Backing is made of recycled canvas with odorless synthetic latex adhesive. The synthetic latex provides a more durable and flexible backing that reduces odor and extends the rug's life; it does not present a risk to those with latex allergies, nor does it dry out or break down over time. Shag rugs will shed by nature, but shedding will decrease over time. Please feel free to ask us any and all questions, we are here to assist you! Smoke and pet free home.The item "Pottery Barn Teen Ultra Plush Ivory Shag 5' x 8' Area Rug NEW" is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Rugs & Carpets\Area Rugs". The seller is "sweet*memories*1" and is located in Ronkonkoma, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.