The type of flooring you install in your home can completely transform the look and feel of the space. As such, it is important to carefully pick out new flooring for your St. James home. Shag carpet, for example, is a unique style that is very cozy and comfortable, but may not be for every household. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of shag from our team at Floor Coverings International Shallotte.
Traits of Shag Carpet
Shag carpet has a long pile that gives it a shaggy appearance. In most cases, these strands are about two inches long, giving the strands movement. This is very different than low to medium pile carpeting that stands still when touched or walked across. Shag carpet can be made from a number of fibers, including wool, nylon, polyester and polypropylene.
Benefits of Shag Carpet
Shag carpet is one of the most unique types of carpeting on the market because of its fluffy, textured appearance. Shag carpeting also adds warmth to a space. If you have a room that runs cold, shag carpet can help to keep it warmer. Lastly, shag carpets are comfortable to sit and lay on. If you or your children like to sit or play on the floor, shag carpet is nice option.
Caring for Shag Carpet
One of the downsides to shag carpet is that it can catch and collect dirt and dust in its long fibers. Because of this, shag carpet needs to be vacuumed more frequently than low to medium pile carpets. The carpet should also be professionally cleaned periodically to remove ground-in dirt and debris.
If you are looking for carpet that can add warmth and texture to your St. James home, shag carpeting is a great choice. Visit our Floor Coverings International Shallotte showroom today to see samples of the many different carpets available.
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