6 reasons you should buy a cowhide rug

Patchwork Cowhide Rug, natural bovine style

It’s this time of the year again. Spring is upon us and the need to refresh our home decoration is a top priority. In order to bring the spring colors inside your house you will need to repaint some walls, probably buy a new piece of furniture, put some lighter drapes on the windows, and last (but hopefully not least) dress the floors. On that last point, just before you go shopping, I would like you to consider if you should buy cowhide rugs instead of the usual options. And here is why:

 

1. Cowhide is naturally beautiful

When we talk about cowhide, we refer to the natural skin and hair of bovine. It has a natural shine, it is really soft and if tanned properly it is also odorless. Cowhide adds warmth and a touch of luxury in any room you use it. Notice that most cowhides on the market are a by-product of the food industry. No animals were harmed so you can have a beautiful house. The industry just found a way not to waste what was left from all the burgers we consume.

2. Each cowhide is unique

Cowhide is a natural material. Each animal hide has unique marks, color tones and distribution, chromatic variations, shape and size. Nature does not repeat itself. When you buy a natural cowhide rug you can be certain that nobody will own exactly the same piece you have. Cool, huh?

3. Cowhide rugs are hypo-allergic

According to the Handbook of Occupational Dermatology (by L. Kanerva, P. Elsner, J.E. Wahlberg, H.I. Maibach), allergy to leather is actually pretty rare. In fact, in most cases it is allergy to Chromium (a chemical that is used during tanning) and not to leather itself. On the other hand, synthetics are high on the allergies list.

4. It is extremely durable

The skin of cows was developed through millennia of evolution to be able to protect the animal from harsh weather conditions. This alone can pretty much guarantee that -with a little care- it can withstand high traffic over it, even in the most busy areas of a home or office.

5. Offers many stylish options

Natural cowhide has an essential simplicity that best matches traditional rural homes and resorts. Designer enhanced cowhides (dyed or in complex patterns) match urban modern residences. Make it the sole centerpiece of your decoration and command attention or combine it with other cowhide or fur items to give a more universal feel. Cowhide can have more uses than just floor rugs: it makes a great furnishing option, or it can even decorate a wall.

Green Cevron Cowhide, wall hanging Green Cevron Cowhide, wall hanging

6. Believe it or not, it is cost-effective

Yes, I know what you are thinking: How can this be possible? Have you seen those price tags? With proper care, cowhide rugs can remain in good shape for a lifespan that outlasts most synthetic alternatives. It will probably even outlast you (as macabre as this may sound). It is a one-time investment that you will have for life. Add the low maintenance cost and you can see how savings pile up in the long run.

 

Convinced? If you are looking to buy cowhide rugs, visit our online shop. We offer unbeatable prices and free worldwide shipping.

 

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