Customised cowhide floor coverings - modern art, old-fashioned benefits

Customised cowhide floor coverings - modern art, old-fashioned benefits

Cowhide floor rugs have come a long way over the years. Their rugged appearance and hardwearing endurance have made them a common feature in virtually every country homestead, particularly cattle stations. But nowadays, cowhide leather is also used to produce rugs with a refined, sophisticated look that can complement even the most stylish contemporary interiors.

Modern Technologies

Modern cutting and patterning technologies now allow cowhide to be worked in many complex ways, to a high level of precision, not previously possible. This fashioning flexibility allows innovative rug producers to use cowhide to give expression to pioneering designs. Leather is being used to produce floor coverings involving tightly specified colours and intricate patterns never thought possible before. The works are uniquely customised, high-quality items, many of which, some argue, meet the definition of art.

Old-fashioned Benefits

Despite their sophisticated new look, modern cowhide rugs still retain their old-fashioned benefits. Chief among these are their hardwearing endurance, unique appearance, easy maintenance, and hypoallergenic qualities.

Leather rugs are extremely tough and long-lasting. What's more, the older they get, the better they seem to look. Rub marks and scuffs give them added character.

Cowhides each have their own unique look. This stems from the natural grain and patterns of the leather and any individual animal's special markings. These qualities help give each rug its own unique personality.

Cow skin rugs are famously easy to maintain. Their organic oils make them naturally stain and spill-resistant. A quick vacuum and light rub with a damp cloth will remove most dirt and drink marks.

Cowhides contain few allergy-producing substances. Moreover, their natural oils cause them to repel dust and dirt. These qualities make them a good flooring solution for people who suffer from skin, sinus, or respiratory issues.


Whether your interiors are modern chic in style or meet the traditional country homestead aesthetics, a cowhide rug is a perfect addition to your interior design. Also read: Discover the Interior Design Benefits of a Cowhide Rug

Art Hide has twelve years of experience creating stunning, customised rugs for both residential homes and commercial spaces. We have satisfied customers all over the world. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions you may have regarding how we might be able to help you create a unique floor rug for your space.

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