First off, this is a decent rug for the price. It is attractive and seems like it will be durable. So as long as you know what you're getting, there's not a lot to complain about. That said, this is not a sisal rug. This is a jute rug (the label on the bag says this clearly). It's softer underfoot than sisal, which is a bonus for use in rooms such as bedrooms or living rooms, but the weave is rather large, and it is not as flat as a sisal boucle would be. I bought this rug for the dining room, and I will not be able to keep it there. The legs of the chairs are leaving dents in the loop of the jute, and while I can work the dents out with lots of work (they don't vacuum up -- you have to rub them with your foot), it's going to drive me nuts to see little circles on my rug every single day. Also, since this weave is bigger than a sisal boucle (which we had previously), it's hard to scoot chairs over it; and, while trying to move empty chairs, my daughter has tipped them over several times in the past 5 days because the legs of the chair get caught. So bottom line, it's a nice rug for a great price. But it's not ideal for every room. We'll be moving it to the bedroom... right after I kick out all the chair dents.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes