The other reviews on this rug convinced me to purchase it, and I am thrilled with the quality - thick pile, luxurious feel, no shedding, elegant, muted colors. It is the perfect match for my soft greenish-blue and brown color scheme (the rug is a bit more aqua blue than the slate blue it appears in the photo - exactly what I wanted). Everyone who comes to my house comments on how gorgeous the rug is. It just makes my entire dining area! Measurements were exactly as stated, it lays perfectly flat and square, and I couldn't be happier. The rug is made by Safiyah (which I have heard is a very good manufacturer). I think this rug is worth far more than double what the price is on Overstock - an excellent buy! I couldn't be happier!