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maintaining authentic vintage wool shag carpeting.
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Post# 379330   10/6/2017 at 10:07 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Hey guys and gals,
I have a real white wool shag carpet that was basically new old stock from 1972 that I had laid in my den/mini meet room. I want to keep it as new as possible and I wanted to hear your opinions on how to do this. I have a rake on my Kirby, I have a shag tool for Hoover and Bison for use on the hose. I also have Electrolux Floor Pro with nap lifters. I vacuum it every time I go into the room and yes I use brush rolls on it. My favorite so far are my Classic III, Regina Brush N Beat, and Hoover Concept.

I wanted to know if it would benefit me to get like a pile lifter? Is the lux to harsh? ECT...
I'll look for a picture of carpet and post it.

Post# 379334 , Reply# 1   10/6/2017 at 10:26 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Best picture I have of the carpet. It's thicker than it looks. There are several vacuums I can't even use on it because the brush roll just can't turn on it.

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Post# 379411 , Reply# 2   10/8/2017 at 02:58 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I always liked the Kirby

Shag rake, the Kirby does well on shag, I would love to have old fashioned shag wall to wall!

Post# 379414 , Reply# 3   10/8/2017 at 09:06 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Looks very much like my landladys whole house carpet, very thick and heavy. Kirby works well on it as does the concept.

Post# 381183 , Reply# 4   11/12/2017 at 03:52 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Id love to run a Eureka shag attachment on a vintage central vac over that carpet!

Post# 381879 , Reply# 5   11/28/2017 at 01:42 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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That bison vacuum you have looks very beautiful especially on that shag carpet!

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