I must say I was very reluctant to purchase an area rug via internet. The first rug I received was damaged. Returning for a new rug was very simple and was not an inconvenience at all. Everything was complete (sending back the damaged rug and receiving the new rug) and taken care of in about a week. Now about the new rug its beautiful! The colors are true to the photo, maybe even richer looking. The quality is excellent. This rug is nice and heavy with a tight weave. I have several area rugs and some of them are expensive. With most area rugs, youre going to get shedding thats just how it is. Eventually though, it will stop. And yes, youll still have a beautiful rug! Im getting ready to place another order for some outdoor rugs! Overstock is the best kept secret ever!!!