Shaggy rugs are generally made out of long pile. As these rugs are made up of long pile they appear to be shaggy. Hence the name shaggy rug. Shaggy rugs available today are a kind of reincarnation of the famous Flokati Rugs from Greece. Sheepskin Rugs from Australia and New Zealand also fall into the category of shaggy rugs. Shaggy rugs can be made from a variety of materials like wool, polyester, jute, nylon, polypropylene and cotton. So, whether a rug is shaggy or not does not depend on the type of material used in making a rug but primarily depends on the style of making.
Shaggy rugs have two distinct characteristics when compared to other type of rugs. Firstly, the length of the pile is longer as compared to other rugs and it is loosely looped. Shaggy rugs can be further classified into hand knotted shaggy rugs, hand tufted shaggy rugs and machine made shaggy rugs. The process of hand knotted shaggy rugs involves tying the knots in the fiber. This process is complicated and is time consuming. The higher the number of knots tied per square inch of the carpet, greater will be the density of the rug pile. ON the other hand, hand-tufted shaggy rugs are made by punching fibres onto a stretched frame. This process is less time consuming and gets completed faster by a hand operated tool. The machine made shaggy rugs are generally made of polypropylene and made using machine.
Shaggy rugs are a great expression of style and can lift the ambience of any room from being dull to vibrant. When it comes to cleaning, shaggy rugs are a little difficult to manage. As the pile is long, you need to ensure that vacuum cleaner hose is at a little distance or else it will pull out the pile. Shaggy rugs come in different price range depending on the material used to make them and how they are made. Handmade shaggy rugs are mainly made in India or China using wool, polyester or acrylic yarn. However machine made shaggy rugs are mainly made in turkey or Belgium from polypropylene yarn. Among handmade shaggy rugs, hand knotted rugs are more expensive as compared to hand tufted rugs. A cheap shaggy rug will mostly be machine made and are made of synthetic material and the density of pile will not be that great. Wool shag rugs and polyester shag rugs tend to be more luxurious in feel and are expensive. The perfect place to keep a shaggy rug is under the living room coffee table or next to the bed.
Wool shaggy rugs are normally used in cold climates where you can rest your foot, as it helps keeping your underfoot warm and comfortable.
Polyester shaggy rugs has a silk sheen which enhances the overall ambience of your home and give a plush look to your interior.