Shag or Frieze
Shag rugs get their names from the appearance of their very deep, loose pile. Rising to acclaim in the 1960s and 1970s, they add a bright spot 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, including wool, bamboo, cotton, or 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. 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 work well in a family room or bedroom. 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. To properly clean shag rugs, a professional rug cleaner is required. Let the rug experts at Rug Cleaning of Lafayette work their magic on your shag rug!