The Distinctive Characteristics of Cowhide Rug

"RODEO COVERS ALL" - and we absolutely mean it. We cover decorative needs of customers looking to spice up their home and office with affordable cowhide rugs online. We cover financial costs by offering affordable rugs at much lower prices than our competitors. And we cover quality by offering supreme cowhide rugs made with care.

We head over to our tannery every week to handpick the finest cowhide rugs that meet our strict standards according to color, size and quality. Only the cream of the crop make the cut. They are then transported to our warehouse, and then shipped to your home.

There are a few other things you should know about cowhide brand rugs.

Natural marks

In an ideal world, every cowhide rug would showcase identical, flawless coats of fur. However, the reality is that real cow hides are naturally diverse. Just like humans have variations in their skin, cows have unique characteristics in their hides. Some cowhide rugs feature long, luxurious fur, while others have shorter strands. Natural imperfections such as birthmarks, blemishes, and scars are part of this inherent diversity.

It's essential to understand that cowhide rugs originate from animal skins, which are natural byproducts of the environment. Consequently, you may encounter rugs with occasional marks, fire brands, or scrapes. These natural blemishes are not defects but rather distinct attributes that contribute to the authenticity and uniqueness of each cowhide rug.

When considering a cowhide rug for your decor, embrace the individuality of each piece. These rugs tell a story of nature's diversity, making them more than just floor coverings; they are works of art that bring a touch of the wild into your living space.





Don’t be alarmed if you notice a fold or a crease in your cowhide rug – it’s perfectly normal. The crease/fold will eventually iron itself out over time, but if you’d like, you can place a flat, heavy item (like an encyclopedia) on it to help flatten it out quicker. Another method to remove creases is to apply a wet towel on the back part of the rug and press down on it with an iron (at low heat). Do not let the towel soak up too much water. We do not suggest doing this too often as it may compromise the natural condition of the cowhide.

If you would like to see a photo of the exact product that you’re going to order, simply request it and we’ll send it over. This way you know exactly what to expect when your order arrives, with no surprises.


Rodeo® cowhide rugs consist of genius leather, which is treated with chemicals at the tannery to eliminate bacteria before being sold. These chemicals can sometimes produce a strong odor that you might find less than desirable. We suggest hanging the rug outdoors and allowing it to air dry for a few hours. If the odor persists, try using a carpet refresher or powdered carpet deodorizer to combat the scent.


The wonderful thing about cowhide rugs is that they’re pretty easy to clean and maintain. Besides periodic vacuuming, simply applying soap and water to a sponge is pretty much all that’s needed to clean the rug. You can also opt for steam cleaning the rug, but if you do, make sure there isn’t too much water on the hide – you never want the material to get too wet.

Also, a specialized cleaner like Rodeo® Cowhide Cleaner will help keep it in brand new condition.

Color discrepancy

Cows spend extended periods of time in the sun when they're on farms. This prolonged exposure can cause their hides to be slightly discolored. Keep this in mind when you order a cowhide rug. You might be expecting a pristine white rug, but due to sun exposure and other natural weather elements, it's actually off-white or even ivory-colored.

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