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Argos Shaggy Rug Blue

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Brand: Argos / Type: Rug

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      22.03.2013 23:02

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      A good looking rug but is very hard to clean.

      I bought this argos shaggy rug for my bedroom as it goes well with the marine blue paint.
      The wooden floor gets slightly cold and im very sensitive to cold floors so I invested in this product to be used for walking around the room comfortably.

      The rug came nicely rolled up and was very easy to unfold after buying. The rug is not that heavy so you can carry this rug easily for cleaning or just moving around the house.

      I really liked the rich blue colour that this rug has as it is a very simple cobalt blue shade that can easily blend in with any similarly decorated room.

      The best feature of this rug is the softness that is really comfortable to walk on and even sit on. The texture of this rug is also very pleasant. It has a decent size that would cover most of a small room's floor.

      One draw back of this rug is that it is very hard to vacuum clean as the shag pile makes the vacuum cleaner almost useless when it comes to cleaning food crumbs and other small dirt. So I do find myself taking this rug out to the garden for a good cleaning around twice a month. However, the best precaution is to avoid getting any type of food near the rug.
      Another slight issue with this rug is that it loses its fluffiness very slightly after a few months of stepping on and walking on, (it kind of flattens slightly due to the material).

      I really like the design and colour of this rug however the difficulty of maintaining it in a good condition kind of makes it not worth while getting. If I had the choice I would go for an easier to maintain rug.

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      21.02.2013 21:08
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      4 stars

      I bought this rug from Argos to have in my conservatory which is where my grandchildren like to play. The flooring is laminate and their feet would get cold and I wanted somewhere soft for them to sit and play. I chose this rug because I love the colour and I thought a shaggy rug would be very soft for them.

      It is a lovely rug. It came curled up and we just had to lie it down and uncurl it and it lay flat right away despite having been rolled up.

      It is a lovely shaggy pile and very, very soft. The colour is a really rich teal rug. It goes really well with the decor and is a nice bright colour to liven up the room.

      My grandchildren like sitting on it and it does provide them with something nice and soft to sit on.

      It does have a few negative points, however, which it's best knowing about before deciding whether to buy it or not. The fluffyness of the rug does come away, bits of fluff comes off and gets walked through the house. Luckily my flooring is easy to sweep but if it got into the carpets it would be difficult to pull out and would be quite annoying. It is also really impossible to hoover so I make sure my grandchildren don't have any food when sitting on this. Of course crumbs still do get spilt and hoovering it is so hard because of the shag pile so I instead take it outside and give it a good shake.

      I really like this, the softness beneath your feet feels quite luxurious.

      It cost us £35 and I think it is worth that.

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        19.08.2012 11:17
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        Surprisingly high quality from Argos.

        I actually own two of these rugs. I suggested this product in the colour of the newer rug because the older one has been discontinued, but I will be including both rugs in this review. Both rugs are identical except for colour, the older rug is a grey - blue. The new rug - which should have been pictured above is a beautiful royal blue, but as this rug seems to be on it's way out as well, Dooyoo has chosen another colour for the illustration. This also available in a wide range of other colours. I quite wanted the lovely red for my front room, but I'm afraid they were sold out in my area. They appear to have this with checker board patterns as well. My rug is 170 x110cm, but this is also available in 190x135cm.

        Our house has all wood floors, which I find much easier to keep clean, but we also have a rug in each room. In the past we have always gone for cheaper rugs, but we have also gone through quite a few. I did choose the first of these rugs because of the price as well. I can't remember exactly, but it was on sale for roughly 1 /4 of the original price and had the added bonus of being very thick. As this was bought for a child's room, I liked the fact that it was so thick and soft. I am trying to remember exactly how long we have had this, I was surprised to realise it must be just over 4 years as I believe this was bought when we moved my oldest to a larger room shortly before his brother arrived. It still looks new, but I do think the newer rug is even softer. Usually we end up replacing rugs after a couple of years, but I could see this lasting for many years to come.

        My sons ended up swapping rugs last year, as they both played on the floor more in the younger child's room - where the Action Men are kept. Instead of each keeping their own toys, they mix them up and keep the ones of the same type together, sharing the lot. But when my son had his room redecorated recently as he has grown too old to have Pingu on the walls, he did say he would rather have the old rug back than a new one - as it was the best ever. The problem was my youngest didn't want a new one either. Thankfully Argos had another sale going, and I was able to pick up the royal blue rug at a bargain price of only £13.99 reduced from £39.99. My oldest would still need his old rug back as the royal blue would clash with his newly painted camouflage and army style room, but my youngest reluctantly agreed to take a new one if would be "exactly the same" except for colour. He did still look a bit like he had agreed to give his brother a kidney rather than a rug - which shows how much they loved the old rug.

