Caring for Your Cowhide Rug


Hide Rugs is a small family business dedicated to bringing you the best natural rugs on the market. We stand for quality and style when it comes to rugs, and we proudly offer an array of beautiful, luxury cowhide rugs. Our cowhides all originate in Brazil, where expert tanners, renowned for their skill and meticulous attention, raise their practice to the level of fine art. You can expect unparalleled quality and markings from our cowhides. All our rugs, though similar, are unique, meaning no two are completely identical. Therefore, purchasing one of our beautiful cowhide rugs gets you a one-of-a-kind item to enhance your home and impress friends and family.

At Hide Rugs, our Brazilian cowhides are made using time-honoured methods to ensure our rugs remain soft and supple. To check out our extensive range of cowhide rugs and more, visit our website at or give us a call for first-rate service.  Not only do we provide excellent cowhides to spruce up your home, but we also provide expert advice on caring for them. Our essential guide is just what you need to get the best experience out of your cowhide. Read on to discover how best to care for your cowhide rug to keep it looking and feeling great for years to come.

Caring for Your Cowhide Rug

It may not seem so, but cowhide rugs are surprisingly easy to care for and maintain. As you’ll know, cowhide rugs look great just about anywhere. But, if you don’t care for it correctly, after a while, your cowhide will start to look less than its best. In areas with a lot of foot traffic, like living rooms and hallways, your rug is likely to become worn over time. Don’t worry, though, as our rugs are made to last. This doesn’t mean your rug will last forever, however. Following these essential cleaning and caring tips will help extend its lifespan.

Where to Place It

We recommend keeping cowhides in low traffic areas to avoid excessive use and early signs of wear. Rugs are decorative items, after all, and you should treat them as such. Also, avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this will inevitably lead to fading of the hide before long. This can not only ruin the appearance of a good cowhide but, coupled with excessive wear, can compromise its integrity.

Cleaning Your Cowhide

While it’s important to keep your rug from becoming worn, it’s just as important to keep it clean on a regular basis. With the correct care and cleaning routine, you can make sure your cowhide always looks its best. Cleaning cowhide, however, can be a bit of a nightmare at times. Follow these steps to keep your rug looking spick and span.

  • Remove solid mess using a spatula, or leave it to dry and then brush out.

  • Blot away any stains or spills, wiping smoothly with a damp cloth in the direction of the nap or hair.

  • Use a mild non-alkaline soap to clean the rug manually, and avoid damaging the hide.

  • Don’t forget to vacuum it regularly. This will stop any dirt setting up permanent residence. You can also use a hard plastic brush to rework hairs and restore the rug’s soft brand-new appearance.
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