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 in the Bloomington area, and Floor Coverings International can help you make an excellent choice!

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 thickness 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 it may be best to look elsewhere. Shag carpet also requires regular vacuuming to preserve its fluff-factor, and yearly professional cleaning because dirt can become trapped in the 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.

A Note from Our Owner

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