Thursday, March 26, 2009

A New Trend in Shag Area Rugs

I write this post for educational purposes for area rug buyers.

I am not saying that you should not buy this type of area rug, I am simply stating the pros and cons of this particular shag area rug.

Luv-A-Rug received two of this type of felt shag area rug within the same week, they had different owners, but the same cleaning needs.

You can find these area rugs in different colours and textures at most area rug galleries.

When choosing any area rug think about where it will be used in your home.

These rugs do not like highly used areas, they absorb any moisture like a sponge, and can stain very easily.

The fibers of these rugs also trap dirt and it is very hard to remove. The fibers mushroom out as you walk on it and they cannot be made straight again.

The best place for these rugs is in a room that doesn't get used very much. This is the kind of area rug looks so great in a store display that it is hard not to walk on it and enjoy the plushness of it. Each fiber of these rugs is almost two inches long and a half inch wide and even dry these rugs are heavy.

The first time I saw this kind of shag was March of 2008 in a few local rug galleries. I enjoyed looking at them, but knew that cleaning and maintenance would be challenging.

These shag rugs are very unique and add a great dimension to any room you use them in.

At Luv-A-Rug we educate our clients on area rugs, with recommendations as to where to buy area rugs and suggest what type of area rug may work best for their needs.

If you have any area rug questions, please drop by 445 Beta St Victoria BC, call 250-590-6210 or e-mail

Thanks for reading, RugloverMary