La Vergne Duclos Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 19:01:23
For fun in a family room or childs room add one or more brightly colored shags made of olefin. These rugs are inexpensive stain and fade resistant. Children would love to have some of the bright colors such as fresh nectarine purple berry or lime green added to their room. Alternating two electrifying colors in a block pattern adds even more spark to the room. A brightly colored striped shag instantly invites fun into the room. Shag rugs made from cotton tee shirt strips can also be a unique and colorful addition to a room with casual decor.
There was a time not so long ago when having shag rugs immediately marked a rooms decor as outdated.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.
Today shag rugs are made from a range of materials including acrylic cotton nylon polypropylene or synthetic blends. One version is made from cotton jersey in thick and thin textures as well as long and short strands. This material results in a denser form of the rug sometimes can "shaggy" shag because the mixture of strand lengths and weights makes them look messier and more casual. Shaggy shags often appeal to college-age students for decorating dorm rooms or to teens for their bedrooms at home. Parents also have incorporated shaggy shags into playrooms and game rooms because their soft feel makes them perfect for lounging about on the floor.
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.
Material. Shag rugs are made in a wide variety of different material including wool chenille sheepskin leather olefin and even recycled t-shirts! When choosing a material you should take into consideration a few different things. Will the rug be located in a high traffic area? If so then you will want it to be made of durable material that can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Olefin or another type of synthetic material may be your best choice. If your plan is to use a shag rug to add warmth to a room then a high pile flokati rug may be an option to consider. Flokati rugs are made of 100% wool and come in piles as high as four inches adding softness and warmth to any room.
The sophisticated appearance of a leather shag rug makes it an ideal choice for a modern style room. These rugs are durable and stain resistant. They are a good choice for an area rug or an accent rug. Because they hold up well in high traffic areas they also make a good choice for a hallway or entry way runner. The color and texture of leather shags also makes them a good choice for any room with earth tone colors and a nature themed decor.