I had been looking for a rug for awhile. I found one at Pottery Barn but to get it shipped was too expensive. So after reading the reviews I decided to purchase the Sisal rug from Overstock. First of all I love the look. But......I have two dogs and it does not hold up. After only a few days I had to make repars and continue to have loose strands come loose. I should have returned it but didn't. I doubt I will get six months before it looks awful. Its a pretty rug for the price but pet owners beware!!