First, I ordered the rug about 4 PM and the rug was on my porch the next morning by 9AM. I can't believe how quickly I received it. I ordered the black binding on my rug to go over a dining room table that has black legs and black chairs with antique pine tabletop. The rug immediately lay flat. It had only a slight smell which was barely noticeable. The quality of the rug is excellent. It feels soft to bare feet. I have a friend who has bought two of these rugs from a popular store and paid more than twice as much as I paid, and my Overstock rug is as good quality or better than hers. The rug is very attractive and enhances our traditional furnishings. I am sure it would great with modern or any period of furnishings, and I may order more of these rugs for other rooms. .