Lorraina Quere Shag Rugs March 23, 2018 19:47:18
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.
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.
Color. Nowadays you can pretty much find a shag rug in any color including black brown white red green pink and all varying shades in between making it much easier to find a hue that blends in nicely with your other room decor.
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.
Everyone needs a rug and in some cases one of the classics just wont do. We bring you the shag rug a floor covering that has been in vogue since the pop-art period of the 60s and 70s and one that seems as if it is here to stay.
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.