a distinct accent that reflects a preference for a simple yet modern way of living. As a natural byproduct, it is a fine example of nature’s beauty that fits nicely as a centerpiece in every décor. Owners love cowhide rugs due to their natural beauty, versatility, their hypo-allergenic characteristics, easy maintenance, and durability.
1) Extremely versatile
Cowhide rugs are not only suitable for the floor but they can also be hung on the wall. A guest can enjoy a full view of nature’s tapestry when it is hung up or framed. Since cowhides come in a variety of colors, both natural and solid dyed, you are sure to find one that matches the decor of your home or office. If you are looking to make a bold statement, the solid dyed cowhide rugs would be an excellent choice. Not only do they maintain the natural feel of cowhide, but they can also stand as the centerpiece of your arrangement. Leather chairs or sofas are accented perfectly with a cowhide rug used as a throw, adding a rustic air to a room decorated in a country flavor.
2) Easy maintenance
To clean your cowhide rugs, simply vacuum or shake to remove dust and loose debris. Brushing with a hard plastic brush helps keep the hair soft and fluffy and helps remove dirt. For common spills like wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup...etc, first absorb the liquid with a paper towel or sponge. Liquid substances will rarely penetrate our hides.
3) Hypo-allergenic
Most quality cowhide rugs are hypo-allergenic and fragrance free. No need to be constantly vacuuming or clearing the air in order to breathe freely and peacefully.
4) Natural
For those looking to bring a more organic feel to their decor, cowhides are just the answer. Our natural cowhide rugs appeal to people for their unique combination of shapes, colors, and sizes. Cowhides are as unique as the person who owns them. Some may contain similar tones of brown, black or white, but no two are the exact same. Each breed tends to have its own set of colors that distinguish them from others. Cowhide rugs are perfect for those who wish to add a touch of natural beauty into their homes.
5) Long lasting
Cowhide rugs are extremely durable since they are made of leather. Owners are often able to enjoy their rugs for a lifetime with just some simple care. Cowhide rugs are able to maintain their soft and pliable feel making them very soothing for the feet.