shag pile carpets


“Deep Pile and Sumptuous”

Shag carpets are a style of fiber based carpeting that feature piles that are somewhat less dense and are composed of longer individual strands than those found in other carpet designs. Developed as a deep pile style of carpet during the middle of the 20th century, shag carpets and rugs were considered to be essential components of contemporary decorating schemes in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. While many people think of the shag carpet as a relic of the past, the fact is that long yarn carpet designs are alive and well in the 21st century.

There are two characteristics that make shag carpet stand out from other types of carpet and rug designs. The first is the length and configuration of the individual carpet yarns that are used in the design. Along with being longer sections of yarn, the fiber is also twisted in a loose design, rather than the tight design that is used with short loop carpeting techniques. The relaxed twist is combined with a pattern that space the individual yard strands further apart than in a conventional weave. As a result, the look of a shag carpet is somewhat like that of a section of grass that allows the blades or strands to lay in a variety of different directions.

Furnibarn have a large selection of deep shag pile carpets manufactured from 100% Pure New Wool to Stainfree synthetic materials.

Lastly Shag Pile carpets are the last word in luxury, although they require a bit more maintenance there is no rivalry to the elegance brought to any room.