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Shaggy rugs | Luxury for the Living Room, so Soft in the Bedroom

Interior designers love to incorporate texture and colour to floors and what better way than adding shaggy rugs? Whether it’s for a living room, dining room or bedroom, long shag pile textures fit the bill ideally, because they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye without being too overboard on design. The most popular styles are often plain, but also combine duo viscosity of yarns or carved features to accentuate the plush surface. You can find inexpensive shaggy rugs and luxury wool rugs in our collections

Easily the best value shaggy rugs

Shaggy rugs in todays market place are commonly thought to be a 60’s revival. Those shaggy rugs with their trendy Scandanavian Ikea like styling dominated the funky retro décor era of the sixties and seventies. However, they can actually trace their history back over 1000 years to Viking traders who introduced weaving to Norwegian Scandinavia from the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. It wasn't until the 15th century that Norwegians started weaving the first long pile “Rya Rugs" better known today as shaggy rugs. These were initially plain in design and woven using a Persian style knot, they were used originally as fluffy bed covers and shawls for sailors. Over time the Shaggy “Rya” style rug became more sophisticated in both design and colour and were used by noblemen as large rugs and by commoners as prayer mats at wedding ceremonies.

Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Luxurious Shaggy Rug in Indigo Blue
Boho Style Beni Ourain design Rug
Rug Sale now on
Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Budget Priced Shaggy Rugs
Peachy Velvet Style Shaggy rug
Save £££'s

Scandinavian Rya Rugs to UK Style Fluffy Rugs

In the mid 20th century Scandinavian carpet manufactures produced expensive long pile Rya rugs in innovative designs, the sixties simply saw the rebirth of a worldwide fashion statement for your floor, the modern textured pile shaggy rugs we know and love today.

In 21st century Europe developments in Wilton weaving techniques and new yarn developments allow longer pile quantities to be produced even faster, while more efficient container shipments from China, India and the Far East mean that a handmade rugs can transported cheaper. The benefit is the UK consumer can now enjoy the comfort and sophistication of a new deep pile luxury texture plush cheap shaggy rugs at lower price without shopping on Ebay.

In the Orient and India hand carpet weavers and tufters are producing more interesting designs by using a combination of yarns that create extra special shaggy rugs with more interesting and innovative textures. Combining chunky deep piles with thick soft fluffy materials, thick and thin yarns to make a silky shiny sheen that make the long plush shaggy rugs surface pile glisten giving a vibrant elegant look. The combinations available to the maker of a handmade rug are endless which is why longer pile large shag rugs are still the UK's favourite choice for the living room, lounge, dining room, bedroom and even the hallway.

New techniques bring lower handmade shaggy rug online prices

A new development has brought the price of handmade shaggy rugs tumbling down in recent years. Once upon a time the typical shag rug was produced using either a small hand operated tufting gun or by hand hooking or hand weaving the long fibre stands into a base cloth. Today the vast majority of handmade shaggy rugs are produced using a table tufter A table tufter is basically a heavy duty sewing machine with a bank of between four and twelve needles through which up to 24 strands of yarn can be threaded (often two per needle). The backing or base cloth is fed through the threaded bank of needles to produce the pile surface of the rug. It is fairly common for the manufacturer to use a combination of thick dull coloured yarn and a thin glossy yarn through the same needle to give a pleasing vibrant textured finish.

Because the speed of production is dramatically increased it brings down the instore and online price of the finished rug. The secondary backing and general finishing of the rug is still completed using the traditional method of laying the rug face down and spread on a latex adhesive to the rug backing then applying the secondary jute back and folding and glueing the base cloth to create a neat edge.

The textures and pile density of the table tufted rugs is impressive, to say the least. Some have a really good underfoot feel, whereas others offer long staggering piles that float majestically to the floor.

What about Machine made shaggy rugs?

Because of the price drops in the handmade rug sector we have seen a big decline in the heavier quality machine made counterparts. Over the past few years, manufacturers have invested a lot of money in Wilton looms to produce shaggy fluffy rugs. They need to keep these looms operational to recoup their investment. The knock-on effect is they are producing new ranges at more competitive prices, albeit in the lower to medium qualities. The end result is the ranges we have available on the marketplace are as diverse and as competitively priced as they have ever been.


  • Chic soft Sleek Saxony rug in Blush Pink

    Chic soft Sleek Saxony...

    Finding a blush pink plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a class…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Stylized soft Sleek Saxony rug in Sage Green

    Stylized soft Sleek...

    Finding a silvery sage green plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Stately soft Sleek Saxony rug in Brick Red

    Stately soft Sleek Saxony...

