Product Type: Argos home furniture
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"I'm sleeping here tonight"
Argos Shaggy Rug Blue
Member Name: broxi3781
Argos Shaggy Rug Blue
Advantages: Incredibly soft and comfortable to sit on.
Disadvantages: Very small toy parts tend to sink down into the rug, making them hard to find.
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.
Summary: Surprisingly high quality from Argos.
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