We are really pleased with the design of this rug. However, unlike a high-quality rug, it sheds terribly, and we are forever finding loose individual strands. We bought the rug so that our young boys could play safely (better than hardwood), so it serves a certain purpose. Nonetheless, for a long-term rug, it's something of a disappointment. And as I like to minimize my carbon footprint, I *am* a bit disappointed with the shoddy quality--it would have been better to simply spend more (you get what you pay for, yes?) and reduce consumption--this rug will not last long-term. But it's here, and again, we really do like the pattern and colors.