    Finding a brick red plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a classy…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Refined soft Sleek Saxony rug in Powder Blue

    Refined soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain natural (stone beige) rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. …
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Earthy soft Sleek Saxony rug in Natural Stone Beige

    Earthy soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain natural (stone beige) rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. …
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Opulent soft Sleek Saxony rug in Silver Grey

    Opulent soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain silver grey rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. . Wove…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Lavish soft Sleek Saxony rug in Golden Ochre

    Lavish soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your room is crying out for a plain golden ochre colour rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. . …
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Moody soft Sleek Saxony rug in Forest Green

    Moody soft Sleek Saxony...

    When you are in the mood for a dark green plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just the ticket. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a moody Saxony. . Woven o…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Elegant soft Sleek Saxony rug in Denim Blue

    Elegant soft Sleek Saxony...

    If you are looking for a denim blue plain rug that isn’t shaggy then Sleek with its short stubby pile should be right up your street. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely spaced to give the natural lustre of velvet, while the texture is that of a desirable Saxony. Woven on Wilton powe…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Super soft Sleek Saxony rug in charcoal

    Super soft Sleek Saxony...

    If you are looking for a charcoal coloured plain rug that isn’t shaggy then Sleek with its short stubby pile should be right up your street. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely spaced to give the natural lustre of velvet, while the texture is that of a desirable Saxony. Woven on Wilt…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Dakari Nuru in Pink, Blue Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Pink, Blue...

    Coloured in shades of pink, blue, grey and cream to blend with the contemporary styling, the Nuru design offers a geometric labyrinth of triangles. Styled to uplift modern living the rug is woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that has been deluste…
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Nuru in Ginger (Gold), Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Ginger...

    Coloured in a palette of dark gold (ginger), grey and cream to blend with the contemporary styling, the Nuru design offers a geometric labyrinth of triangles. Styled to uplift modern living the rug is woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that has be…
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Nuru in Navy, Cream and Grey Rug Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Navy,...

    Coloured in a palette of navy, grey and cream to blend with the contemporary styling, the Nuru design offers a geometric labyrinth of triangles. Styled to uplift modern living the rug is woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that has been delustered …
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • New Vega with High Pile in Dark Grey

    New Vega with High Pile...

    New Vega Shaggy Rug Dark Grey 80cm x 150cm (32in x 59in) 120cm x 170cm (47in x 63in) 160cm x 220cm (63in x 91in) 200cm x 290cm (78in x 114in) 240cm x 330cm (95in x 130in) The 60’s style shaggy rug was distin…
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  • Pearlesque in White | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in White |...

    Pearlesque in white is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly wo…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Silver Rust | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Silver Rust...

    Pearlesque in Rust is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly won…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Teal Blue | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Teal Blue |...

    Pearlesque in Teal Blue is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Mustard | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Mustard |...

    Pearlesque in mustard is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly w…
    £99.99 £74.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Pearlesque in Silver Grey | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Silver Grey...

    Pearlesque in silver grey is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certai…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Mint Green | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Mint Green...

    Pearlesque in Mint Green is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainl…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Mauve | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Mauve |...

    Pearlesque in Mauve is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly wo…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Indigo Blue | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Indigo Blue...

    Pearlesque in Indegu Blue is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certa…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Duck Egg | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Duck Egg |...

    Pearlesque in Duck Egg Blue is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you cert…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Dusky Pink | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Dusky Pink...

    Pearlesque in Dusky Pink is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certain…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Dark Grey | Luxurious Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Dark Grey |...

    Pearlesque in Dark Grey is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainl…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Cream | Super Deep Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Cream |...

    Pearlesque in Cream is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly wo…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Claret | Super Deep Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Claret |...

    Pearlesque in Claret is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly w…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Caramel | Luxury Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Caramel |...

    Pearlesque in Caramel is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly …
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Pearlesque in Brown | Luxury Shaggy Rugs

    Pearlesque in Brown |...

    Pearlesque in Brown is possibly the deepest pile rugs on the UK market today. It is hand made with polyester that gives a chunky handle and an ultra-soft touch. The pile is around 9cm in length and the pile is so compact you feel like you’re walking on air. What else can be said, you certainly won…
    £99.99 £74.00
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  • Brightness Round Silver grey Soft Touch Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Silver...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a silver grey. In the changing world of home fashion we are now seeking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touc…
    £59.99 £45.99
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  • Brightness Round Red Soft Touch Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Red Soft...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a red. In the changing world of home fashion we are now seeking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touch polypr…
    £59.99 £45.99
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  • Brightness Round Pink Soft Touch Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Pink...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a pink. In the changing world of home fashion we are now seeking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touch polyp…
    £59.99 £45.99
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  • Brightness Round Black Soft Touch Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Black...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a black. In the changing world of home fashion we are now seeking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touch poly…
    £59.99 £45.99
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  • Brightness Round Blue Soft to the Touch Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Blue...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a blue. In the changing world of home fashion we are now seeking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touch polyp…
    £59.99 £45.99
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Brightness Round Creamy Beige Soft Feeling Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round Creamy...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in a creamy beige In the changing home fashion world we are now looking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft touch p…
    £59.99 £45.99
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Brightness Round Anthracite Soft Feeling Shaggy Rugs

    Brightness Round...

