This rug was such a disappointment! If you want to actually use this rug (i.e. medium traffic area) then beware that you cannot clean it with a normal vacumn cleaner. The 'burst' pattern is a long pile nylon-like material (think flat top hairdo) that snags, pulls and sheds constantly. The snags are long strings e.g, 12 inches! We've cut the snags (yes, we had to take the scissors to it) and yet it continues to look like a spaghetti mess. Just walking across this rug creates the snags and pulls. Too bad as the design is nice - just very impractical.