A leather shag rug is a rug that has leather strips that have been tucked and clustered into a sturdy backing made of cotton. This method of rug-making creates a leather shag that is thick and cushiony under your feet.
A leather shag rug is also delicate, however, and it should be noted that to keep it clean and add to its longevity, it should be strategically placed so it is not in a high-traffic area inside a home.
Leather Shag Rug Cleaning Do's
The best option is to have your leather shag rug dry cleaned. If you cannot have the rug dry cleaned, you will need to vacuum the rug with an upholstery attachment. The final option, if it is small enough, is simply to shake the rug out in an outdoor area.
Leather Shag Rug Cleaning Don’ts
It is very important that you never use chemicals on your leather shag rug. Leather is a natural material that will break down and stain or ruin easily if exposed to chemicals. By the same token, an upright vacuum will also ruin a leather shag rug by rigorously pulling at the material.