I bought this rug because I loved the pattern. When it arrived I wasn't thrilled with the appearance or feel but it was going in a low traffic area so I kept it just for the look. Despite the low traffic, the light areas of the rug are dirty after 2 months, the corners are rolling up and won't lay flat, and the fibers stick up and shoot off in crazy directions. The white fibers break off and make the black speckelty as well. Overall, I would never recommend this rug to anyone.