Shag carpet elicits images of the disco era for many people. While it was a popular choice in the 1970s, it remains a viable option for Madison homeowners who want to up the cozy factor. Advances in technology, manufacturing processes and styling have allowed for shag carpet to return as a fashion-forward choice that’s also practical and soft underfoot. This makes shag carpeting perfect for a bedroom or living room, or even a nursery.
The word “shag” is typically used to describe deep pile carpets. Most carpets, including shag, are made from loops of fibers. The height of these loops is called the pile. Longer piles tend to obscure vacuum tracks and offer a more casual and stylish look.
Shag carpeting is most commonly made from nylon, acrylic, olefin, polyester or wool. Each fiber has unique properties that affect the way your carpeting looks and feels. Carpeting made from olefin, for example, tends to be a bit more tough-wearing, while nylon provides added softness perfect for bedrooms.
In terms of color, some of the retro greens and oranges may make an appearance as an area rug to add a pop of color, but most Madison homeowners choose to go with the grey or beige palette to accommodate a more modern aesthetic. However, the style and color are up to you! Just make sure you balance the design of the room by not making a bold color choice at every turn.
With so many choices in fibers, styles, colors, and patterns, it’s smart to start your carpeting purchase with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International in Madison. Call us today or book online to learn more about shag carpet and other flooring options in Madison, WI.