Shag rugs have been a popular addition to homes for several years, and are a great way to add some style and color to even the most neutrally colored spaces. There are several types of shag rugs available, including high quality wool and chenille.
Types of Shag Material
There are three main types of shag rugs: Synthetic shag rugs made from synthetic silk and rayon blends, wool shag rugs and chenille shag rugs. Depending on your personal tastes and the use you have planned for your rugs, each of these three choices has some advantages.
Synthetic shag rugs can be used in high traffic areas with little damage from constant wear and tear. Synthetic rugs are also less costly than natural fiber rugs and chenille shag rugs.
Chenille and wool shag rugs are more comfortable, however. Chenille is one of the softest materials available, and is a high quality material that will not shed as other types of shag rugs, especially synthetic rugs, are known to do. Chenille shag rugs also have a comfy one inch pile that makes it one of the softest, most comfortable rugs available.
Wool shag rugs are also an excellent choice for comfort and durability. Wool shag rugs do shed, however, and are best for low traffic areas such as bedrooms or formal living rooms. Wool shag rugs are slightly deeper than chenille rugs, making them comfortable even after a long day of work.
If you are considering buying a new area rug, then there are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to materials. The higher quality the materials are, the longer that you can expect to enjoy the area rug. Take for example the highly popular sisal material, extracted from the agave plant. This coarse and extremely durable fiber can withstand the test of time while offering a beautiful complement to your home´s décor. Below are the top ten reasons to buy sisal area rugs, as follows. Continue reading
What makes a Sisal rug so popular? The texture of the fabric that is used and the quality of the handcrafted nature of these rugs are what make them so popular in the interior design world of today. The exotic nature of these, all natural rugs is what is driving their popularity in the market today. Because most Sisal rugs are created in Kenya, or Tanzania, where extracts from the agave plant are used to create the fine and long fibers that comprise the durability and high quality, and strength of the Sisal rug structure.
Because the fibers are so versatile, they can be woven in a variety of patterns and they are long lasting and smooth, soft to the touch. Sisal is spun by hand using the soft and smooth yarn, which is then hand tufted and woven into the beautiful Sisal rugs that you see in stores and online. Because of the nature of the Sisal yarn, the rugs are very anti-static and they can absorb much extra sound that can be created in a home. They are also resistant to fire and to water, making spills a snap to clean up.
Caring for a Sisal rug is rather simple. They can be shaken and beaten to remove dirt and they are easily vacuumed to be cleaned. The patterns and colors are widely varying making it easy to find a Sisal rug that can fit cozily into any room in the home, complimenting the interior of that room. Finally, they last a long time because the strength of the fabric. So an investment into a new Sisal rug is one that will last a long amount of time and make any home interior look great.