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What You Need To Know Before You Buy Sheepskin Rugs

Updated on October 13, 2010

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There is a great range of different sheepskin rugs on offer so it is important to do your research before you go out and make any purchases. High quality sheepskin rugs can expensive but they will last longer and provide a more luxurious and attractive finish to your home.


The quality of sheepskin rugs does vary significantly and will depend very much on the appearance of the wool and also whether any of the back hide is visible. Sheep can suffer from a number of natural conditions which can affect their wool and leave tiny bare patches which will not be visible until the hide is cured and prepared. The best quality hides will be those will no visible imperfections with a rich and luxurious abundance of wool and a good overall shape. These top hides will command top prices but it is well worth paying extra for a good quality product that will look great and last a long time.

Wool Length

There are various different length wools available with sheepskin rugs. These rugs will last a long time but longer wool can tangle and will need to be brushed out occasionally to restore it to its original shape. If you intend the sheepskin rug to go in an area with high foot traffic then it is a good idea to choose a shorter wool option as this will be less affected by tangling or flattening. The longer wool rugs are very tactile and soft underfoot and idea for quieter areas such as bedrooms.


Sheepskin can be purchased in a range of classic finishes that retain the natural colour and texture of the wool. You can also buy sheepskin rugs that have been dyed in lots of different colours and the wool can be processed to create different effects. For example ‘Mouton Fur’ or ‘Beaver Lamb’ is a type of lambskin rug where the wool has been chemically straightened and dyed to resemble beaver’s fur.

There are many options for your home when it comes to sheepskin rugs so you can benefit from this hard wearing, soft and luxurious floor covering.

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