In brief: This rug turned out to be perfect for us. For the price and quality, we are happy to keep vacuuming the stray fuzz that the rug sheds. I was initially intrigued by the gold in the photo but once we put the rug down we were pleasantly surprised to see that indeed the ivory and blue are the main colors. The reads are nice contrasts and we love the design! It is oriental-style with a twist! We have simple dark wood furniture and a dark brown sofa and it livelies (livelys? enlivens? makes lively?) up the room nicely. The colors soften the room and the rug softens the floor! It is nice and thick just like we hoped. We don't use a rug mat, but I imagine that it would be even better if we did. The cats love it, too, and the colors and design do a great job of masking the cat hair between vacuums, even on the ivory parts. Basically, all members of the family love it. The smell was very strong at first but has dissipated (it's been a couple of weeks). The shedding has dissipated as well. It was pretty dramatic at first but now it's not quite so bad. All in all, we're happy with our purchase and would definitely buy this one if we had to decide again. Finally, the shipping was super fast. Thank you Overstock.com! :-)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Less gold. The blue and ivory are more prominent.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quite satisfactory