Superior-quality cowhide is an outstanding and versatile way to add luxury, elegance, and natural beauty to your home. Special rugs made of lovely and durable cowhide also make a spectacular focal point for a room. They are understated enough to fit into any interior or colour scheme, and compliment the furniture and furnishings as well as fine art on the walls and various collections scattered around the room. A cowhide rug makes an interesting wall tapestry for those who might prefer to hang it for a dramatic effect. In addition, it can be used as a throw for sofas and chairs.
These rugs have their unique colours and markings that are conversation pieces on their own because each rug is one of a kind. For those of you who have a love of nature, cowhide rugs bring the natural world to life and are gorgeous additions to be featured and showcased. Their widely varied colours and patterns which Mother Nature has bestowed on them in an outstandingly spectacular way give amazing beauty. Each rug has its own unusual pattern with the colours ranging from tones of black, brown, ivory, beige, white, and tri-colours.
Cowhide rugs are endlessly adaptable whether they are used in cold or warm tropical climates. They are soft and plush to sit on for those who love to lie on the floor and watch television or relax in front of a fireplace. No matter what the outside temperature may be and how cold it gets, these rugs can make any room warm.
Free of irritating odours, and hypoallergenic, cowhide rugs are ideal for the homeowner who wants to add a touch of nature but has to do everything possible to avoid irritating the allergies of family members. The rugs are also hard-wearing so that you don't have to worry about the “abuse” they may get from small children and pets.
Hardwood and stone flooring is preferred for cowhide because those surfaces offer the most control over sliding. Extremely glossy tiles are too slippery and may make it necessary to add a self-adhesive foam rug or a rubber grip underneath the cowhide to help prevent slippage.
Rugs made from cowhide are amazingly easy to clean as they are naturally stain resistant. They only need to be vacuumed every once in awhile and shaken outside to prevent a buildup of dust or dirt. Brushing now and then softens the hair fibres and makes the rug last longer. To spot clean, you just need to dampen the area and wipe with a mild soap. Cowhide doesn't require special cleaning chemicals or unusual care like rugs and flooring made of other materials, and it is able to last a lifetime.
A cowhide rug is a rustic treasure that you and your family can cherish for many years to come.