Shag or Frieze
A shag rug has a deep pile, giving it a shaggy appearance. Shag rugs and carpeting became popular in the 1960s and 1970s and have made a huge comeback in recent years. They add pizzazz to any room and are a favorite with kids and teenagers. Shag rugs are comfortable to lay and play on and come in a variety of bright colors. They can be made from a variety of materials, such as wool, bamboo, cotton and nylon.
Frieze, also referred to as a twist, is a very popular style of shag carpet. Frieze is a modern version of the old shag. A frieze rug is characterized by long fibers that have a high twist. Frieze is generally constructed of thinner fiber strands than traditional shag carpet. Shag rugs of yesteryear had a bulkier look, while friezes of today have a leaner look.
Shag and frieze rugs denote a casual setting and also work well in a family room. They are also durable enough to withstand the high-traffic areas such as halls and stairs.
One of the drawbacks of a shag rug is they can be difficult to clean and vacuum. Dust and dirt get deep into the fibers, making it hard to reach all the dirt. Plus, you cannot use a regular upright vacuum on a shag rug. An upholstery attachment is recommended for shag carpeting or rugs. To properly clean shag carpets a professional rug cleaner is required. Let the rug experts at ServiceMaster Clean work their magic on your shag rug!