Clarette Lepage Shag Rugs March 22, 2018 22:22:00
Shag rugs were in vogue during the 1960s and 70s and have made a popular comeback in the recent years. Soft plush and stylish shag area rugs make excellent area rugs and that is an important reason for being adapted in newly built and renovated homes. From retro decors to contemporary elegance shag rugs have taken the interiors by storm.
Shag rugs first came to popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an expression of the Pop Art movement. They began to lose their appeal as the movement waned and for a while shag rugs simply fell out of favor. However new manufacturing techniques to say nothing of a wide range of styles and colors have lifted shags from the scrap heap of decorating history.
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.
And last in the list of quality shag rugs is one thats also known as the "Shaggy" rug due to its appearance. Its more formally known as the Cotton Jersey shag rug and is made from short thick strands which means that its appearance comes across as much more dense. Not only are these rugs comfortable to walk on or sit on but its one everyone just enjoys being around perhaps due to its coziness. As such this makes the ideal rug for both young and old as well as the rebellious at heart.
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.
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.