Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carpet , Rugs and Accessories

Normally, one doesn't assume much difference between a rug and a carpet. But they are different. And when it comes to accenting your space, adding color and texture to your design - a RUG is where it's at. More specifically - a natural hair-on cow hide rug - is where it's at.

The term ‘carpet’ is derived from the Medieval Italian word Carpita. Carpire, a derivative of this word, means (literally) "to pluck". Often defined as ‘a piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a portiere, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold'...carpet seems pretty useful. It's got a big job, by definition. Unlike the 'carpet' term, ‘rug’ literally means ‘a torn-off portion’ and are often use as accessories and decor, rather than as a functioning piece of the space.

The words “carpet” and “rug” are normally interchangeable in everyday use. The big difference amongst a rug and a carpet, though, is size. Carpets are floor coverings stretched wall-to-wall and cover the entire floor, whereas rugs can be used to highlight the floor, accessorize the decor, or they can be hung on the walls. Area rugs are most popular these days, for a number of reasons - including the fact that as time has gone on, carpets have become more outmoded, whereas rugs are easier to place and use within any home. And - economically - they make more sense because you can take your rugs with you wherever you go - and add color and design elements to your home at the same time.

A rug can also come in many different variations of size and shape, whereas a carpet tends to be only large and square, and because rugs can come in so many different sizes and shapes, the appeal factor is obvious. With that in mind, another definition for a rug is, “the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering.” This is precisely what our cowhide rugs do and more: our affordable cowhide rugs and laser cut hide area rugs do it with serious style!

At Rawhide Company we are here to give you the highest quality cowhide rugs at the most reasonable price to help make any floor space fun, fashionable, and unique.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A cow isn't JUST a cow..

Unknown to most people, what we think of as cow isn’t always a cow at all. In fact, an intact (i.e., not castrated) adult male is called a bull. A young female before she has had a calf of her own and is under three years of age is called a heifer, while a young female that has had only one calf is occasionally called a first-calf heifer, and then a castrated male is called a steer in the United States.

Cattle raised for human consumption are called beef cattle, and Cattle of certain breeds bred specifically for milk production are called milking or dairy cattle, while a cow kept to provide milk for one family may be called a house cow or milker.

So what, exactly, is a cow? A cow is an adult female that has had a calf (or two) and she is normally domesticated as well.

To describe these different types of cattle, the word normally used is bovine. All of these bovine creatures have multiple uses, but there’s one more that wasn’t mentioned. After the cow – or other type of bovine mammal – is used to its fullest, by creating the different meats and such that we eat and use today, the last part is to be used that and hopefully not wasted is the skin or the cowhide. And although this may sound somewhat alarming, in all reality, the cow was to be slaughtered anyway for its meat, so instead of looking at this in an unfavorable light, consider the fact that really what we are doing is being as efficient as possible.

Nothing so beautiful needs to go to waste that is why cowhides are so desirable in the design world.

At Rawhide Company we seek to only give you the most beautiful cowhide rugs at the best prices we can, and no matter what kind of “cow” the skin is made of - we assure you that it will be of the best quality rawhide and cowhides we have and give you the best interior design around.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Designing the natural way - with Brindle Cowhides

Sometimes people just tend to go through a phase where they need everything to be natural. This "natural phase" could include their food, their shampoos or their interior designing decisions. Many people want to grow their own food, only wear organic clothing and you really cannot blame them since there are so many harmful pollutants around these days.

As far as interior designing is concerned, Rawhide Company has you covered. If you want something that is naturally beautiful, brindled hides contain a natural stripe down the center of the hide right out to the edges.

The Brindle Cowhide can come in a variety of colors, including black and brown, black and gray, and gray and tan, so that they can easily assimilate into any room’s design and lay out. No matter what color your room is, if you’re just looking for some quick fixes to add that “natural touch,” the Brindle Cowhide Rug is the way to go!

With everyone being "tree huggers" now and trying to be healthy and organic, going the natural way is a great idea and starting with a natural room design could just be the start of something very beautiful (and natural).