Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 197
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AKirk So Dissappointed
I guess I should have known better. I have been looking for rugs in an aqua color for weeks. Saw these and thought my search was over. When they arrived today, I could not have been more disappointed. They are no where near the color or texture of the photos. The color is a dirty greenish grey and the odor is horrible. Smells like a wet dog. Now I have to pay to return this mess.
June 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shagfriendly You will love/hate this rug!
First I want to say that I ordered this rug on a Friday night and it shipped on a Monday and arrived on Wednesday so awesome service from homedecorators but now for the story of my rug which has parallels to the movie gremlins if anybody is old enough to remember that movie.
Prologue: I read all the reviews prior to purchasing and have to admit I was nervous after reading all the shedding comments but I was looking for soft and everybody agreed it was soft. I also needed an olive color to fit the room décor and not too many carpets come in that color. Finally, nobody could beat the price. Yes, I saw a few for slightly cheaper in other places but all were reviewed as thin and sparse and I wanted the “ultimate shag”.
Scene 1: Rug arrives and first check is color which is exactly as I had hoped, a true olive, not army camo, not sea green, but exactly the color of an olive in a martini glass. I smelled and was happy that there was no chemical or off-putting smell. I unrolled in designated spot and thought how adorable and perfect (just the way the guy felt about Gizmo when he first saw him in the Chinatown shop). The similarities start to get eerie here as like Gizmo, the ultimate shag is also from China.
Scene 2: I look for furballs or signs of shedding and think this doesn’t look too bad. But I decide to give it a quick vacuum. Seems like the right thing to do. Wrong. Running a vacuum over this rug is like giving Gremlins a bath. Suddenly tufts of carpet are multiplying like gremlins in a bath and flying around mischievously.
Scene 3: Ohhhh nooooo!! The reviews are right. But like Billy in Gremlins I fight back. I furiously vacuum (a great workout btw trying to move your vacumm back and forth over gremlinshag). After three passes back and forth, my vacuum feels hot to the touch and starts wheezing.
Scene 4 (set in Appliance ER): I have to triage the bagless vacuum which is hot to the touch and viciously choked and smothered in fuzz by gremlinshag And the clear tubing is blanketed from top to bottom and the roller almost immovable from strangulation froml fibers that wrap and tighten like a boa constrictor. But after twenty minutes of surgery, I save the vacuum!! Worried, however, that breathing in all the carpet fibers will give me mesothelioma.
Scene 5: I cautiously run the vacuum over the carpet making sure to stop and remove gremlin fuzz and it seems like I’m taming the carpet. I stop and my back is sore from all the work. I decide to lie on the shag and stretch out. Oh so comfortable, oh so soft and cushiony, but not too high, just right. This shag is like the flawed boyfriend you know is a project but you love him anyway and might live together happily ever after.
Scene 6: Wrong! Manipulative scheming carpet got me to lie down so he could cover me in tufts of carpet fuzz. Like zebra mussels on the hull of a ship, I transport the fuzzballs all over the house. I was in the kitchen making a snack and somehow fuzz is on the counter, in the bathroom on the tile, and stuck like leeches to my corduroy slippers. I am going to return this in the morning.
Scene 7: I vacuum once again and call it a night after my Dyson cries “uncle”. In the middle of the night I wake up thirsty and walk across the shag in bare feet. Sooo Nice!!! This carpet feels amazing!! Okay you can stay.
Scene 8: The morning sunlight streams into my apartment and here and there I see little olive tufts of fuzz. But the rug looks great and it’s going to make a fine companion and I’m going to keep it. I’ve decided it’s more like a lovable pet that just keeps shedding rather than a gremlin or a manipulative boyfriend. I’ll have to brush (vacuum) regularly but in the end we’re all part of the family. I love you Ultimate Shag.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nomorerugowner What a mess!!!
I started out thinking this rug was going to be great - read that it would take a couple of months for the fuzz to settle down - well have had it since September and it is now March and guess what - getting rid of it - can't stand the fuzzy mess any longer and the longer I have it and sweep it the nastier it has become. Looks like a fuzzy badly groomed dog and it is ruining my sweeper. I so wish I could get my money back on this product. Please don't sell anymore of these - people will be so disappointed and by the time you figure out how bad it is you can't do anything about it.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanaN Amazing rug!
I searched online for weeks to find the perfect color yellow rug for our nursery. I was so hesitant to order anything because I was so afraid the yellow would be too yellow or mustard looking. When i came across this rug in banana cream I thought it looked a little more on the cream side but ordered it anyways hoping for the best. When it arrived i was over the moon! It is the perfect soft, baby yellow for our nursery. Not a pastel yellow but not a bright yellow just perfect. Love this rug!!
January 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jambo17 Ultimate "shed" rug
It's a great rug and the 9x12 cookies & cream has been the centerpiece of our family room for 3 years. It's holding up well with heavy use and 2 small children playing on it but it has not stopped shedding! Our 1 year old loves eating the fiber dust balls that collect on the dark brown couch also in the room. We love the look & feel of the rug (although the loft is starting to feel depleted after heavy use and the necessary vacuuming to reduce shedding) but most likely we will NOT buy another when it comes time to replace it (which will be soon).
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anonymous12 SHAGGY
I bought this for my 10 year old daughter's room. It is nice and soft, a very deep shag. Small things get lost in it (try finding rainbow loom bands in this), so beware if ordering for a child. We've had it for about 6 weeks. After the first vacuuming or two it stopped shedding. The turquoise color is nice and as it looks on my monitor.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArielTheGreat My Orange Shag Rug
The Product is outstanding, the rug arrived rolled in protective material that prevents damage through shipping. I purchased the orange shag because I decorated a specific room (My Football/Sports/Games) room with Crush Orange paint,/ black enamel trim paint; black (accross the wall) entertainment center; black "klic-Klac" leather futon sofa; black wood blinds; black wood palm tree leaves ceiling fan; and the orange shag area rug. I wanted a bright cheery room with cool furniture that a woman and man can enjoy! Now that T.O. is a Bengal...I'm going to have a picture of him in his bengal uniform blown up/framed and hanging on my wall....that uniform matches my sports room colors! Plus love T.O.
July 31, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by katydid5780 Great for Nursery
I have the 8' in Ocean Blue. The color is almost exactly as shown. The rug is super-soft--perfect for my baby to play on, although we usually lay a blanket down so he doesn't try to eat the fibers! You definitely don't need a pad. They say it is machine washable which would be a plus if there was a washing machine large enough to hold it... We haven't noticed shedding shedding unless you're sitting on it wearing black. Haven't really tried to clean it yet but I'm thinking we'll have to shake it outside & then use the vacuum hose. It hides the dirt b/c it's so deep though :)
December 26, 2011