I was searching for many months....many many months for a fairly neutral diamond patterned area rug for my dining room. This rug was an excellent find for the price. I have dogs and was concerned that their claws would get caught in the wool weave however that has not happened. I have had this rug for almost a year now and it is still in the same condition I got it. It doesn't really shed but I do vacuum it once a week because of the area it is in. Our dining room is medium to high traffic and the rug is still great. The picture on overstock accurately depicts the actual rug. I wouldn't recommend this for a play room with children as this is not a soft rug but for something that is durable yet not too bad on the feet, then this is it.
I love this rug! The design, weave, and colors are perfect - just as pictured. An earlier review complained about the shedding...of course it sheds; it's wool. I'd rather deal with the shedding and have an "organic" rug than man-made poly. Besides, after a few weeks, the shedding will slow.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Beautiful rug that feels nice on my feet and looks a treat in my living area! A few inches shy of 5" x 7" I'd say, but works so nicely I don't want to return it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
Wool without other materials that cheapen the rug (viscose, jute, etc), no latex backing, neutral coloring without a distracting/busy pattern/print that coordinates with another rug visible from our living room, low pile so the chairs in our casual dining area will easily slide across it, and a decent price...these are the qualities I have spent months in search of for our dining area rug; and this rug meets them very well. I cannot speak for the shedding as I just received it; but I have found wool rugs to produce minimal shedding. There is a slight odor that is not overpowering and based on other experience with wool rugs, I expect it to dissipate over time. *Note: the coloring is most accurately represented by the individual photo (at least, for the ivory colored rug). The photo of all three color options together shows a lighter ivory color, and I hesitated to order because of this. The individual photo shows a more "oatmeal" coloring, and that is a more true representation (in my opinion). There is an underlying black/charcoal background to the ivory color, so it has a less bright/pure ivory color. Shopping online for rugs is tricky...there is greater selection and better pricing, but it comes at the risk of not having that touch and see that you have with an in-store purchase. I spent months and did many, many online searches of photos of each rug I considered so I could analyze color, print, pile, etc. and feel somewhat "safe" about what I was ordering. This rug accurately meets my expectations for what I believed I was ordering.
I purchased this after it had been out of stock for a while (and was sorely disappointed because I didn't know if they would get the 8x10 in again) in ivory. I love it. It's beautiful and patterned without being overwhelming. It's not soft and cushy so I was surprised to read that someone put it in their nursery but it works great for a living room. One note of caution - our cat seems to really like the texture and if we're not on top of it, his nails can leave pulls in the rug. No issues thus far with our dog's nails.
I was afraid this pattern might be too intense in the 8 x 10 size, but it is not as busy as I expected. It almost reads like a textured carpet. We have it in a boy's nursery with black mid-century furniture and it works perfectly. Fair warning, the wool-smell did take about 2-3 weeks to burn off but it eventually went away and there is no after-smell now. Though not exactly soft, the rug is comfortable for bare feet and sitting. I ordered the Ivory.
Arrived in 24 hours, well packaged. The rug is great quality, looks similar to some I have seen at West Elm, has minimal to no shedding after the first vacuum. It did have a very strong odor when it first came out of the plastic but most of it stayed in the packaging. I laid it out, sprinkled some baking soda, vacuumed and opened a window and the smell is pretty much gone after a day.
Just ordered this, as our dogs pretty much destroy any rug we buy after a couple of years. It's cool, soft underfoot, and flatware, which will be harder for the dogs to scratch and ruin. I ordered the grey and white, and it will go with anything. For the price this is a great rug. I will post later after and let you know how it is afters some wear and tear