Shag carpet may seem like a relic from a bygone era, but that ignores the reality of modern carpet options. Advances in carpet technology, manufacturing and style since the disco era have all helped positively transform the perception of shag carpet. These days, shag carpet is a comfortable, durable, and fashionable option for any home. Here at Floor Coverings International of Richmond, we are well-equipped to help beautify your home with a wide selection of flooring options!

Advantages of Shag Carpet
The term “shag” generally refers to the deep pile of the carpet. Shag, like most carpets is made up of loops of fibers. The larger these loops are, the deeper the pile is. The upside of a deep pile carpet like shag is that it obscures vacuum tracks and offers a more casual, comfortable experience. Additionally, the thick comfort of the pile means that shag carpet is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and play rooms. This next-level comfort makes it the perfect match for families with children! On that note, it should also be mentioned that shag carpet is incredibly durable and long-lasting, especially when taken care of properly.

Disadvantages of Shag Carpet
The initial thickness and material cost of shag carpet means it is more expensive to produce, so for those on a budget, shag may not be the most cost-effective option. Shag carpet also requires regular vacuuming to preserve its tousled look, and yearly professional cleaning because dirt can become trapped in that thick, deep pile. These factors can cause people in the market for carpet to look elsewhere, but those who pick shag carpeting are sure to add a comfortable and stylish asset to their home decorating arsenal.

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A Note from Our Owner

“If you’re in the market for a stylish and durable flooring option for your home, look no further than shag carpet from Floor Coverings International of Richmond!”
– Raymond Chen, Owner