We replaced our carpet with laminate flooring in our media room. This rug looks so beautiful against the new flooring. Everyone who sees it is struck by the colors and interesting pattern. Yes, it does shed a little, as all wool rugs do. Over time the shedding has lessened, at no detriment to the rug itself. I have to vacuum every 3 days or so anyway because our dogs are crazy about it too. A great value for the money.
This is quite a colorful rug, even a bit more brighter than the picture. I orginally purchased it for the kids play room but it didn't look quite right. I ended up putting it in my office and it goes perfectly with my bright red desk. I have it on a hardwood floor and did not put a rug pad underneath it - thick enough not to need one. The workmanship appears to be good. It is shedding a bit and thus I have taken a star from the rating to reflect this. I am very happy with the purchase.