I received this rug almost a month ago. Even though the color was not exactly as pictured (very blue/gray on the outer border) I still loved the rug & it was beautiful. I would've given it 5 stars! I read the other reviews about shedding but mine didn't shed one single strand.....for about 3 days. Then it shed in GOBS. I only have this 8x10 rug in my downstairs and the rest is hard floor (and previously had a 8x10 rug also from Overstock.com). Then carpet in my upstairs hallway. Normally I can go 6 months between changing vacuum bags. I have just put my THIRD vacuum bag in my vacuum since I received this rug. And that doesn't count the daily pile (about the size of a basketball!) of carpet fuzz I sweep up from every corner of my downstairs, plus I have to pull it out of all the air returns that get clogged with it. I also have to stop in the middle of vacuuming at least once to unclog the vacuum. In seeing the amounts of fuzz I've cleaned up, I almost can't believe there's anything to the rug left. I wish I could share photos because it's unbelievable. There's not a lot of traffic on and after being gone from the house all day yesterday, I came in and there were balls of fuzz all over the wood floor......no traffic on it at all. Nothing more frustrating than leaving a house clean & coming home to a mess when no one has been there! I'm disgusted with this purchase. I've bought several rugs from Overstock.com and most/all were much cheaper than this one & never had any problems--even with a jute rug.