I had a hag rug in white that had gotten too dirty for my liking, as white shag rugs tend to do... To have it cleaned was about the same price as buying this one so I bought it. It was not as thick as my old one and as I had imagined, but after being "fluffed" up by hand raking it I like it more. It does not shed which the other one constantly did and it looks great. I like it. It is a great deal for this price! Thank You!