Take the time you need to choose the leather of your carpet because it’s going to be the best time to invest. This crucial choice will dictate everything from appearance to comfort, through performance and durability so it is not something that you should take lightly. That said, leather tanning is an incredibly complex process and there are many, many factors to consider. There are many types of leather and sometimes it can be very complicated to choose from. We will try to help you with this by commenting on the different types of leather and their main qualities.

The first option is usually cowhide. Although most leather rugs are cowhide, the reality is that the bovine leather is quite rigid and takes a long time to adapt and be comfortable until you get a little flexible, and manage to move inside your comfort zone. Being the most economical, it is widely used for rugs or carpets, although it is actually better for more specialized products, such as biker suits or leather jackets.

Cowhide rug
The lamb is an extremely soft skin, but at the same time very resistant. Being more elastic than cowhide, it is ideal for jackets since it will not have to adapt to you. With only once you put on your cowhide rug you will see that, if it is well made, it will be very comfortable.


Depending on the animal from which the skin comes, the resulting leather will have certain characteristics. The animals most commonly used for the manufacture of leather goods are usually the cow, buffalo, goat, sheep, and pig.

Cow skin is the skin most used by the leather industry for its thickness, strength, durability, and flexibility, as well as its easy availability. The skin of buffalo has characteristics very similar to that of the cow, although something more resistant and a lower cost.

The skins from sheep, such as sheep and goats, are much thinner and have a grainless uniform than those of cows. Its main characteristics are flexibility, lightness, and softness.

The quality of the skin is given by the skin used and the finish that gives it.

Full-grain skin:   It is the outer part of the skin of the animal that contains the epidermis, which is in contact with the outside. Only the hair has been removed. These skins are the most natural because they preserve all the grain and skin of the animal. This type of skin can show the scratches, bites, small scars … that the animal has suffered during its life.

It is the part of the skin of more quality, with the passage of time, will develop a natural patina that will increase the beauty of the piece.

Full-grain leather can be presented with two finishes: aniline or semi-aniline.

Corrected grain leather: it is high-quality leather that has been sanded and dyed its surface to eliminate stings, scratches … to create a more uniform appearance.

The finishes can be semi-aniline or pigmented.

Synthetic leather: completely artificial “leather” made in polyurethane. They imitate the texture and even the smell of genuine skin.

What you should choose now? 
The decision now depends on the surface of your floor. If you have a tiled floor then the cow skin or buffalo skin will suit the best as it does not skid on the floor and if you already have a friction-free floor then the decision goes to the goat or sheep leather material.

Synthetic leather: completely artificial “leather” made in polyurethane. They imitate the texture and even the smell of genuine skin.

Hope you had a good read. Have a great day!

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