I bought two of these rugs... this one and a round one for my entry way. I vacuumed both quite a bit because of the shedding but after a while the shedding stopped. This rug, however, always left a powdery substance on my hardwood floors whereas the other did not. I just kept vacuuming (for around 4 months) and then finally gave up since I figured it would never go away and that there was obviously a problem with the craftmanship. Initially Overstock would not allow me to return or exchange the rug because so much time elapsed but I received an email from them a week or so later and they not only accepted the rug back, but they also paid for the return shipping. Now I have a rug that no longer leaves behind a powdery substance and looks awesome. By the way, the rug I just received looks just like the one I purchased 4 months ago so I know that these rugs will age well. The colors are beautiful, the rugs are thick and this is an amazing deal. You can't beat this deal or Overstock's shipping costs!!!!