Things to consider before purchasing a cowhide rug

Things to consider before purchasing a cowhide rug

Looking to spruce up your home with an eye-catching cowhide rug?

First, you need to know what to look for when buying a quality cowhide. If it is your first time buying a cowhide rug, you may not know what characteristics distinguish a good cowhide. How do you know if it will work in your house? When selecting a product made of cowhide, there are several variables to consider. 

We offer some guidance to help you figure out what to look out for.


Cowhide rugs come in a variety of sizes, so it’s important to consider the room you plan on placing the rug in and determine the size that fits with the space. Consideration must also be given to how much of the hide rug will be visible once it is laid out. 


There is a wide range of colours available for cowhide rug, in fact Art Hide’s color range is unsurpassed globally! Colour will determine the overall look and feel of the room. It can be used to create a sense of warmth, to accent a room, or to create a more neutral backdrop. Cowhides come in a variety of colours and patterns, from the traditional black, white, brown and tan to more vibrant dyed options, so you can use the rug to complement your decor and give your space a unique look.

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Generally, the higher the quality, the more resilient and longer-lasting the cowhide rug. It’s important to research the origin of the hide and the tanning process so you can ensure you’re getting a good quality product. All Art Hide’s leather is ethically sourced and of heirloom quality. Our cowhides are a by-product of the meat industry and come from regulated tanneries, where methods involved in tanning and dyeing are always safe for workers and are non pollutant.


Cowhide rugs have specific maintenance and cleaning guidelines. Be sure to check the care instructions before purchasing to make sure you’re capable of providing the necessary maintenance. You can review Art Hide’s product information here

Also read: How to clean a genuine cowhide rug 

Art Hide offers a range of authentic cowhide rugs of all shapes, sizes and colours. Our quality is second to none. Our cowhide rugs are easy to clean, just follow our guidelines and caring instructions. You can even order samples for as little as $5 with free shipping included! Get in touch to order your unique Art Hide cowhide rug today.

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