We’ve had lots of customers inquire about the care of our beautiful chromium tanned cowhides once they arrive at their happy home. So we want to share the simple steps that it takes to keep your cowhide(s) in great condition for years to come.
Cowhides have become very popular as floor rugs. In fact, 9 out of 10 hides we sell will be designated as a beautiful floor covering anywhere, from log cabins to upscale apartments.. So naturally, the question about care comes up frequently, so……..
Remember it is a cow, Mother Nature continues to protect the hair and leather so it’s virtually impossible to stain a cowhide. If you spill something on the cowhide, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth. If it is something more harsh such as chili, grape juice, etc., wet a cloth, add a small ratio of dish soap and then wipe if off. You will never know there had been an accident. If a house pet, we call them fur babies, should decide to use the cowhide as a territory marking ground, simply wipe the area to remove as much of the ‘gift’ as possible. Then we recommend wiping the area with a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. Wiping with a little bleach infused water will kill bacteria left behind.
Rocks, tiny gravel particles and sand are the biggest threat to a cowhide and easiest to clean. Either vacuum with hand tool and/or shake out your cowhide periodically to free particles from your hide. Otherwise, as you continue to walk and apply weight across the tiny objects at the base of the hair/leather, you will begin to cut the hair over time. This is easy to prevent. The frequency will be determined by the amount of foot traffic.
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