The rug is solid, I'm happy with the purchase. As other reviews note, it sheds a lot. I've had it about a month and it's still shedding. The little fibers stick to the dog and end up all over the house, which is a bit annoying, but should go away with time. The rug is lighter than the picture shows, but the colors look great. I would recommend pulling the trigger if you're on the fence. Also, shipping was incredible. I ordered the rug on Sunday and when I came back from work on Tuesday, it was sitting at my door. This thing weighs 90 pounds and it tough to move around by yourself because of its size, so plan on having some help getting it where you want it.