We've owned this rug for 3 months. I'm very pleased with the style and colors --the pattern is warm and subtle, goes well with our sage green and burgundy leather furniture. It is thick and soft underfoot. The wool has resisted staining extremely well. In fact, while painting the walls we spilled about 1/4 cup of latex paint onto it and it cleaned beautifully with only a damp rag. On the negative side, it continues to shed a fair amount. What is most frustrating, however, are the multiple loose threads or undone knots that popped up after the first vacuuming and continue to sprout. I''m always careful to vacuum the rug on the highest setting, yet just trimmed over a 100 loose threads. For this reason, I rated the quality as average.