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Cowhide Rug – A Work of Art in Your Home


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Interior decorators have realized that one item that can change the overall look of any room and which can enhance the beauty of the room is a floor rug. With a variety of colors, designs and shape, they fit perfectly as a part of a home décor. Once you decide to buy a rug, you should where you would like to place it and what type of rug you would like to buy. A natural fur rug is very expensive and it would be inappropriate to place it in a heavy traffic area where they will be spilled on or stepped on, or under the dining table, with the table legs digging into it. This can damage the expensive rugs. Such rugs should only be placed in areas where there is no traffic, or should be hung on the wall, to avoid dirt and sand. A rug suitable for any area should be strong, durable and easily cleanable, but at the same time look impressive and beautiful. If you are looking for a rug that has all these features, then the best option is a cowhide rug. The cowhide rug can be placed in any room, in any area, because it can withstand heavy traffic and it can be cleaned quickly and easily, by just taking it outside and shaking it or using a damp sponge to spot-clean it.

A cowhide rug is a rug made from cow’s hide which is the unbleached skin and hair of the cow. The hides are tanned in the tannery to get rid of the awful smell and rot and then rugs are made retaining the natural or original color. The unique feature of cowhide is that no two are alike. These types of rugs are of high quality and they are not only beautiful on your floor but also last long. A rug pad is recommended for each rug which you can get for the size of the rug you buy. You can also find cowhide rugs which are dyed to look like hides of different animals, though they would be of a lower quality. Such types of rugs are suitable to give your kids’ room the African Safari look. The best cowhide rugs come from Argentina. The colors of the hides and the patterns on the hides will depend upon the breed of the cattle. Remember, that the cows are not slaughtered for the skin alone. The hides of the animals that are slaughtered for meat are taken and used for various purposes. You can find that are hides have blotches, spots or brindle patterns which is a combination of colors like white, black, brown, cream, beige or grey. While the natural hides are used as rugs, the processed hides are turned to leather and are used for making various items like bags, belts, shoes, jackets, furniture’s etc.

A cowhide rug is affordable and a worthy investment in any home, and with occasional vacuuming and proper care, they can last for years, looking as good as new. The thick, warm and soft cowhide rugs, gives your home the stylish and elegant look that you desire.

The author has a business where he is having a natural or exotic animal print cowhide rug to suit every decor & budget, and matching decorator pillows too.


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