This was my first time to buy a rug online. It took many many searches, online and locally in person. I just couldn't find a rug that I liked that I could also afford. Finally held my breath and bought this rug. It came within 6 days, laid down great. I vacuumed it twice the first two days to remove the expected shedding. Now just once a week, it has received many complements. The colors are slightly more muted than my monitor picture. We are very happy. I will risk buying again. The reviewers comments really helped, so folks post your results!