FAQ

What makes cowhideimports.com rugs such high quality?
Cowhideimports offers only the finest quality imported hair-on cowhides that are hand finished. We partner with the very best tanneries in South America and each hide is hand-picked for its quality and beauty. After rigorous searching and on site inspections, we've found only the highest caliber tanneries whose craftsmanship is unparalleled.
 
How do I recognize a quality cowhide?
A cowhide that has been tanned properly will not shed under normal circumstances and could last a lifetime under normal wear and tear. It has a clean, bright shimmer to the coat and a suppleness of feel similar to a fine leather garment. An inferior hide may have a chemical odor and a stiffer, duller coat. Over time, these lesser quality cowhides will deteriorate and fall apart.
 
How do I clean my cowhide rug?
Check out our great article that covers this: cowhideimportsblog


Do I need a rug mat under your cowhide rug? 
Not at all! Our hides are very high quality and have a very soft, suede backing that sticks very well to hard surface floors. Here is a picture of the back of one of our hides:


Can I pick up my order from your warehouse?
For the time being, we are strictly an online store and pick up is unavailable. Because of the fact that we do not have a physical storefront presence we are able to pass the savings on to you. Since we have free shipping to the continental United States, we make it as convenient as possible for you to get your beautiful cowhide rug.


Will I be getting the exact cowhide rug from the picture?
Our cowhides are natural products which makes each one of our rugs a unique piece with its own design. Size, pattern variations, and slight color differences should be expected. 


Are your cowhide rugs suitable for high traffic areas?
Absolutely! Our rugs have proven the test of time and are well suited for high traffic areas. We just suggest to rotate your rug from time to time.


What are the sizes of your cowhides?
Here are the approximate sizes of our cowhide rugs:
Large: 35 sq ft (5' x 7')
X Large: 45 sq ft (6' x 7.5') and up