I put this rug on top of a laminate floor in my living room and then finished it with a smaller wool rug. It looks fabulous and is so warm. The more I vacuum it the better it gets. There is some residue that comes out of the rope at first but it is getting better with every vacuuming. It shows very little debris and when my grandson spilled some red juice on it, I just got the carpet spotter out and it cleaned right up. A very good purchase!