La Vergne Duclos Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 18:46:08
One thing we have as yet neglected to mention is that Flokati rugs are made with the wool from sheep that call either New Zealand or Greece their home. Our next rug we will be looking at is the Aros rug which like the Flokati is made from the wool of sheep in New Zealand. As such its texture is as soft as the Flokati but has its own unique appearance and manufacturing technique.
A genuine shag is made with long pile strands or with a mixture of long medium and short pile attached to backing. These variable-length strands give shag its distinctive cloudlike look and feel. Such a three-dimensional character brings texture and interest to smooth surfaces like hardwood and tile floors in an instant.
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.
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.
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.
Whats more todays shag rugs come in colors that werent dreamed even in the Psychedelic Sixties. Lime chartreuse citrus orange fuchsia pink inky black natural brown canary yellow grape purple - choose a color scheme and theres a shag to match it somewhere. The combination of soft texture casual feel and nearly unlimited colors put shag rugs on many decorators "must-have" lists.