Lots of rugs that are classified as leather are actually hair-on-hide: they haven't been shaved or changed in any way since they were harvested. This unexpected texture draws the eye downward because it's easily recognizable. It's less fluffy than a flokati or a sheepskin, which are more softening to a space.
Leather rugs may be flat woven or shag rugs. Some rugs are machine made, while others are hand-crafted or hand tufted. Some leather rugs are crafted by artisans and may combine leather and cotton for a soft feel and natural ambiance. This material is durable and is an excellent option if you don’t have a lot of time to replace worn rugs. You’ll still need to use a rug pad underneath your leather rug to extend its lifespan.
A luxurious leather rug can last decades and be in demand as a vintage piece. Like fine leather clothing, a well-crafted leather rug stays stylish while other pieces fall victim to changing trends. Aged leather is soft, but it’s rugged, too. Some types of leather rugs can take a moderate amount of foot traffic and come out looking brand new. Unlike inexpensive synthetic or delicate silk rugs, leather rugs can outlast years of friendly visits from pets. Dogs like to rest on leather rugs, and they can do so without harming the material.