After paying almost 100 dollars for this rug, I expected something that would look reasonably like...well...a cowhide! The effect is more like a cartoon version of a cowhide...the backing is a white foam, and the print looks even goofier in person than it did online. The good thing is that you can cut it down to size...which I did...and now it's a functional (and somewhat tongue in cheek) bathmat. This would be a great product if it cost $25 or so!
This faux hide rug is better quality than the Safaview Faux Rug because of the backing is just a little higher quality. It is still a lower grade than a genuine hide rug, and it still comes rolled up and the ends will be difficult to uncurl (put on heated floors or in a sunroom to relax the rug ends) however, if you are a home stager, designer or just need it in photographs, it will do a great job for you.
I was leery of buying a faux cow hide rug, not sure what that would even look like. I think, for the price, that this rug looks spot on. I appreciate that the fur does have direction to it--it all lays one way, which I think is mostly realistic. I also like that it is very soft under foot. The pattern is also realistic. Short of buying an actual cow hide (which my kids thought they would have some weirdness with), I think this is a great substitute, espeicially for someone like myself that really likes changing up my décor. I don't have to feel committed for a long period of time since it was so affordable. Here is a picture of my living room that I posted on
Yeah, it's not real. If you want a real cowhide, then buy a real one. With that said, it's a fun replica. It looks great under the desk in my modern office. I like the fact that it's on the thin side since I have my office chair on top. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it came with some brown spots on it. I didn't take it out of the package until I had it for over a month, so I didn't try to return it. Overall, I'm happy with it.
This "Rug" has a nice look to it, but NO quality whatsoever. from a distance it looks nice but get up close or stand on it and you can tell it is quite poor quality. Its to bad too, it would be perfect lookwise where we have it, but absolutely not keeping it!!!!!!