Cowhide rugs

How to wash a cowhide rug. Can cowhides easily be cleaned?

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Yes they can, they are in fact a very family friendly and easy to care for rug option. I am proud that I was the first person in the world to write instructions on how to clean a cowhide rug. And these instructions where then copied worldwide and in some cases changed to make them incorrect.

For example some websites say that you can hose a cowhide rug down outside, please don’t do that, unless the cowhide has been caught in a flood in which case it is already wet and you can’t damage it more than it already is, I really don’t recommend getting the leather wet if you can avoid it.

So after years of actual experiments (yes I intentionally spilled things on my cowhide rugs to see what happens), trial and error, years of using cowhide rugs as my main floor rugs at home and feedback from hundreds of customers, my cowhide cleaning instructions have recently been tweaked and updated.

And in another exciting world first we have developed a specialized cowhide cleaning product that we know will do a much better job and most importantly is safe for the leather. The natural ingredients actually moisturize your rug and make the hair glossy and healthy looking again. We recently went live with a special website all about our Gorgeous Creatures cowhide cleaner product that includes information like the ingredients.

Read about an extremely dirty white cowhide rug and how well the cowhide cleaner works (including photographic proof) in our blog article. Or how a lady in Australia cleaned an old smelly cowhide that her cat had pee’d on our blog article.

People often ask me about thing like red wine spills on cowhide, this is the least of your troubles. The Gorgeous Creatures cowhide cleaner is designed for general cleaning of dirt and grime but it also has some magic ingredients. What do you do when your cat throws up or your dog pees on your rug? Our cowhide cleaner is antibacterial and deodorizes any bad smells and nasty accidents. Rescuing your cowhide from all kinds of nasty spills.

If you want to save your valuable cowhide rug when accidents do happen this product should be in your cupboard ready to go when you need it. The cowhide cleaner is not a stain remover, you need to treat a spill as soon as it happens to avoid the staining.

We have made a video showing you how easy it is to use this spray-on wipe-off product spilling all kinds of terrible things onto a cowhide and washing it off right in front of you. Here is a link to the video on YouTube.

Cowhide cleaning video common spills

For full instructions on how to care for your cowhide rug visit our main website here. Or Click here to buy our cowhide cleaning product.

Special cowhide rug cleaner that is safe for the hair and the leather.
Special cowhide rug cleaner that is safe for the hair and the leather.

 Use this cowhide cleaner to solve these cleaning issues:-

  • Dust, dirt and mud on a cowhide rug
  • Red wine or orange juice spills on cowhide rugs
  • Food spills, chocolate, oil, grease and fat, sauce, squashed fruit and other food on cowhide rugs
  • Dog, cat or child urine or excrement on cowhide rugs
  • Blood from cuts or stubbed toes
  • Dog, cat or child throw-up on cowhide rugs
  • Cowhide rugs that children have drawn on with coloring-in markers or crayons
  • Makeup on a cowhide (don’t ask us how makeup gets down there!)
  • Cowhide rugs that have been caught in a flood

Use this cowhide cleaner on these skins:-

  • Cowhide rugs
  • Cowhide covered ottomans and furniture
  • Cowhide patchwork rugs
  • Calfskin rugs
  • Goatskin rugs
  • Reindeer skins
  • Deer skins like red deer or fallow deer

A Glamorous Eclectic Room with Silver Zebra

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Black, white and yellow makes a fantastic and fresh colour combination

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Following on from our mention in PREGNANCY & Baby Magazine this month we love this designer living room that incorporates the same clean and fresh colours. The gorgeous black and white cowhide rug works well with the feature wallpaper and stunning yellow chairs. What do you like about this room?

PREGNANCY & Baby Magazine Spread

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PREGNANCY & Baby Magazine Spread

A Gorgeous Creatures zebra print cowhide graces the pages of PREGNANCY & Baby Magazine this month in a fantastic black, white and yellow babies designer room.

July NZ House & Garden magazine cover

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July NZ House & Garden magazine cover

Gorgeous Creatures calfskins dress the coffee table in front of this lovely fireplace. And a honey possum throw is on the chair to the right.

Grey speckle ottoman with wheels

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We are very proud of this beautiful cowhide ottoman that was recently custom made for a Gorgeous creatures customer.

I have been waiting to use this chrome cup and caster wheel range for ages and finally someone let me and the result is amazing. And the chrome stud detailing along the bottom edge of the ottoman is a lovely touch – very reminiscent of an Andrew Martin style design. Andrew Martin often uses chrome wheels and studs as a design feature.

Grey speckle ottoman with wheelsChrome cup and caster wheels for ottoman

Amazing cowhide stitched rugs

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Hi Kirsty, thank you so very much for our wonderful rug!  It’s truly gorgeous 🙂  I absolutely love the way light plays on it.  I could actually sit here for quite some time just looking at it 🙂 Thanks again for the wonderful product and service! All the best. Liana – Wellington – New Zealand.