vancouver wa portland or shag carrpetIn Vancouver WA shag carpet elicits images of the disco era for many people. There’s much more to shag carpet, however, than days-gone-by. Advances in technology, manufacturing processes, and styling have allowed for shag carpet to return as as a fashion-forward choice that’s also practical and soft under foot.

What is Shag Carpeting?

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 they 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 that’s perfect for bedrooms.

What are the Advantages of Shag Carpeting?

  • Soft, plush surface.  Most homeowners who opt for shag carpeting are interested in the soft, luxurious surface this carpet type offers.  Shag is certain to bring comfort and style to your home.
  • Warmth.  If you’re interested in warming your flooring from the rainy, cold, Portland and Vancouver area winters, plush carpeting is a good choice for those chilly nights.  Plush carpeting will insulate your floors well and feel comfortable underfoot in the morning.
  • Hides Vaccuum Tracks.  Homeowners who opt for long pile, shag, carpets will enjoy the added benefit of a carpet type that hides vacuum tracks – leaving your carpeting looking neat and stylish for longer.

Call Floor Coverings International Vancouver

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 Vancouver. Call us today to learn more about shag carpet and other flooring options in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.

Photo: Mikhail Klyoshev