La Vergne Duclos Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 19:01:15
Shag rugs are rugs that have a deep pile much deeper than the average rug. Translated into everyday language this means that the rug is thicker because the yarn strands are longer. This is why these rugs are sometimes referred to as shag pile rugs. The result of these longer yard strands is addictive luxurious comfort. These are rugs you can really sink your feet into!
Cleaning a shag area rug is simple just shake them well to remove the excess dirt or simply fluff the pile on a regular basis but occasionally you can use an vacuum cleaner with beater bar attachment but never use the combs or teeth as the shag rug pile will get entangled. They can also be dry cleaned for deep cleaning of the pile. Wool yarn and blends repel dust naturally so cleaning and maintenance is easy.
Size. Size will be a large factor when choosing the right shag rug and will be dependent upon where you plan on putting it. Will it be used as a runner for a long hallway or will it need to be large enough to cover the hardwood flooring underneath a dining room set? Would you like it to be round square or rectangle? Is it going to confined to a particular room or would you prefer a more versatile size that will allow you to move it to different spaces? Whatever your criteria may be finding an optimally sized should not be an issue since most styles of rugs come in various shapes and sizes.
Like all other rugs shaggy rugs are made in a variety of colours and patterns. However solid colours are very popular with this style and are widely available on the market. The advantage of a rug in a solid colour is that you can go for bold colours like lime green without worrying that your choice will overwhelm the room. You can also find rainbow shag rugs available where different coloured yarns are blended evenly together to further emphasize the shaggy texture of the rug. Black and white combinations are especially trendy at the moment.
These attractive rugs are perfect to separate the areas in the open floor plan houses but on the other side can even help make the room a unit by creatively using a rug. From being used as a hall runner to bathroom mats or rugs their thickness and softness makes then a well desired addition to any room.
Thanks to the resurgence of modern shag rugs more traditional forms of the style are being rediscovered as well. Among these are Flokati rugs from Greece and Aros rugs from New Zealand. Both rugs use exceptionally soft wool as their material which is then processed and hand woven in ways that result in rugs of unmatched softness and value. These styles of rugs provide the same three-dimensional texture to a room that shag rugs do but their texture is more like powder puffs than the bushy effect of modern shags. The most heavenly aspect of Flokati and Aros rugs are the way they feel against the feet a luxurious softness thats virtually unmatched by any other style of rug. This makes Flokati and Aros rugs perfect for bedrooms where relaxation is a guiding principle.