I purchased this gorgeous rug with the intent of taking it to a professional rug binding company so they could make me three rugs for my family room. That worked out very well for my needs. I now have a long runner for my hallway, a large back door rug & a rug under the coffee table in front of the couch. The issue I noticed right away is the rug has several places where the backing is coming through the black wool on the surface of the rug. The backing is large, twisted threads that are cream colored. I've had to cut them out. They are very noticeable against the black. So, all in all, a great price but not the best quality.