Avioni Carpets: What is a Shag Rug?

A shag rug is a rug or carpet has a long pile such that each pile falls on another as in Figure 1; this gives the carpets a shaggy / furry appearance. At Avioni, we keep shag pile length to around 1 to 1.25 inches; this allows for a shaggy look but ensures that the yarn does not fall completely over each other maintaining the design of the carpet. We predominantly use high quality polyester yarn, which gives a glossy look to the carpets.

Some of our carpets are defined as 3D; in these carpets, the pile length is cut in such a way that it varies in a such a fashion as to create 3D patterns on the carpet.

shag carpets & rugs