How do you Clean Cowhide Rugs?I’m often asked: “How do you clean Cowhide Rugs?” Well, for me this is the big pull of a cowhide rug over other woollen or ‘man-made’ rugs. They are so very easy to keep clean! “I’m so pleased with my cream Zulucow cowhide rug. Hugo, (my cocker spaniel) loves lying on it; but unlike before when he left dark oily patches on our previous, cream woollen rug… he doesn’t leave any marks on our cream cowhide. The cowhide doesn’t seem to absorb dirt at all.” Heidi, Chelmsford.
Heidi’s gorgeous cream/ivory Zulucow cowhide rug; a favourite resting place for Hugo and his bones!The reason why Heidi finds it so easy to keep her gorgeous Zulucow rug clean, is because our rugs are very high quality; tanned to the highest standards and do not absorb dirt. The hair on the hide is not a hollow fibre (unlike wool) so it’s perfect for high traffic areas; muddy feet and paws. I should know…our rugs withstand muddy football boots, labrador paws and my veterinarian husband’s boots!
Our labrador: Impi, loves a good roll on our ‘White and Black Dappled’ cowhide rug.Customers have told me how easy it’s been to mop up accidents on their cowhide rugs. One reported that her child poured milk onto their Zulucow rug, and in another instance, a puppy urinated on a hide. Both said, they just took their hides outside; let the fluids slide off their rugs and used a clean cloth to absorb any remaining fluid. Another couple who bought a huge dalmatian cowhide and cushions from me a couple of years ago told me: “We love our Zulucow hide! It works well in our bar as we have black and white bar stools with chrome arms. Our dogs love lying on it and it’s easy to keep clean. I use a rubber hairdresser brush to brush off all our Newfoundland and Labrador’s hair!” David and Alison, Billericay Zulucow’s rugs are perfect for busy areas of the home such as halls and sitting rooms; as they are more durable and resistant to dirt and stains compared to other rugs. Yet from time to time, they may require attention and a spot of cleaning. So I thought it was time to explain more..