We heard that your shipping came through from us and you finally got your hands on that gorgeous zebra hide you've been coveting. Congratulations on an exciting purchase through our store! However, before you start rolling around on it or cutting it up to make lampshades, there are a few zebra hide blunders you need to avoid. As stunning as zebra hides are, they require care and handling with the utmost respect. If you're not careful, you could end up with an exotic rug that looks like it belongs in a college frat house.
Zebra hide has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique pattern and texture. However, it is important to understand how not to use zebra hide in order to ensure its longevity. Using them incorrectly can cause damage and even lead to safety issues. It is important to know how to properly handle, store and clean your zebra hide in order to maintain its beauty and undeniable durability.
Zebra hide is a unique material offering a variety of characteristics that make it ideal for a range of purposes, so lets help you avoid blunders.
First, zebra hide should never be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time as this can cause it to fade and weaken over time. Many people think of it as a decorative item, but it is important to note that zebra hide has some unique qualities that must be taken into consideration when using it.
Also, it is also important not to use harsh chemicals or abrasives when cleaning zebra hides as this can cause damage and discoloration. Zebra hides are made of delicate materials and require gentle care. Avoid using bleach, ammonia or abrasive cleaners which can damage the hide and cause discoloration or dry out the fibres. Instead, vacuum your zebra hide regularly using the brush attachment to remove surface dirt and debris.
For deeper cleaning, use a damp mop or cloth and a mild detergent. Make sure to blot and not rub the hide. Allow it to air dry completely to avoid water marks before walking on it.
Additionally, it is important not to stretch or pull on the zebra hide as this can also lead to irreparable damage.
Zebra hides are stunning pieces of décor that can be used to add a touch of exotic beauty to any home. However, it is important to understand how not to use your zebra hide so as not to damage or devalue it. Do not be place them near sources of heat, such as fireplaces, stoves, and radiators, which can dry out the hide and make it brittle over time.
Another blunder is struggling to use it as a wallpaper instead of an accent piece on the wall. Slapping zebra hides up as wallpaper may seem like a glamorous choice, but trust me, it rarely works out as intended. Here are a few reasons why zebra hide wallpaper is not the best idea:
1. Zebra hide is thick, stiff, and difficult to adhere to walls. Unless you're extremely skilled at wallpapering, it likely won't lay flat and will end up bubbling, wrinkling or peeling away from the wall.
2. It's nearly impossible to match up the pattern. No two zebra hides are alike, so you'll end up with an awkward patchwork effect that looks mismatched and chaotic.
3. The prints and colours often clash with home decor. Let's face it, zebra print is a bold choice and probably won't jive with your existing furniture and accents.
Another frequent blunder is failing to protect the zebra hide from furniture legs, high traffic areas and spills. Place protective pads under the legs of heavy furniture like tables, chairs and couches. This prevents indentation marks in the hide. Consider placing a rug pad or carpet protector beneath the zebra hide, especially in high-traffic spaces. Guard against permanent stains by cleaning up spills immediately. For dried stains, try using a mixture of water and white vinegar or a commercial carpet stain remover. Blot with a clean, damp rag and let air dry.
After you purchase your zebra hide, treat it with care and it'll last you a lifetime. Flaunt it irresponsibly and you'll soon be staring at a moth-eaten, ruined mess. Remember, less is more - don't over accessorize and let the striking pattern speak for itself.