Cowhide Rugs Maintenance is very easy.
Our Cowhide Rugs are beautiful and of the best quality but must have regular maintenance, which is very easy to do.
In addition to the information described below, you can also read the post “How to Maintain a Cowhide Rug? – 2019 – Complete Maintenance Guide” where you will find much more information.
Regular Cowhide Rugs Maintenance
The first you have to do is to vacuum your rug regularly in the direction of the hair to prevent damage. Also, brush in the direction of the hair with a brush with hard bristles.
You should also shake the dust with a broom semi-regularly. Vacuums equipment are great, but not perfect. Shaking allow you to rid the rug of any excess dirt.
In case of solid materials, you can use the blunt edge of a knife or spatula, scraping gently in cowhide hair direction. Then, wipe with a damp cloth (but not so wet) using a mild soapy solution.
If a light Spills occur, dry the spill with a paper towel or sponge immediately after the event occurs. Then, wipe with a damp cloth (but not so wet) with a mild soapy solution.
Keep in mind that for Cowhide Rugs Maintenance in an extremely humid area, you should place it in the sun once or twice a month.
Steam cleaning is also an effective option to keep your cowhide rugs spotless but don’t let the rug get too moist. Remember first pre-vacuum the rug.
In any case, never use too much water because your rug would be affected.
You can use a carpet cleaner for Cowhide Rugs Maintenance. Apply it on the dirty area and then scrub the area with a sponge and allow it to sit and dry. Once the area is completely dry, brush it to smooth out the hair of the rug.
Don’t panic! Cowhide Rugs are very resistant and easy to take care of.
If your cowhide rug is fully soaked, put a paper towel or sponge immediately after the event occurs. Then, wipe with a damp cloth (but not so wet) with a mild soapy solution.
Now, put it over a fence with the back side facing up for 1-2 days. Depending on how sunny is it might take 1 or even 2 days more until it is fully dry. When the flesh side is slightly wet, turn it over.
While your cowhide rug is laid on the fence, brush it thoroughly, especially the edges to avoid it curls.
When the flesh side feels is just moist, lay down your Cowhide Rug on a flat surface, far away from the sun, under a covered area with good ventilation.
Brush it a couple of times more while on the floor.
As you can see, the Cowhide Rug Maintenance is simple.
Curling - Cowhide Rugs Maintenance
All cowhide rugs have the curling attributes. The rugs’ corners eventually begin to curl because the corners of the rug are thinner than the rest of the rug.
If the rug is exposed to heat remove it from the heat into a cooler room or remove it from direct sunlight to let it uncurl.
You can also spray a little bit (a little bit) of water on the rug and brush it until it regains its flat shape. Then add some weight to the corners for a day or two until it rests flat on its own.
To fix excessive curling, you have to cut it. Take the best scissors you have, turn your Cowhide on the backside and make a line with a pen in the edges that is curly following the same line of the border but taking away the curly edge. Then use the scissors to cut the edges following the line you made with the pen. Don´t be afraid to cut it, this will make it looks better.
Make the fur beautiful
There are marvelous skin oils like Eucalyptus oil to Cowhide Rugs Maintenance. Buy one and a spray empty bottle. Then spray over the hair. After this application, brush the hair in the same direction the hair grows.