I have shag-type carpeting in a couple of rooms of my house and the first carpet I had was more plush-but seems to get frayed a bit. The other carpet I have is more of a stringy-type shag and it has kept its look and feel much longer than the other. I was looking for that same type of feel in a rug for my bedroom; and, I definitely found it. It is stringy as some say; but, I believe it will last longer. It feels great on the feet and it looks wonderful. It really brought the room together.