The rug is beautiful, excellent quality, better than advertised. The problem? It smells so bad! I mean really, really bad. It's a chemical smell, so it must be from the printing process. It permeated my apartment for about 2 weeks. It either dissipated or I've become used to it. I sprayed fresheners on it, etc, but really only time and air flow help. Both rugs I purchased smelled that way (both by Thomas Paul). But the quality is excellent, they vacuum well, etc. You will not be disappointed..after 2 weeks.