SHEEPSKIN BEST BUYS
Two of the primary considerations when it comes to sheepskin rugs that are repeated over and over again are comfort and durability. These may be obvious points, as a sheepskin rug is in all probability chosen for its soft and gentle feel. Being wool, they are also well equipped by nature to deal with many circumstances, but it must be remembered that as most are bleached to achieve a great ivory colour, this will stain by spills, dirt and grime or other such mishaps. It can be very difficult to restore to original condition. Another consideration is the pelt backing is a natural item, and a soft one at that, and usually cannot withstand extreme abuse or conditions favourably. Especially so depending on the quality.
Please take some time to read our sheepskin information section by clicking here. Not all sheepskins are equal, and some may have stronger pelts than others, some may have small scars that could develop into tears later on.
Recently some very attractive square rugs are being made using sheepskin pieces which are unsuitable as a whole sheepskin. These are stitched together, sometimes in a mosaic, similar to cowhide rugs which have also become extremely popular, and somewhat rare to find.
When buying a sheepskin rug, make sure that you are buying a top quality product, as there are so many to choose from, and so many manufacturers that it can be difficult to be sure. Obviously having a good feel for the item is a great way to start, but what if you are buying from a catalogue or online? Well, in this case we would recommend sticking to those who supply well established high quality brands, such Bowron of New Zealand. Bowron supply top quality sheepskin rugs, and are a dependable option.
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