This is a good rug. I purchased it for a child's room and it has been a good choice. It's comfy even without a pad, the kids wanted to be on it right away. Shedding has not been a real issue, there are a couple of pulls in the rug and it did arrive with a chemical odor. The odor goes away if the door to the room is left open. I would recommend it - we purchased the light blue. It's a very good price for the quality.