Shaggy Rugs – Comfort Rugs with a Difference

Shag Fabric

The shag fabric is used to make deep pile rugs and carpets. The fabric in this case is made into loops out of which the excess material is shed off after the manufacture of the desired length is done.

Shaggy Rugs

The name of Shaggy rugs has come from the shaggy look that the carpets have. They have a fluffy appearance and are soft to touch. Shaggy rugs are identified by certain special characteristics that make them stand apart in the world of floor coverings. The yarns that are used in the weaving of shaggy rugs are longer than conventional yarns. The fiber in this case is available in a twist that makes for a loose design in comparison to a tight one that is a feature with the technique of short loop carpet making.

Fabrics of Shaggy Rugs

There are a variety of fabrics that are used in the making of shaggy rugs. Among natural fibers the most commonly used fabrics are wool, cotton and linen. There are many synthetic fabrics also used in the making of shaggy rugs like nylon.

Types of Shaggy Rugs

There are 3 main types of Shag rugs.

  • Long Shag – The length of these rugs were as long as the length of the yarns that was a special aspect of shag rugs especially in the earlier years of 1900s.
  • Short Shag – The length of this is half of that of the long shag even though it follows the same pattern of design.
  • Mini Shag –This is available in a longer length than a standard pile.

Shapes and Sizes of Shaggy Rugs

Shaggy rugs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes which happens to be one of its special features. They are available in very small sizes to fit in small places as well as available in wall carpeting that covers a large area. Even in shapes shaggy rugs are often available in unique and unconventional shapes that can be used to decorate a given place with élan. Shaggy rugs are used mainly in bedrooms, children’s rooms, doormats in bathrooms and even in living room areas.

Uses of Shaggy Rugs

Shaggy rugs are an extremely comfortable option when it comes to floor coverings. Their availability of a range of shapes and sizes enable an easy placement in various places of a house. The soft feel and depth of the rugs allow comfort for the feet. Shaggy rugs are also available in various designs and patterns that make it an attractive option in home décor in addition to comfort. The use of shaggy rugs also fulfils a primary objective for floor coverings – it prevents bruises and cuts for children even if they fall on it.

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