I stressed out for a very long time about buying a rug online. Finally I pulled the trigger on this rug and one other from Overstock and I couldn't be happier. This rug is beautiful. It has a very slight smell that faded within 2 days. NO SHEDDING. The colors are beautiful. It is exactly 9 x 12. The pile is super dense and feels very, very nice under foot. The tan color is a little lighter than the photo shows - which turns out to be a good thing in my opinion. I can't believe how inexpensive it was. It arrived right to my door in 5 days. This rug is fantastic.