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Shag rug?
does anyone have one with young kids?


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#1 *Lena*

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

I am looking for a new rug. A rug that will hide all the yuck kids stains. We have an expensive rug and no matter how careful I am and psycho about cleaning it if they spill something on it, it still looks yuck. I have found some shag rugs with lots of colours in them but does food etc get stuck in them? My kids are good at making a mess (like dropping chips etc).

So are they any good for children?

#2 Zahhy

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

I thought for a second you were referring to the rug we .. erm, shag on when DD is asleep in our room ninja.gif

No experience with the type you mean though, I just have cheap rugs I got from Fantastic Furniture Tounge1.gif

#3 aluminium

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Used to have one. It was good but it got pretty grubby - but it came pretty clean with regular vacuuming.

My biggest issue was that I kept getting fluff off it all over the place.

#4 spannah

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

We were given a white one by family. Can't wait to get rid of the bloody thing!
Not only does food get stuck....but also spiders. I have found two, so far, that the vacuum (dyson) couldn't dislodge.
If we  were single with no pets it would be lovely. But with 2 cats and 2 young kids it's been painful.

If you decide you want one, I have one I will give you. wink.gif

#5 bakesgirls

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

My first thought was, do we have a rug to shag on wink.gif

#6 _Alana_

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

We have 2 black ones and it disgusting !! My dyson can not get anything out if it. OH and I have to pick it up and bat it old style - what comes out of it I can't believe !!

But it always looks clean because you can't see the stuff inside original.gif

Edited by _Alana_, 17 November 2012 - 08:32 PM.


#7 2016

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Another one here who obviously has her mind in the gutter when reading the topic title. Lol! I have visions of fluffy bear skin in front of the open fire  blush.gif

#8 Froger

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Took my shag rug out today to the back yard for cleaning. Truly, without any exageration, it had at least a large packet worth of sultanas stuck within it. Not to mention the bits of cheese and other stuff. My vacuum cleaner just doesn't pick it up. And no matter how many times I tell the kids not to eat on the rug, it still somehow manages to get full of gunk. I have to take it out every month and give it a good beating.

I wouldn't buy one. The only reason I have it is because someone gave it to me. It is a lovely rug though. Without kids would be great. Also recently the cat has taken to peeing on it. And it is jolly hard to get cat pee out of a shag pile.

#9 winterlove

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Having just purchased 2 new shag rugs, I am now obsessing about hidden spiders! It is true that you can not see things in them. My dd dropped her craft beads in there and they disappeared. On a more positive note they feel nice on the feet.

#10 *Lena*

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Just what I thought. Thanks everyone I will keep looking. And no DH won't be getting shagged on the rug. So many with dirty minds  biggrin.gif

#11 lucky 2

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (bakesgirls @ 17/11/2012, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My first thought was, do we have a rug to shag on wink.gif

I must confess that was my first thought too biggrin.gif

ps, I spent a good half hour today fishing for tiny sequins that had fallen into a shag rug (courtesy of dd), quite tedious really.

#12 Holidayromp

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

We have a pure wool one here that has alot to do with shag but not quite the one you are referring to.  

Besides I think that they look messy.

#13 Fat Amy

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

Depends how clean you are. I love my shag rug. It's only small & in front of the TV so does get lots of crap in it. I vacuum it regularly during the week to pick up the surface stuff and then beat it outside once a week/fortnight. I too am amazed at what comes out of it.It's nice and comfy & soft after it's had a good beating.

#14 ~ky~

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

We have lost all manner of lego pieces etc in ours. It's very heavy and the only way to clean it properly is to hang it over the fence and beat it. You would be amazed at what comes out!




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