I was a little leery because of some of the reviews and because the photo didn't look quite like the color I needed for my room, and I'd been leanig toward the sold-out brown color. However, I am glad I paid more attention to the better reviews, and those which described the color more accurately. (They really need some better photos, maybe with the rug in a room.) It really is more of a dark grayish brown than a true charcoal, and the way that the colored fibers are mixed lends to the authentic look of the rug. It is a little glossy, which I suppose can look "fake," if you're familiar with the look of real rawhides, but it doesn't bother me. And it is so soft underfoot! (My dog seems to love sleeping on it.) My style is generally modern, and this fits in really well. It's fun, chic, and a little earthy. And much cheaper than I have seen this same rug elsewhere online. I feel like it's the new centerpiece of my living room. BTW, I did not need a rug pad, but my (wood) floors don't have a varnished finish. A slicker floor might. Try the rug first.
I really wanted a cowhide rug for my office. I was having too much of a moral dilemma buying real cowhide, so I started looking for synthetic. I looked on multiple sites and read hundreds of reviews. The previous reviews sold me on this one! In person, it doesn't look or feel cheap, which was my biggest concern with synthetic. It has the style I was looking for and didn't come with the price tag or guilt of real cowhide. I definitely recommend!
I am very happy with this purchase. I wanted something that looked like cowhide because I wanted an irregular rug, but I'm vegetarian so I didn't want to buy a real cowhide. It looks just like a cowhide, but clearly it does not have the same texture as cowhide because it is fake fur. Overstock is also much cheaper than the same product on several other sites. It is soft and nice, and my dog loves it too.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good - it is dark brown and white and taupe
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
You will not regret it, it's gorgeous. Adds such a stylish flare but isn't too YEEHAW bc of the pattern. Thank you, OVERSTOCK.COM!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly- is actually better in person.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. You will not get a better deal for this quality- buy, buy, buy. Don't second guess it, just BUY! Definitely my favorite.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect.
This rug is beautiful and very on point with current trends. My husband lucked out that cowhide rugs are "in" right now since I normally would have never considered it.. It actually looks great though! It isn't the softest rug, but hide rugs are not soft. It doesn't feel as synthetic as I expected, and sheds very little. It rolled out with no problems, super flat. If you are unsure about it I definitely would click and buy! I'm glad I did.
Very nice rug. Obviously not an authentic cowhide but a very good simulation. Looks very "real" and seems to be good quality. I bought this one and the brown one as well. I would recommend this one over the other as it seems to be more realistic.
States that the rug is charcoal. It is a light tan - no where near charcoal. Rug hair feels and looks very real but the blue suede backing shows through in spots as the hair is thinned out (possibly due to shedding.) Very strong smell when first unpacked. Sending back due to wrong color advertised.
This rug was so light I carried the whole thing with one arm. It weights a mere 8 LBS so you can figure how thin and low quality it is. Opened it up and the it started shedding immediately, It was so bad a whole patch came off. We put it back to the packaging plastic wrap and sent it back. Overstock please stop selling this item it is a waste of time.
I ended up sending it back as the rug was mostly charcoal grey, with very LITLLE ivory and didn't like the feel as a "real" cowhide feels. Overstock was great as always by taking it back as they had many other comments stating what I did but would have kept it if it had much more ivory in it...
Very happy with this purchase. I was looking for something with gray tones and the color works well for my area. I have already vacuumed multiple time and looks good. I had a couple of men ask me if it was real :) Would of been a huge animal.