Shag Rugs were very popular in the 1960s and 1970’s and not until very recently has there has been a resurgence in their appeal. There’s nothing quite like the feel of a nice-warm-fluffy shag rug under your feet. They are so much softer than a sisal rug. They are nice and soft and have a casual “shaggy” appearance. Though braided rugs feel soft they don’t have the same soft look. Shag rugs are different than most other rugs in that their fiber loops are left intact to create their pile, and that’s why they are so soft and have such “shagginess”. This is how a hand tufted rug looks before it is sheared.
In their early years, shag rugs were mainly found in oval shapes. They virtually always consisted of solid designs and weren’t as pleasing on the eye as they are now. Modern versions of these carpet rugs come in a greater assortment of shapes, sizes and some down right urbane contemporary rugs. Modern shag area rugs are made up of much higher quality materials than they were in their infancy so they last a lot longer. The higher quality, increased durability and fun styles and colors mean they make great kids rugs.
Most shag rugs are still made up of synthetic fibers however these days you can find some interesting variations. You will find them as cotton rugs, wool rugs, silk rugs, linen rugs and even leather rugs.
One great place to use shag rugs is in bedrooms. The hard/cold surfaces in bathrooms, like tile floors, toilet, sinks and tubs, can be offset with patches of soft and warm bath rugs. Shag rugs help absorb noise which is something to keep in mind when thinking about the areas where you may want to use them.
Generally you get what you pay for in life and shag rugs are no exception. The cheaper the discount rugs the sparser the tufts that make up the pile, which means less structure and lower overall quality. But we have great quality rugs from the biggest manufacturers of shag rugs including: Shaw Rugs, Dalyn Rug, Couristan Rugs, Chandra Rugs and Momeni Rugs.
What a lot of people like about shag rugs is their ability to change the look of a room. Though some people think of them as retro looking, most are attracted by their simplicity and feel. They are much simpler than oriental rugs or persian rugs. But we highly recommend Shag rugs. Take advantage of their warmth, comfort, bold design when decorating your house.