We purchased this rug for our family room to accommodate our family with two children, a dog, and a multitude of kittens that we foster every year. It sits next to our glass doors that exit to the back yard and pool, so it gets a lot of foot traffic. While it doesn't have a soft and fuzzy feel, its ruggedness is what we need. Very easy to vacuum, and it hides all the little (ahem) food stains that seem to get dropped while certain denizens are eating in front of the television. Looks beautiful, and the "grassy" smell that was very strong when we rolled it out disappeared within a couple of days. I like it so much, I bought the exact same rug for my front door entry, in a smaller size.
We long-needed area rugs in our dining and living rooms--these fit the bill on a tight budget. Nice sea grass weave, sharp borders (if a bit frayed), a bit prickly to walk on, but not as bad as other natural fiber rugs we've had. Compliments from all.
Received quickly and nicely packaged. Rug basketweave is a larger one than I expected. Probably because the rug it was replacing was same pattern but smaller basketweave. Although it did have many ends that needed to be cut off, we are pleased we our purchase.
Needed to replace old Sisal rug and add one to another bedroom, these rugs were a lot less expensive than our local store so I was a bit apprehensive. They are perfect; the binding is sewn well and the overall quality is fantastic. Read other reviews about the smell and unless you hate the smell of tea leaves it is not an obnoxious odor.
Color: It is not as gold \ yellow colored as sisal. It has more of a green undertone. I have read that this color will change over time, but I haven't had it long enough to notice. Smell: I truly think that people overreact to the smell. Yes, when you initially roll out the rug, it does have an earthy "stinky" smell to it, but this fades in a few days. Unless you are having a party the night you open it, I think it is fine. Wear and Tear: I had the carpet for a few weeks now, and I have cats and dogs. This is the reason I purchased this type of rug. The cats have scratched away and so far nothing seems to be disturbed on the rug. The dogs puked twice on it (the nice orange colored vomit) and it was easily cleaned up with no mark. I chose the seagrass over the sisal because I read several site stating that sisal will leave watermarks in spots when wet and the only way to get rid of it is to get the entire rug wet all over.
So, what you do not know about this rug is that it is a Safavieh Rug. OMG when this arrived I was totally thrilled. The Sea Grass is better for high traffic areas, I have this in my living room with a Pennsylvania Leather Couch and you would think this 9x12 rug was thousands of dollars. People talk about the smell, it lasts for about 2/3 day, however it is ORGANIC people, the smell is refresing I think. I am very happy with the prices, best online as well as the quality of this rug. I did some research and I found that Ralph Lauren paired up with Safavieh to do Sea Grass Rugs. The black baorder is crisp and does NOT collect lint or dirt. I have a 50 pound Boarder Collie and he LOVES this, he rolls his back on it and I see NO hair, nor tears. It is perfect to hide dirt. This rug also has little latex rubber dots on the back so, you will not need an extra slip pad. The corners laid flat in one day with putting some books on each end, just two corners, the other corners were perfectly flat. I am telling you this was a jackpot at the price on Overstock. I am so happy. If you are looking to compare... STOP here and BUY this one !
I love the look of this rug in person. It gave our family room the look I was trying to achieve. That wasn't the problem. Upon opening, the rug it was shedding a lot. I totally expected that so not surprised. We spread it out in our family room and placed our furniture. After a couple of days it still wasn't laying flat so we turned our end tables upside down to help flatten the rug. After three weeks of attempting to flatten the rug, it continues to have a ripple effect. We also tried turning a large ottoman upside down and that didn't help. We decided to return the item for a refund.
Rug is very nice and good quality for the price. Unfortunately, it did not work in my dining room because I have an inlaid wood border which "fought" with the black border of the rug. It is also very, very rough and you cannot slide the dining room chairs in and out. Returning this item has been extremely difficult
We like the basket weave of the rug...the color is natural but takes on a green hue which, for us is perfect. The black border is very complimentary. Make sure to use a rug pad under this carpet. We also purchased the "spill guard" product and treated the rug because it is being used under our dining room table. The value is great.
I love this rug. It looks exactly like another one I have that I paid a much higher price for. I'm a designer and would have no doubts about putting this rug in a clients home. I know other reviews have commented on the smell the rug gives off. It does this because it's a natural product made of grass. With time the scent goes away. These rugs hold up to all kinds of abuse from spilled drinks like red wine to pet vomit. Excellent for beach and lake houses.
If you are looking for a jute/seagrass/hemp/whatever rug, this is it. Nice basket design, good construction, true to photo. Just what I was expecting, and a great value. For a 9x12 rug, you really can't beat the price. It's heavy, no need for a pad underneath if you don't want. It's not soft on the feet, but you shouldn't think seagrass will be. Quite pleased with this purchase.
I ordered this last week, and received the rug. When we rolled it out, there was some sort of cream colored substance stuck to the black border, which would not come off, even after we tried to scrape it off. I went to online chat, and they graciously agreed to send a replacement. It arrived on Friday, we rolled it out today, and there was the same cream colored substance, but, less of it. We think it may be residue from the back of the rug. It won't come off. I am so disappointed. I won't be ordered from Overstock.com again. The quality is not there.