Pros: -The rug is as pictured. -The material is very soft and wonderful to walk on. It is one of the softest rugs I've felt. -The backing is not rough as with some rugs, so I am able to lay it directly on my hard wood floors. I love the style, and it goes well with my modern furniture. I would definitely buy this rug again, if given the choice. Con: -The rug is thinner than expected. Although vacuuming is mainly easy, my vacuum must be on a lower setting. If not, my vacuum pulls up the rug along the edges. Regardless, I still love this rug.
I had been searching quite a while for a rug that is a true gray and white (not ivory, beige, slate, periwinkle, or taupe). This gray is a genuine ash color, perfectly balanced between warm and cool, with no blue, green or lavender undertones. The gray is also uniform (some of the pictures make it look like the field varies in color, but I think that's just to indicate that it can look considerably lighter or darker depending on how the pile is brushed). The white is a true white. The rug is about the softest thing you can imagine; my kids all loved it. The problem is that it's not wool, as the Overstock description states; it's polyester. This made me worried about how difficult it would be to keep clean. If you've ever had a white plush bath mat and think about how it looks after a few weeks on the floor, that was my concern about this rug. I tested my vacuum cleaner on the corner, and as some other reviewers have mentioned, it's so thin that the suction lifted it off the floor. I read positive things about its stain resistance, but I had no idea how it would stand up to dirt and traffic. If the cleaning issue doesn't worry you, it's a great buy, but I decided not to risk it. Over my kids' loud protests (and with some fear that I'll never find another true gray and white rug), I'm sending it back. Overstock was terrific about acknowledging the listing error and arranging to have it picked up at their expense. Great customer service!
The rug is awesome. Initially i was in an impression while buying this rug, but after it was delivered, felt that it is worth spending money on this. It is very smooth and always feel like putting my feet on the rug. Only thing is make sure it is in a less traffic area, as the rug being in a lighter color, there are more chances of getting dirty.
The rug is very nice looking and VERY soft. The only problem is cleaning it. A standard upright vacuum sucks the rug off the floor and gets stuck in the vacuum head. The rug is very thin and too light to be vacuumed with a standard upright, even with the beater bar turned off. I couldn't even use the hand wand attachment without pulling the rug off of the floor. Now I either have to return this product or buy a cheap/low quality vacuum just to clean this rug. This product would make a good blanket... a rug? Probably not.