        Once the new rug arrived my youngest had a change of heart. We found him later stretched out ( bare naked) announcing that he was going to sleep on the rug. We did persuade him to go to bed, but he absolutely loves this rug and has ended up quietly playing with his toys up there for so long it has worried me a number of times - parents get used to a certain level noise - when you don't hear anything you worry. He just loves sitting upstairs quietly playing with his dinosaurs or action men. I've I'd realised a new rug was going to mean I could watch films uninterrupted - I'd have bought one ages ago!

        I don't think I would have bothered to submit a category for a rug unless it really was something special. After all for the most part a rug is rug to me. But I am very, very impressed with these rugs. Even the older one is still lovely, soft and a wonderful addition to a child's bedroom. The picture just doesn't do these justice. The yarn is 1" long and obviously synthetic, but it has so much spring to it - you almost could sleep on it. As I often end up siting on the floor as well, I can vouch for the fact that they really are the most comfortable rugs we have ever had. This says sponge clean only, and I don't own a carpet cleaner so I have only cleaned this with a sponge or cloth but it really does clean up easily - and this in a boys room! I really can not recommend these rugs highly enough. I honestly think they would be well worth the full price of £39.99 or more depending on the size. When you consider the fact that I normally would have replaced this rug twice by now, and it such a wonderfully luxurious item, it does justify a higher price tag. Of course, skinflint that I am, I will wait for more sales before buying another - but I honestly do not expect to ever buy another type of rug again if I can help it. I'd rather save up for another these. Now if only they would put the right colours on sale, I'd be buying a couple more. I really can not think of any disadvantages to this rug. The closest I can think of is that tiny bits of lego tend to get lost, and take a bit of searching for to avoid being hoovered up.

        If you do decide to buy one of these, please note that while the title says shaggy rug, both here and one the Argos website, typing in Shaggy rug will get you less than half of the options, and mostly the more expensive ones. I would suggest typing in only rug, and going for price low to high, then just skim down the page for ones titled "shaggy rug" and find a colour that suits you.

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          17.08.2012 20:22
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          A bargain-priced rug which is of better quality than some more expensive rugs I have purchased.

          I bought this shaggy blue rug from Argos to put down in one of the bedrooms. Blue is my favourite colour and I think it was the actual colour of this rug which appealed as well as the price. I didn't want to pay a lot but did want a quality product.

          Reduced in price at Argos from £54.99 to just £17.99 it was too much of a bargain to pass up on for a rug measuring 190 x 135 cm.
          Prior to spotting this rug I had been looking at another blue shaggy rug in Argos which I also liked the look of, but with a price tag of over £150 it was far more than I was prepared to pay. Indeed my only requirements were that it was shaggy, blue in colour, reasonably priced and of a reasonable quality.

          The rug was described as being chunky and soft-to-touch, but is also hard-wearing and I can confirm that it is fairly chunky and soft-to-touch and whilst time will tell how hard wearing it is, I can honestly say it does seem to be of good quality and I should imagine it will last a fair amount of time. When I rolled it out, it didn't seem as chunky as I first thought but once it fluffed up a little, I was happy with it.

          I have purchased more expensive rugs in the past for my lounge and found them not to be of the quality I expected for paying such a high price and so on purchasing this one for a bedroom I was initially happy with my purchase and its bargain price.

          The rug is 100% polyester as you would expect given the price and has a woven backing. The ends underneath are doubled over and stitched well. I can't imagine it fraying or coming away at any time.
          As with all shaggy rugs I have purchased this rug did moult a little during the first few days after laying it and I was worried incase it was going to keep doing that, but after a couple of times being hoovered, it stopped. Now and then there seems to be the odd bit of fluff coming off it but nothing serious.

          You are advised to sponge clean this rug and I must admit I forgot about this and went over it with my Vax carpet cleaner recently, but it was absolutely fine. There was a slight make up stain in one corner and it came off easily enough.

          The rug is also available in a smaller 170cm x 110cm size and this is also available at a reduced price of £13.99. They are still available from Argos and so now is the time to buy if you want to grab a bargain.

          I am not sure if I would have this rug in my lounge as I prefer a slightly chunkier rug for there, but as a bedroom rug I am more than happy with it and for the price paid it is indeed a bargain. I have paid a lot more than £17.99 for a rug before only to be disappointed and so bearing that in mind, this rug is a quality bargain buy.

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