I bought this rug because it was canvas backed. I love the look of seagrass, but was told that the latex backing on most seagrass rugs will damage hardwood floors. Apparently latex reacts with the finish of the floor over time and causes the latex to stick to the floor. In many cases the floor has to be professionally refinished to remove latex. This rug is, in fact, cotton canvas backed. I really like the look. There is a slight smell, which doesn't bother me, like hay, which I suspect will dissipate over time (I just got it yesterday). It is a very coarse weave. The workmanship is good. But it hurts really badly to walk on it with bare feet. My feet are raw today from just walking over it a few times. Hopefully it will soften up a bit. But I love the look! It is worth the money.
This rug is beautiful! I was thrilled when it arrived. However, after only having the rug for a bit over a week, several places in the weave became unraveled. This rug is not in a high traffic area and I did not vacuum the rug. Very disappointed! Overstock offered to send a replacement, but I declined because was afraid the same issue would happen with the new rug.
I bought this rug to replace a natural sisal rug in my living room that was nice in appearance, but scratchy underfoot and didn't hold up to my pets occasional accidents. This rug is thick with a nice tight weave. The color is a light brown with greenish undertones that looks very nice. It is a natural fiber rug so expect that it is not the sort of rug that you would sit on and be comfortable. The texture feels smooth but bumpy underfoot, and I like this-walking barefoot on it is like a mini massage for my feet. Although quality and appearance are important, the real test is being able to clean accidents that occur from my dogs. There have been a couple mishaps, but the rug cleaned without a trace by using my portable rug cleaner ( yes, I was able to use water) and drying the spot with a fan. I have had sisal and jute rugs in the past and they always showed the area that was spot cleaned and I ended up tossing them after a time. I chose the sea grass for the first time because it is from the sea and logic told me it should hold up to exposure to water when needed, and it does.
I bought the 9x12 size, and was delighted with the purchase. It has a cotton backing, so I do recommend a rug pad so it doesn't slip. Also, I got the light cotton border, so we sprayed Scotchguard on that to protect it from dirt. I have two crazy active big dogs, and the seagrass rug is in the main living space. It is sturdy and indestructable, I highly recommend it! One other comment -- If you walk around barefoot, it is not that comfortable for bare feet. It's not intolerable, just rough. I bought a cowhide in a honey shade to compliment it, and placed that in the main walking areas. It bumped the whole thing up a notch, the cowhide on top of the seagrass. Other smaller rugs on top of the seagrasas will look very elegant too.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color from computer screen to reality was accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality, better than I expected!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I was concerned it would be green as others reviewed and rolled up it did have a green hue. However, it was very minor and fades because this is seagrass. I ordered in 3 sizes to accommodate an open floor plan and help it flow. Wish we could add pictures, all three rooms are different in their own way but beautiful with this rug because it goes with any decor. The weave is tight enough that dining chairs easily slide in and out without damaging the weave. The border is light and although it seemed to get dirty fast I found that wiping with a dry cloth knocked off most of the dirt. We do have a dog and had a party after adding the rugs...they still look great. In two rooms I added smaller rugs (5x8 over 9x12) to layer over these to add dimension and texture. Definitely recommend this rug!! I also liked the subtle chevron pattern but it wasn't available in all sizes I needed. I saw one in person and it subtle enough that it will bear the test of time. Our local carpet store custom makes these and it would have been $400 more had I gone through them. Using my O Rewards, taking advantage of an Overstock sale weekend I really saved. I also called Overstock since it was my birthday month and although they don't have a birthday promo program he offered 10% off which was nice but less than the 12% they already had going. Customer service also helped me find a bulk purchase coupon. Gotta love Overstock!!
The Seagrams rug is a great product at a great price for the size. The soft backing is great for placing on hardwood floors and just based on the shear size of the rug, you don't have to worry about it shifting around. My one con to this item is that the basket weave pattern does have a tendency to snag items that are slid across the rug. This makes moving furniture somewhat difficult as heavy pieces have to be lifted until set correctly vice slid into place. But once the room is set, the rug looks great!
Wish I could add photo to this review. Happy with the product. I went with the Hand-woven Sisal Natural/ Beige Seagrass Rug (9' x 12'). I obsessed on the photo and others comparables (Pottery Barn) before purchasing. I didn't want to deal with disappointment and need to ship something so bulky back. Lucky I didn't have to. It in this size is good for dining room seats 8 or lower traffic areas. Not lay on it soft but not too scratchy either. It goes well with our medium toned travertine tile floor. We have the rug located in our formal/casual dining room. I have dark espresso leather /dark wood chairs and espresso stained wood custom trestle table. Looks great. First several days the smell of grass was present but soon dissipated. We get many compliments and happy with the purchase. Good value overall.
I bought this rug for our back porch. I am so pleased with it! I love the weave; looks great with our beachy decor. I like the feel of the weave and I don't find it too hard on feet as some people stated. I have gotten tons of compliments on this rug. You won't go wrong with this one!