When the rug arrived we found a few minor spots on it. It appeared that these came from manufacturing. The one complaint I do have is about the consistancy of the line in general. We ordered the Caroline Sarouk Emerlen Rug (6'7 x 9'6) at the same time. The two rugs are slightly different color, which doesn't bother me that much. But they're also noticably different thicknesses. The bgger rug is thinner than the other one. We have them within a couple of feet of each other, so I notice that when I walk across them.