In Binghamton NY 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.
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.
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 Binghamton NY. Call us today to learn more about shag carpet and other flooring options in Binghamton NY.
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