I needed a large flat weave rug that my dog would not be able to scratch & damage so I chose this indoor/outdoor carpet for my living room. The rug arrived as pictured -- it had one large tuft of fuzzy, frayed material which I cut off - the thought of repackaging this rug to send back when the not-too-large flaw would be under a chair wasn't worth it to me. If I had purchased it from a local store I would have taken it back for replacement. That said I like the rug - the colours and design are pleasing and the rest of the rug is in excellent shape. Therefore I recommend this product with some caution.
The picture is totally bleached out. The rug is a DEEP charcoal gray with straw scroll design. It is made extremely well. I kept it, too much hassle to return. If you need the pale dove-gray color, this wouldn't work. Only 4 stars due to misrepresentation.