this rug is sturdy, thick, nice looking, but not the color I expected, more greenish. After 4 months I am still amazed at the shedding. last evening after our Holiday party, I filled my bagless vac canister 4 times with "fluff" off the carpet! yes I have been vacing regular all along! one day I think the carpet will be all sucked away; but it still looks bright! I see litttle "puffs of fluff" on a regular basis, beware with little children or allergy folks.