Fifine Renaud Shag Rugs March 30, 2018 22:14:38
There was a time not so long ago when having shag rugs immediately marked a rooms decor as outdated. Today however shags have reclaimed their former glory as the epitome of artsy cool.
Now as the title may suggest there are in fact different kinds of shag rug. To start off well have a brief look at the Flokati - a rug that used to be worn as clothing by both warriors and travelers in ancient Greece. Today this popular rug made from 100% pure wool is sought after by rug connoisseurs who prefer something almost as soft as a cloud beneath their feet.
Shag rugs are best in the rooms in your home where you crave a little bit of extra comfort and relaxation like the bedroom. You know how horrible it is to get up in the morning and place your feet on a stone-cold floor? Put your shag pile rug right by the bed so that the first thing you feel when your feet hit the floor is its rich cosy texture. Another great spot for these rugs is in front of your living room couch so that after a hard day at work you can throw off your business shoes and treat your tired feet to the plush comfort of your favourite piece of home decor. Even better than a foot massage!
Apart from adding style and elegance to any room these beautiful rugs create cozy ambiance and softens the feel of hardwood or stone floors. For easy maintenance people prefer wooden and stone floors but like to walk on soft surfaces thus low maintenance shag rugs are immensely popular. Besides providing comfort and warmth shag area rugs absorb sounds which makes then ideal for large rooms.
Shag rugs come in a multitude of colors and the pile range depth is from one inch to about two and a half inch giving that luxurious softness and lush style. Usually rugs are tufted or woven in loops and then sheared to get the short fibers but shag rugs are left without shearing the length and that gives them that deep piled lush soft feel. If you are looking for an extra soft warm shag rug go in for rugs that have a high pile of over 2 inches. The shorter pile gives less warmth and softness.
Its important to find out that most people are not choosing to put in wall-to-wall shag carpeting. Shag rugs are used very sparingly but they are very effective in creating texture depth and warmth in a room. As popular as stone and wood floors have become in the main living areas rugs now need to have some more depth to them.