We bought this rug about 3 months ago or so... I reviewed it at the time (as socalamanda67) and loved it. However, after several months of having to vacuum it EVERY TIME SOMEONE WALKS ON IT, we're done, and ready to toss it out. It's a shame, because it's a beautiful rug, lovely quality, thick and plush and the colours are beautiful. But the shedding is UNBEARABLE. Not just a little bit, but handful after handful of white and black fibers, both on the rug and the hardwood floor around it. I could vacuum this rug every day and it wouldn't be enough. I hoped the shedding would diminish over time, but it's been several months, and it shows no signs of slowing down. We're now searching for a replacement rug. I hate to say it, but don't waste your money, unless you don't ever plan to walk on the rug, or else you really, really, really like to vacuum. :-(
After reading reviews for this product, I was hoping to receive one of the 'nonshedding' versions. But unfortunately, I got a shedder. It is lovely in person with great color and design and plushness. BUT, it really does shed....all the time. It makes it look really messy and cheap because of this. I am constantly pickin up lint and pieces of rug. I'm hoping it stops eventually, but I'm scared I will end up with a bald rug:(
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sheds way too much
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I received this rug yesterday. Just gorgeous! Everything I'd hoped for. I deducted 1 star because it's not .625" (5/8") thick as described. It's barely .50 (1/2"). I'm disappointed about that. The lighter color goes from a pretty yellow-y beige to white depending on the nap; how you brush it. I like the depth and variation of this color. Gives it a more authentic look! I ordered the 6' x 9'. It's in our family room and it totally the 'pop' and look I was going for. It's a Safeviah brand rug from India. It's wool, so I vacuumed it thoroughly twice before adding the oval glass table on top. It will continue to shed for a while as wool rugs do and I have no issue with that. Great quality and as always, quick delivery time! There are a few stray strands of wool that I may trim. Since this is hand-tufted, it's to be expected as well.
I was really impressed by the photos of the rug. Too bad I was fooled becuase this rug is HORRIBLE. I had to vacuum it every single day. It sheds like crazy. At any given point I can run my hand on the rug and end up with a hand full of fibers. I ended up giving up and buying something new. It ruined the whole look of my dining room, making it look messy. DO NOT BUY THIS RUG! Waste of money!
I had read reviews saying how much this carpet sheds but I guess I was hoping that these reviewers were neat freaks! It sheds. So much so - we had to vacuum every other day. Love the look of the carpet and it is comfortable under foot but not sure it is worth the inconvenience.
High quality rug at an excellent price. Have not had the shedding problems that some have reported but it is under a dining room table that is not often used.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
Looks great in my guest room with the tall crystal column lamps. The furnishings and fabrics are quite traditional, but the zebra rug and crystal lamps and some African artwork make for a smashing guest room. Rug arrived promply, well packaged and down it went. I am very satisfied. I will be ordering more from Overstock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described. Ivory, not white.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? as described
My husband and I fell in love with this rug the minute we saw it. We initially saw it at **** (I am not gonna for how much), then we started searching online for a better deal, that is how we came to know about overstock. What can I say, we couldn't be happier.Delivery was unbeliavably fast which adds up to this great deal.Go for it, you will not regret it....
This was the first time we've ordered from Overstock.com, and we were very impressed. The rug was even more beautiful and the quality even better than we imagined. Because it was priced considerably lower than other zebra rugs we looked at, we were concerned about quality. But it's beautiful -- thick, and super-soft. We've had it for about 3 weeks, and though I was afraid about shedding, based on some of the other reviews, it has shed very little -- certainly no more than any other new rug I've bought. Excellent value for the price. Would highly recommend it!!
After looking at many different zebra print rugs, I decided on this one and was excited for it to arrive. It was a perfect grounding for our formal living area - gave it that extra something. It is thick and comfy to walk/sit on. Love! Love! Love!
I love the look of this rug, until you see how bad it sheds...I might as well have a dog in the house for all the cleaning I have to do with this rug. It would be soo much better if it didn't shed! If you don't mind cleaning "excess hair" or rug fibers all the time then buy this rug. I wish I could return it, but I waited too long (hoping that after numerous vacuumings it would get better). I will probably just have to use this rug in a room that no one ever goes in. Better luck to you!
I bought this rug in March 2009. It looks beautiful in my living room and goes really well with my red sofa.... However, it does shed a lot.If you walk on it with shoes that have rubber soles, it will shed even more. I thought I was going to shed only for the first few months... wrong!If you are planning to put this rug in a place where nobody will walk on it, or if you are willing to vacuum it at least 3 times a week... go for it. It is a great value and looks great.
This was a very good purchase, goodl quality, the best thing is the price, I would not have been happy to pay the full retail price. Like the other buyers I am not happy about the bits that come off the carpet, I have to vacuum it every day to keep it looking nice, but hopefully that is because it is new, Overall it was a good purchase and I am happy with how it looks, it has a very striking appearance and is the focal point of the room.