Our bedroom wool carpet is a bit stained near the entrance to the bedroom. My husband wanted to pull up the carpet and have it replaced. I felt the more cost efficient way to go would be to just put down an area rug to cover the stain. This rug works perfectly. The colors merge in such a way that I feel that even if it gets a little soiled from constantly walking on it, it won't really show, which should make my husband happy! And it's a nice, thick, plush rug that feels nice under our bare feet. Even though it's wool, there's hardly any shedding when I vacuum it. I'm very happy with this purchase, and so is my husband!