There are many types of floor rugs that you can find today, and the shag is one family of rugs that are quite popular with many homeowners. Among the many types of shag rugs, the Flokati is the most luxurious and comfortable. Using such a rug in the home will add warmth and coziness, as well as style and elegance.
How do you go about buying such a rug? Well first of all, you need to know what the rug is made of. A real genuine Flokati is made from wool. Take note that the whole entire rug is made from wool, meaning to say that not only the pile is wool, but the backing is too. Traditionally these rugs were off white in color, as this is the natural color of the wool used. Today however you can get Flokati shag rugs in any color you want as these rugs have been dyed into many different hues. Pay attention to the weaving technique as a genuine rug is hand woven. Even today, these rugs are hand woven using wool from Greece or wool imported from New Zealand. These are important things to remember when you want to buy such a rug for your home.
Looking at the many rugs for sale, you will see that these Flokatis come in different grades. The grades of the rug refer to the weight of the wool in grams in every square meter of the rug. A rug that is 2,000g is known as the Premium or 3A. The heavier 3,000g rug is commonly referred to as the Super Thick or Super Heavy, which is the 4A. The topmost grade of the Flokati is the 4,000g rug also known as the Ultra Plush or the 5A.
On the other hand, there are also rugs made under the 1,000g and 1,500g per square meters. Rugs of a higher grade will undoubtedly cost more than those of a lower grade. If you want to use a Flokati rug in your living room or bedroom, it is more advisable for you to pick the 3A Premium grade or higher. Anything less will easily get thin and matte and look worn fast.
Once you know what to look out for, you will be able to look for the best type of Flokati rug in the market to suit your needs. Having some information with you will also help you to make more informed decisions when it comes to finally purchasing your rug.