They are also totally unique in their appearance with wonderful markings. Much like any natural hide rug they do require a little more care than modern synthetic rugs. But there is no comparison what so ever in terms of quality and uniqueness. There are some small steps that you can take to keep your rug in pristine condition for longer and elongate the lifespan of this beautiful item.Reindeer rugs are very much designed for aesthetics, they are much better suited on drape over a sofa or bed, on a bedroom floor or anywhere the hide will not get too hot or be trampled on over and over again. You can of course use your hide as you please, but the usage will affect the longevity and the amount of shedding that takes place. The tanning process of a reindeer hide rug are generally tanned to maintain the amino acids within the hide itself, there is often then a silicone sprayed to ensure that they are waterproof, making sure that they can be used both indoors and outdoors. However if your rug does get more drenched then wet you should allow it to dry out naturally in bright natural light, which also sanitises the hide as well as drying it. If this happens then all you will need to do is shake the rug outside every few days in order to move off any of these loose hairs. After a few weeks you will find that your rug will settle down and the need to shake off will be less frequent. Due to the nature of the rug hair it is important not to place in front of fire or any other heat source. The hollowed out hair of a reindeer is ideal for heat insulation during those snowy nights outside, however in your home it can mean that any extreme heat causes the fur to moult. This is also why we suggest that you do not hoover your rug. The item "New XL Genuine Super Soft Extra Large Scandinavian Reindeer Skin Rug Hide" is in sale since Thursday, August 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Rugs & Carpets\Hides, Skins & Faux Fur Rugs". The seller is "tannery-direct" and is located in Dundee. This item can be shipped worldwide.