Got this rug last week and I love it. I tried out several types of rugs from different retails stores which I ended up returning before I narrowed it down to a rug like this. My home has carpet, so I was looking for a tufted rug over a woven rug because the woven rug that I tried just flopped around like a blanket on top of my carpet. This rug is not "tufted" in the traditional sense - there is not a rough edge of tufting that forms the pattern of the rug, instead, it's more of a looped end which I think really makes the design look sharp. This rug has the same kind of backing that other tufted rugs have - kind with the stiff plastic grip mesh. As I said, it works great on carpet. I think it would also work great on hardwoods, but I think you would want a carpet pad underneath it because the rug is not particularly thick or plush. When it arrived in the rolled package, I was actually surprised by how thin the roll appeared. The combination of it being rolled tightly and the the "thinner" pile of the rug made the roll less bulky than the other rugs that I ordered, but that didn't turn out to be a negative thing. Of course, when I unrolled the rug, it was a bit creased and kinked from being rolled so tightly, so I had to work with it for a bit to get it smooth and flat. What I ended up doing was rolling and unrolling it many times over in all different directions - horizontal, vertical and from each of the 4 corners. This helped tremendously. I would also roll it and leave it in a certain rolled position for about 30 minutes each to help stretch it out. I also rolled it back in forth like a giant rolling pin to loosen up the backing and get out the kinks. Now it's been about 4 days since then and is laying almost flat. With walking on it more it is improving. All in all, I love this rug more than any other that I bought from a retail store and it also happened to be the cheapest of all the rugs that I tried. So it's a win-win! Someone else mentioned that the white pattern is actually an "ivory" color and I agree with that. It is not bright, true white. For me, the ivory actually looks better in my room than white would and I think it will not get as dirty either. The nave is a great navy. Not dark, dark navy, but definitely navy, NOT royal blue. Oh, and I also love the edges of this rug, it really helps the rug from curling up at the edges when it's walked on. The quality is great - better than the retail rugs I tried. I am so pleased with it. No snags whatsoever. No shedding. No funny smells. All good vibes and extremely stylish. I figure that by the time this rug wears out, it will be out of style and I can move on to my next Overstock rug! If you like it, buy this rug!!!
I hate that rugs are so expensive. I needed something with a current design that would be nice with gray walls. This fit the bill. I like to change rugs every few years. My only complaint was it said navy and white. Its not white. Its pretty cream.