Shag carpet makes a great choice if you are looking to make a statement with your carpet or want a warm and long-pile carpet for your bedrooms or children’s playroom. Shag carpet is a cut-loop carpet that uses fibers that are much longer than the average carpet. This gives the carpet a “shaggy” appearance, with the fibers falling in different directions. Shag carpeting reached the height of its fame in the 1970s and 80s, but it can still be found in many residential settings today. This carpet comes in multiple fibers and is soft and comfortable to the touch.
The national average cost range for shag carpeting is $1,000 to $3,000, with most people spending around $2,000 on 200 sq.ft. of installed nylon shag carpeting. This project’s low cost is $600 for 200 sq.ft. of polyester shag carpeting installed. The high cost is $5,600 for 200 sq.ft. of installed wool shag carpeting.
Shag carpeting can be found in most carpet fibers, meaning it has a range of qualities and costs. Polyester is generally the lowest cost for shag carpeting, while wool has the highest. This material is also available in nylon, triexta, and acrylic, which fall into a moderate cost range.
Shag Carpet Costs
|Shag Carpet Prices (Material Only)||$400 - $600||$800 - $2,000||$2,500 - $5,200|
|Shag Carpet Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$150 - $200||$200 - $250||$300 - $400|
|Total Costs||$550 - $800||$1,000 - $2,250||$2,800 - $5,600|
|Shag Carpet Cost per Sq.Ft.||$2.75 - $4.00||$5.00 - $11.25||$14.00 - $28.00|
Shag carpeting is popular for bedrooms, some family rooms, and children’s playrooms. It can be harder to maintain than other types because of its long fibers. It has a playful appearance with a soft and inviting texture. This material has increased in popularity in recent years as the carpeting has become easier to care for.
Most shag carpeting is machine-made. However, it is possible to find some handmade wool shag carpets. These, particularly undyed ones, are among the best quality in shag carpeting.
While shag carpeting was most popular in the 1970s, it has begun to make a comeback in recent years.
To care for a shag carpet, vacuum it fairly regularly. Depending on the fiber, you may also need to steam clean it yearly.