This was a beautiful rug at first. Very very shiny and changes color depending how light hits it. It is very thick and looks luxurious. I gave 4 stars due to two issues: the smell was terrible; I could not tolerate it more than 3 min. I kept having a headache, nausea, watery eyes, and sneezing all the time when I was around the carpet. I had to return it mainly for that reason. The smell is still here even tough I returned the carpet 3 days ago. The second, it sheds. Not sure if the fibers are from the excess factory threads from the packaging or is this really coming out of the carpet. Hard to tell but I had to vacuum the room almost every day and it may ruin the vacuum at some point as the fibers are long. It is also very slippery. I think the chemicals they use to make it silky are very strong and makes it odorous and slippery. I hope this honest review helps to make your decision.