Searched high and low for a large area rug, and wasted a lot of time and gas and couldn't find anything I liked.... purchased this rug from overstock after carefully reading the reviews and am thrilled with the quality, plushness, and colors of this rug. It's beautiful! I am using it under my oak dining room table. I purchased the recommended padding and it fits perfectly. I have no shedding with this rug, and have vaccumed it twice. It looks great, I would highly recommend this neutral palette of colors rug [there are no over-powering colors].