We purchased this rug Saturday and it was delivered yesterday (Wednesday), so points for fast delivery! This rug is soft and very thick. Honestly, you really dont need the padding with the larger rugs because the backing is cotton (wont scratch hardwoods) and with the weight and thickness its not going to slip and slide. However, the padding does add an extra quarter inch of thickness, which makes the rug feel even more plush especially when barefoot. The photo of the rug is a bit misleading. It is definitely a gold and black rug, but the gold is not as intense (orange looking). Its more of a mustard/gold and a bit more muted. However, it is definitely gold and not tan (whew!) and the overall effect is very rich looking. There is also quite a bit of dark burgundy and deep olive green, but these colors blend with the black so that you really have to look hard to notice them. There is a slight bit of shedding, but not nearly as much as Ive seen with other wool rugs. I scrubbed my hand pretty hard against the rug and just got a few loose fibers. Most home improvement stores carry rugs this size for about this price, but they are thin machine made polywhatever material. No, this is not a hand tied Persian carpet, but I havent seen anything this nice for this price anywhere else and quite frankly Ive never understood paying thousands of dollars for something youre going to throw on the floor and walk on. Its a great bargain for the average consumer with more sense than money. This will absolutely be the first place I look if I ever need another rug.
We had ordered this rug and it came in less than a week! I love it, the colors are mainly gold and black, with few olive's a little rust and burgandy....it looks great on my golden bamboo floor. I am very pleased and will most likley buy another 100% wool rug from overstock again! About the funny smell thing...my rug has no smell that permeates from the rug....if i stick my nose in the rug it smells like wool only.
I really enjoy this rug. The unique and intricate rug pattern makes it difficult for ninja's and spies to blend in unnoticed, unlike, say a standard damask. The thick rug pilings keep tortilla chip crumbs on the surface, so they are easily vacuumed away (hopefully by one of those people who find vacuuming therapeutic). I have yet to try and I have myself delivered somewhere Cleopatra style in it, so I cannot confirm how comfortable it is as a mode of transportation, but I will write a follow up review when that occurs. It arrived very quickly, (three days) and being of Turkish origin, I naturally assumed it was one of those enchanted rugs capable of flight. However after researching top speeds of flying carpets, and learning it was shipped from Pennsylvania, I came to the conclusion it is not. Overall VERY pleased.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. HIGH
This rug is sooo nice. It is thick and plush and doesn't shed. The colors are very nuetral no color is overbearing. It has black and gold as main colors with olive green & burgendy mixed in. The details of the patterns are distinct & gorgous.
I am satisfied with this rug, although had doubts at first because it smelled funky (animal-like) and did not lay flat, nor roll up straight. Since I had already had to pack up and return - at my expense - the first one I tried, because the colors were so far off from the photo, I decided to keep this one. It is growing on me and seems to have flattened out. And the dog is no longer sniffing it curiously in certain areas. It has shed very little, pattern is varied from one flower to the next, looking very hand-made which I like. There are more greens and reds and browns in the center pattern than looks from the photo, but overall it is gold and black as shown.
This was my first overstock purchase and first for online rug. I was not too sure of online order for a rug but I am so glad I took a chance. I ordered three more after this one and they all are excellent quality and great looking rugs.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty accurate