This rug, as numerous other reviewers note, is not black and white, but rather, black and beige or off-white. The quality is low, even when considering the price. However, the worst thing about it is that vacuuming it is a night mare. I have a grey cat and the rug is like glue for cat hair. No amount of vacuuming with a good vacuum seems to work. I have to comb the rug to get the hair off. I am not required to do that with any of the other rugs I own. If you have pets (or live where you might produce some lint) avoid this rug.