I pined over this rug for a long time and finally pulled the trigger when there was a weekend sale and I had an o.co coupon. As always-- overstock was awesome-- I received the rug in just a few days and had no problems with their excellent service. But, my goodness does the darn thing shed! I read other reviews that said the same and kinda shrugged them off and assumed they were high maintenance or something, but truly... It sheds a ton. I have only had the rug for a few weeks and have vacuumed it once a week (I will update this to say whether it continues to shed in the future if I can figure out how) and there are still little tufts of wool EVERYwhere. I just returned from being out of town and my husband had not vacuumed and I could even see the little wool hairs flying around the room in the morning light. Seriously-- all over the place. I purchased the Shark Vacuum (rave reviews on that one) now just to be able to combat this shedding. As to the design-- I thought a selling point was the large oversized pattern--but now that I have it, though I still lam pleased with the design, I might have preferred a smaller trellis pattern because my furniture looks askew if it is not parallel to the edge of the rug itself, or to the pattern. This could certainly just be me being odd-- but I assume it is worth mentioning to other people who also prefer it due to the large size of the pattern. It has a nice thick pile and heavy weight- I didn't bother with a rug pad and I have no concerns of it shifting or moving on my wood floors (though the paperwork recommends a rug pad, so I may eventually get one).. All in all, I am very pleased with the rug, it certainly updated the look of my living room-- but may change my mind if the shedding continues on forever.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is indeed a bluish gray but it leans towards a pale slate blue.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I cannot attest for the durability of the rug-- but it has a high pile and seems to be of excellent quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate.