The rug showed up in good conditions, and was as described online. Shipping was fast, arrived 4 days after the order was placed. Size is accurate in the description. Pile is a little over 0.5" and nice and dense, feels plush under foot. Rug laid flat almost immediately. Needs a non-slip pad on hardwood floors. No smell. Little to no shedding. The colors in the pattern are beautiful, the flowers transition from a salmon color to a teal, accented with chocolate browns and tans; coordinates well with my furniture. The background color is a medium beige, which fades to a darker, dingier color on the one side of the rug (hence 4 stars, not 5). Now that I have the rug, and I look back to the listing, I can see this gradient in the background, but I didn't realize it was there when I ordered it. It doesn't look bad perse, but it looks kind of dirty, almost a dark golden color. I put this side up against the wall, so I don't really notice it as much any more. I purchased this rug to go with Nourison Liz Claiborne Radiant Impression Delicate Floral Beige Rug (5'6 x 7'5), which it does reasonable well. The backgrounds do not match as I hoped, but they do not clash either (as long as the dark edge of this Scatter rug is not near the lighter background on the Floral rug). Overall I am happy with this rug. The pattern is very very pretty which helps compensate for the dark edge.