I have looked for a rug for my living room for over a year. I knew what I wanted, but had trouble finding just the right one. I'm picky. When I ordered this rug I was hoping it would live up to my expectations, as orderering sight-unseen (except for the computer monitor) can be tricky. I am pleasantly surprised with the quality, workmanship, and beauty of the rug. I did rate 4 stars for appearance because the pattern on the 9x12 rug is not represented correctly online. The same photo that's viewed with each size rug online looks to be close to a 5X8 representation. The pattern repeats itself when you go up to 9x12.