Pleasanton CarpetAbout Shag Carpeting

You’ve probably heard the term “shag carpet” before and thought of the ugly orange carpet you may have seen in your grandparent’s house. With advances in technology, today’s shag carpeting can add a modern and luxurious look to any room! Shag carpet is characterized as having a long, thick pile of upright loops. This is what gives it its shaggy appearance and creates that soft and cozy feeling, perfect for rooms of the house such as the bedroom!

Shag carpet is usually made from wool, acrylic, nylon, or olefin. Each carpet fiber has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Like most carpet styles, shag carpet is available in a wide variety of different colors. Another benefit of shag carpeting is that the long fibers help to hide stains, dirt, and vacuum tracks.


Like all carpeting, shag carpet should be vacuumed once per week. Busy homes with children and pets should vacuum even more often. Deep cleanings should be done 1-2 times per year to keep the carpet in good shape. This can be done by bringing in a professional or renting a carpet cleaner yourself. Make sure to clean up any spills right away by dabbing at it with a clean cloth. Use spot cleaner as needed.

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Let the experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay help you pick out your new shag carpet! We’ll bring our mobile showroom right to your door and let you look through all of our different samples. Our trained design associates will help you select the best carpet option for your unique style, home, and budget. Our free proposal and estimate ensure that there are no surprises along the way. Schedule your free design consultation today! We proudly serve the greater East Bay, Pleasanton, San Ramon areas and look forward to working with you!

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