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Shag Rugs – Which Type To Use?

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

The shag rug has been popular since the 60′s and 70′s when pop art was all the rage. Until now, it is remarkable to point out that shag rugs have maintained their sought-after status and will definitely be around for a long, long time.

Typically shag rugs can be made from cotton, acrylic, polypropylene and nylon and are available in a host of colors to suit every taste and need. These rugs all have a similarity in appearance in the sense that their texture and appearance consist of strands of knotted material. These are either short or long in appearance or a combination of both.

Flokati is one kind of shag rug, which was originally used as a clothing material in ancient Greece, especially made for outdoor wear. Flokati is one of the most sought-after rugs and is made from 100% wool material. It says it all, doesn’t it? A soft, cushiony rug to soothe your tired feet. It makes you think of a cozy rainy afternoon, warm and relaxed while sipping hot chocolate.

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.

The third kind of shag rug is the Love Fur. Quite an interesting name there, this rug is reminiscent of the hip-hop glamour zone. Think faux fur, although with all their bling, most hip-hoppers prefer the real stuff. Love Fur is from acrylic and money-wise, it comes off as cheaper than the other kinds.

Following the acrylic-made, cheap rug is the more expensive one called the leather shag rug, which is usually from cowhide or suede, or a combination of both materials. This kind of shag rug is in style for the elite class and members of the hip-hop world I bet are included.

The last in line is a shag rug known as the Cotton Jersey made from short strands, which makes it look more sturdy and thick. Due to its closely packed strands, this rug is very cozy and comfortable, an instant favorite for many. Not to mention, the shaggy look gives it its ghetto name, “shaggy”.

Why not take the time to check out your home and see if you can add a few pieces of shag rugs to complete the home-perfect look? Finding one will not be a problem. With all that’s in the market, there is something just right for your home.

When decorating with shag rugs all the experts agree that it is essential to use quality area rugs. And as discussed here one of the most popular types is the flokati area rugs.

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