Once a home decor staple in the 1960s, shag rugs are back in a big way. Maybe it's the comfort provided by the deep pile construction or signature look they lend to a space, but one thing's for sure – you won't be disappointed by what a shag rug can do for your home. Whether you go with a natural wool shag or a more budget-friendly polypropylene option, you'll love the feel of luxurious softness between your toes. Use a large rectangular shag rug to bring comfort to your entire living room, or try using a small shag rug as an accent in a dining room or sitting room. Shop our great selection of stylish and comfortable shag rugs today and see what the fuss is all about!
Types of Shag Rugs
Polypropylene Shag Rugs
The most common and affordable shag rugs are typically made from synthetic polypropylene fibers. A polypropylene shag rug isn't as resilient or durable as a genuine wool shag, but polypropylene is stain resistant and hydrophobic, meaning spills and pet accidents are easily cleaned up without lasting damage. These rugs are also hypoallergenic and won't irritate those sensitive to dust or dander.
Natural Wool Shag Rugs
Natural shag rugs are woven from real wool. Some rugs, such as flokati shag rugs, use 100-percent high-quality New Zealand wool. Many are made by hand to ensure the area rug looks great, feels comfortable, and lasts a long time. When you buy a flokati wool shag rug, you can be sure you're getting a quality product. Natural wool rugs are naturally stain resistant but can wear down easily due to the length of the pile. Avoid placing them in high traffic areas. If you're looking for a natural area rug with unrivaled softness, then a flokati shag or regular wool shag may be right for you.
Polyester Shag Rugs
Shag rugs made primarily of polyester tend to have slimmer strands that give off a silk-like luster. The fine pile and sleek texture make these plush rugs a wonderful addition to a living room or bedroom. Like other rugs made from synthetic fibers, polyester rugs are stain resistant and hypoallergenic. Great improvements have been made over the years to polyester carpeting and rugs when it comes to durability, but they are still outperformed by rugs made from natural materials.
Leather Shag Rugs
If you're looking for an area rug that brings a unique texture and style to your space, then consider a leather shag rug. Hand-tied leather strips form a strong yet soft rug surface that's the perfect complement to a Rustic or country-styled interior. The natural hue of leather adds a warmth to any room, and dyed leather rugs are available to help you achieve just the look you want. Leather shag rugs are durable and stain resistant, making them a perfect option for high-traffic area like entryways and hallways. Browse our awesome selection and find the perfect area rug for your home today!