We actually purchased three of these rugs for the foyer of our Kingdom Hall, and can't be more pleased with them. The color is perfect, with no variation in color amongst the three sizes we bought. I was a little bit concerned that they might not be durable enough for a public space, but all of my fears vanished once I saw the actual thickness and density of weave. We haven't noticed any unusual amount of shedding, even though it is commonplace with new Oriental rugs. I took the advice of another reviewer and ordered the 2'x'3' door mat first to see if the color and quality were what we were looking for, so that returning would be easier and cheaper than returning the larger sizes. Of course we kept that as well as ordering the other two large rugs. These rugs priced out at approximately 10% below wholesale costs for comparable rugs, and were about half the retail price. I also ordered the non skid pads, which came a day or two later. We were too anxious to wait for them, so we laid the carpets anyway, and they still stayed in place. However, I would recommend using the pads just to be on the safe side. Our congregation is thrilled with this dignified addition to our place of worship.