Goatskin rugs are a type of exotic hide rug that can look very attractive on a polished wooden floor. If well cared for, these beautiful rugs will last for many years.
Why choose a goatskin rug?
Goat rugs are a great choice because they feel very soft to the touch and yet they are very hard wearing. They also come in a wide variety of different colours, depending on the breed of goat that they come from. Choose a jet black rug, a traditional brown rug, or an attractive white rug – it’s up to you.
Caring for your goatskin rug
As with all natural animal hide rugs, a goat rug will shed a small amount of hair from time to time. Look after your goat rug by either using a very gentle vacuum attachment to hoover up any loose hairs, or by taking it outside and giving it a gentle shake once a fortnight. The latter method is the best one if you want to keep your rug in top condition.
Cleaning a goat rug
Goat rugs should never be put in the washing machine or in a tumble dryer. If a small spillage has occurred on your rug, simply use a damp cloth with some diluted, mild detergent to mop it up. Once you have sponged away the stain, just allow the area to air dry rather than using a hairdryer or any other device to dry it artificially as this could completely dry the rug out. The best way to dry your rug is to hang it outside on a fine day and let the sunlight dry it naturally. You can also brush your rug using a wire sheepskin brush (or a brush designed for brushing your pet’s hair) to ensure that it stays glossy and there are no matted or cross hairs. If you want to give your goat rug a more thorough, all over clean then it must be taken to a specialist dry cleaning service.
Now you are ready to use your goat rug
A goatskin rug can be a wonderful addition to your home, and when it is cared for properly it will stay looking amazing for years and years. There are so many different types of goat rug to choose from that you are sure to be able to find one that fits in with the aesthetic that you want for your home. Visit Hiderugs to view their amazing selection of Goat Rugs