    Brightness Soft Feel Round Shaggy Rug in anthracite (dark grey) In the changing home fashion world we are now looking for soft touch long pile rugs, but it’s often difficult to find something soft a luxurious to suit your budget. The Brightness rug is woven on Wilton power looms and offers a soft…
    £59.99 £45.99
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Shaggy rugs | Luxury for the Living Room, so Soft in the Bedroom

Interior designers love to incorporate texture and colour to floors and what better way than adding shaggy rugs? Whether it’s for a living room, dining room or bedroom, long shag pile textures fit the bill ideally, because they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye without being too overboard on design. The most popular styles are often plain, but also combine duo viscosity of yarns or carved features to accentuate the plush surface. You can find inexpensive shaggy rugs and luxury wool rugs in our collections

Easily the best value shaggy rugs

Shaggy rugs in todays market place are commonly thought to be a 60’s revival. Those shaggy rugs with their trendy Scandanavian Ikea like styling dominated the funky retro décor era of the sixties and seventies. However, they can actually trace their history back over 1000 years to Viking traders who introduced weaving to Norwegian Scandinavia from the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. It wasn't until the 15th century that Norwegians started weaving the first long pile “Rya Rugs" better known today as shaggy rugs. These were initially plain in design and woven using a Persian style knot, they were used originally as fluffy bed covers and shawls for sailors. Over time the Shaggy “Rya” style rug became more sophisticated in both design and colour and were used by noblemen as large rugs and by commoners as prayer mats at wedding ceremonies.

Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Luxurious Shaggy Rug in Indigo Blue
Boho Style Beni Ourain design Rug
Rug Sale now on
Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Budget Priced Shaggy Rugs
Peachy Velvet Style Shaggy rug
Save £££'s

Scandinavian Rya Rugs to UK Style Fluffy Rugs

In the mid 20th century Scandinavian carpet manufactures produced expensive long pile Rya rugs in innovative designs, the sixties simply saw the rebirth of a worldwide fashion statement for your floor, the modern textured pile shaggy rugs we know and love today.

In 21st century Europe developments in Wilton weaving techniques and new yarn developments allow longer pile quantities to be produced even faster, while more efficient container shipments from China, India and the Far East mean that a handmade rugs can transported cheaper. The benefit is the UK consumer can now enjoy the comfort and sophistication of a new deep pile luxury texture plush cheap shaggy rugs at lower price without shopping on Ebay.

In the Orient and India hand carpet weavers and tufters are producing more interesting designs by using a combination of yarns that create extra special shaggy rugs with more interesting and innovative textures. Combining chunky deep piles with thick soft fluffy materials, thick and thin yarns to make a silky shiny sheen that make the long plush shaggy rugs surface pile glisten giving a vibrant elegant look. The combinations available to the maker of a handmade rug are endless which is why longer pile large shag rugs are still the UK's favourite choice for the living room, lounge, dining room, bedroom and even the hallway.

New techniques bring lower handmade shaggy rug online prices

A new development has brought the price of handmade shaggy rugs tumbling down in recent years. Once upon a time the typical shag rug was produced using either a small hand operated tufting gun or by hand hooking or hand weaving the long fibre stands into a base cloth. Today the vast majority of handmade shaggy rugs are produced using a table tufter A table tufter is basically a heavy duty sewing machine with a bank of between four and twelve needles through which up to 24 strands of yarn can be threaded (often two per needle). The backing or base cloth is fed through the threaded bank of needles to produce the pile surface of the rug. It is fairly common for the manufacturer to use a combination of thick dull coloured yarn and a thin glossy yarn through the same needle to give a pleasing vibrant textured finish.

Because the speed of production is dramatically increased it brings down the instore and online price of the finished rug. The secondary backing and general finishing of the rug is still completed using the traditional method of laying the rug face down and spread on a latex adhesive to the rug backing then applying the secondary jute back and folding and glueing the base cloth to create a neat edge.

The textures and pile density of the table tufted rugs is impressive, to say the least. Some have a really good underfoot feel, whereas others offer long staggering piles that float majestically to the floor.

What about Machine made shaggy rugs?

Because of the price drops in the handmade rug sector we have seen a big decline in the heavier quality machine made counterparts. Over the past few years, manufacturers have invested a lot of money in Wilton looms to produce shaggy fluffy rugs. They need to keep these looms operational to recoup their investment. The knock-on effect is they are producing new ranges at more competitive prices, albeit in the lower to medium qualities. The end result is the ranges we have available on the marketplace are as diverse and as competitively priced as they have ever been.

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