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About Cowhide Rugs

Our sensuous cow hide rugs will delight you with their soft feel and stylish look, each one is a unique creation of beauty.

Let us show you our constantly changing wide range of elegant cow skin rugs. These stunning natural floor coverings can be addictive, and come in an infinite variety of natural colours that will provide a versatile, easy-care animal skin rug option to enhance your home décor. Natural and artistic animal skins Curl up with your loved one on the sofa and enjoy the beauty of your stunning cow skin rug: it will inspire you like a natural work of art. Delight in the warm, silky feel of your sleek cow skin rug. Run your toes through the soft hair to caress your feet and soothe away the tiredness of the day.

Your friends and family will love your cow skin rug and enjoy the subtle aroma of quality leather it brings to your room. Our cowhide rugs look fabulous on any floor and fit all décor styles as a delicate textural accent or a focal feature of leather style and beauty. By adding one of our cow skin rugs to your décor, you can unite a room that uses multiple wood types and colours, or you can use your cow skins rug’s organic shapes to add a fresh and luscious softness to a room of hard-edged furniture. Your cowhide rug will anchor the furniture in a room and, when placed on an angle, the cow skin rug will draw you in to relax in comfort.

Even if you place the cow skin rug in a doorway, you can still open and close the door over your cow skin rug without snagging, thanks to the sleekness of our premium animal hides.

Don't buy a cow skin rug until you have watched this video!

beige and white cowhide rug

Cow skin rugs are practical for the family

You will love the practicality of our cowhide rugs, which are easy to clean and will keep on giving while coping with foot traffic, normal family life, children and pets.

No-fuss cleaning is a clear advantage of these durable natural leather floor coverings. No special chemicals or care are needed, so you can rest easy as children and pets and feet enjoy your cowhide rug’s luxurious feel.

The back of your cow skin rug will grip naturally to hard floors, minimising movement rather than slipping around. And, there is more good news:

The cowhides are hypo-allergenic as they do not trap dust and the processing eliminates allergens such as dander and pollen. Your quality cowhide rug will become a much-loved family heirloom and bring you and your family many long years of enjoyment.


"  These beautiful cowhide rugs are natural works of art and are a continuing worldwide design phenomenon that will never pass. "

family friendly cowhide rugs with pets

Photograph above by Anil Dumasia from Image Central

How do you know the size of a cowhide rug?

How to measure a cowhide rug? Good question - Every cowhide has a different organic shape. The size of the hide is measured by a machine at the tannery that scans the surface area of each cowhide. This gives us the amount of leather in a cowhide rug.

How to measure a cow skin rug

The cowhide hide is fed through rollers and the machine then moves little hammers (like inside a piano) which touch the leather. The sensor knows when it touches leather or metal and measures on the dial. A leather technician puts a sticker on each cowhide rug so we know how large it is.

Understanding how we measure cowhides

Every cowhide company uses a different scale to measure cowhides, so a company may claim to sell large hides but on our scale they are only mediums. We use square metres as the way of measuring and pricing the cow skins. A small cow skin is around 2 metres 'square', a medium cow skin is around 3 metres 'square', a large cow skin is around 4 metres 'square' and an extra large cow skin can be over 4.5 metres 'square'.

As shown in the diagram to the left, we measure from the widest points of the animal skin across the back legs and head to tail. We supply these measurements in metric metres. This is to help you work out the correct hide size for a room setting or interior space. Don't forget that it is perfectly OK for the sticking out parts (legs etc.) to go under furniture. This helps to anchor a room setting of furniture. And cowhide rugs look best on a 45 degree angle to furniture.