Modern Makeover for Shag Carpet

Posted in Tips & Trends

Luckily modern technology and advancements in carpet manufacturing has made that ugly 1970s shag carpet a thing of the past. Today’s shags have been vastly improved and offer a casual, high-pile carpet for a luxurious and trendy effect.

Improvements in shag carpet, according to Annette Callari, ASID, CMG and the World Floor Covering Association, include changes in:


  • Shorter Pile Height
  • Improved Yarn Systems
  • Intriguing Mixes Of Thick-And-Thin Yarns In One Carpet
  • Improved Performance And Durability


  • Solids And Berber Colorations In a Full Spectrum
    Of Colors
  • Barber Pole Constructions
  • Mixing Two Colors In One Yarn Twist
  • Better Luster Levels


  • Soft-Handed Yarns Now Available
  • Yarns With Texture
  • Retention Warranties
  • Improved Stain And Soil Resistance


  • Eliminates Wear Patterns In High Traffic Areas

The best carpet manufacturers such as Couristan are offering shag carpet styles now. A shag carpet with a contemporary pattern is relaxed yet sophisticated. What do you think about modern-day applications of shag rugs? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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