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Characteristics of Premium Sheepskin Rugs

Characteristics of Premium Sheepskin Rugs

Posted by The London Cows Team on 6th May 2021

Sheepskin rugs add luxury and glamour to virtually any home. This is primarily because of their beautiful appearance, and rich, plush texture. However, many people see so many variations of these rugs that they find it difficult to make a selection. Worse yet, some people are under the impression that imitation sheepskin offers just as many great characteristics as authentic animal skins. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Never be tricked into buying fakes, as they will not only quickly lose their nice appearance, they will wear out and offer little of the comfort and luxury you purchased them for in the first place. Below are some features of the top-notch sheepskin rugs you will find here and how they will benefit you:


First and foremost, high-quality sheepskin boast a beautiful rich colour with no discolorations or stains in the underlying wool. Top quality, hand selected sheepskins also have no visible imperfections, even if the wool has been dyed to create a trendy colour. If you are purchasing a sheepskin in its original shade, it will likely feature a lovely, natural ivory tone.

Wool Length and Density

Premium-grade sheepskin rugs always possess excellent wool density and length. Lower grade sheepskin may meet the length standard, but if the denseness is not sufficient, it is difficult for the long wool fibres to retain their loft and the ultimate effect may be a shaggy appearance. This, unfortunately, alerts everyone to the fact that it is a cheap item. Our sheepskins have outstanding length and density to keep them looking gorgeous for many years after they are purchased.

Quality of the Leather

The base of the sheepskin rug is, of course, leather. This is called the underside of the rug, and its quality is also very important. Low-quality leather often has holes, cracks, odors or other defects, which eventually cause the rug to wear out before its time. The leather quality of our sheepskins is top-notch, and is both strong and supple, which gives it longevity you can count on. In other words, you don’t have to worry about your rug wearing out or losing its beautiful appearance over time. If cared for properly, it will look just as good years down the road as it did the day you bought it.

No Unpleasant Fragrance

High-quality sheepskins are free from any chemical smell, the latter of which is often apparent in low-quality rugs. This is because the tanning processes used In the production of cheap rugs are not up to standard, and ultimately leave behind a strange smell.

Texture and Appearance

The soft, silky feel and luxurious appearance of top-quality sheepskin are perhaps the most enjoyable attributes with which it is associated. Amazingly plush to the touch, premium sheepskin rugs add outstanding comfort and softness to any area in which they are placed.

Position one on either side of your bed to make your feet happy in the morning, or drape one over a rocking chair to make a hard surface much softer. You may also choose to place a beautiful sheepskin over a loveseat or sofa for both an attractive look and personal comfort.

Regardless of how you use your new sheepskins, you will quickly discover they add warmth and aesthetic appeal to your home. Fortunately, there are colours available to suit any decor as well, so you can feel free to redecorate as often as you like; your sheepskins will still blend perfectly.

Caring for Your Sheepskin Rug

You may be hesitant to ask the question, how do I care for my sheepskin rug? Fortunately, because sheepskins are durable and naturally hard wearing, they do not require complicated care, as do many other high end products.

You should address spills as soon as they occur, as this will prevent staining, and of course, you should avoid subjecting the rug to abuse. If your rug is placed in an area where it may pick up crumbs or particles of dirt, make sure you give it a good shake every now and then and always brush in the natural direction of the hair. These simple tips will keep your sheepskin rugs looking as new as the day they were purchased.

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