I bought the "9x12 - ish" size of this rug in gray, which is no longer available. I purchased the rug for the living area of my open floor plan to anchor my sectional, storage ottoman, and end table. It is a high-traffic gathering area for us: we watch tv here, and my 2 small kids (4 and 6 years old) play with their toys here. The rug gave my space a much-needed modern-ethnic update, which I like. I don't even mind the bluish tint of the gray because it still works in my space. However, the shedding really bugs me. We vacuum weekly, and sometimes more than that. "O" has already offered me the option of returning/exchanging if I want despite the length of time that has passed since my purchase. I appreciate that. We really wanted a natural fiber rug at an affordable price. You pay one way or the other, and I think that wool rugs require more maintenance than synthetics. It didn't stink when we opened it though, which is better for us. I'm convinced that the reviewers who have not had shedding do not have this rug in a high traffic area, and probably have multiple gathering spaces in their homes. This isn't the case in my home. In addition, they probaby don't have active children playing on the rug where it lies. I'm just saying. And you should believe those of us who are crying foul on the color description, and consider this before you purchase. For me, it's good enough for now and I'm rolling with it. I hope that this helps someone.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is documented as "gray." However, it has a blue tint to it. It's more of a slate color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Okay. Nice design. It sheds a lot though.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fairly accurate, but could use an update, especially in light of all of the customer reviews.
The navy and cream rug looks beautiful in my family room with my cream leather seating. It really wakes up the room and makes the room come together. My room has pine walls and wood floors so I needed something to brighten up the space and it was perfect for my needs. The cream design is done in a plush cut while the navy is in a woven pattern so when I walk on it, I feel the cream because it is higher than the woven navy. There was an odor when we first put it down but I ran the ceiling fan and the attic fan all night and the odor was gone the next day. Some say there is some shedding of the rug but I have not yet experienced this. I would purchase this again and felt Overstock had a great price.
It shed to the e.xtent that my vaccuum was entirely full twice when we first went at it, then for at least a week and a half after regular vaccuumings. Quite a hassle, as it would get on clothes, furballs everywhere to clean. Other than the expected shedding it seems ok now. Pattern looks great, very focal in our living room, but needs to match with blueish tones due to it not being truly grey. Feels a bit.scratchy but I guess all wool rugs do, otherwise its nice and thick. Great raised trellis design.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I ordered Grey, but it is alot more of a Slate Blue as stated in other reviews
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality could be better, rug has threads coming out of design, knots forming slightly perhaps due to vaccuuming.
I finally decided to enter a review on this rug - I've had it for almost a year now. My initial reaction upon receiving the rug was that I loved the look. That has since become almost unimportant to me. The white pattern on the rug sits a quarter inch or more above the blue. This traps dirt and also makes the rug incredibly hard to vacuum. I spent more money on a really good vacuum to try to help with this, but it's still an issue. There are pockets the vacuum just can't get to. Speaking of vacuuming, as others have noted, this rug SHEDS. It's a year later and I'm still emptying my vacuum canister 3-5 times each time I vacuum the 9x13 rug. Ridiculous. The shedding has slightly diminished from new, but is still a huge annoyance. If I don't vacuum 3x a week, little wool balls start to form on the rug. I would not buy this rug again unless it was for a no-traffic area.
One of the best purchases/values I have ever made on Overstock. The size is huge and the construction is very well-made. Keep in mind you need to vacuum this rug a few times to eliminate the excess wool fibers however that is very common with wool rugs. Other than that I couldn't be happier.
We LOVE this rug! It is high quality (and we are very picky) - dense and heavy. We purchased navy with white. It looks very classic and nice. The white stands a bit above the navy, which adds nice texture. The white does shed a bit, but that is pretty typical, I think. If you own a good vacuum, you won't have any problem. We own 3 different sizes in this pattern/style and are very happy with it!
I love this rug, but unfortunately for the rug, I have a little dog who has a lot of energy and loves to run around. His little toenails get caught on this rug and constantly pull up the loops of wool. I have had to constantly trim the pieces that get pulled up, leaving some areas looking a bit sparse. Additionally, I am not thrilled with the fact that the loops appear to be glued to the backing, rather than actually threaded/hooked. Seems like this should be clearly stated in the description of the product. I've had to order a replacement for this rug for my living room, since this one is just getting destroyed. Do not get this type of rug if you have a dog!