I love my new rug. Thank you, Macy%u2019s and Karastan. There was a slight delay in the pads being delivered but it all worked out. I don%u2019t understand how Macy%u2019s sometimes has different information than they send me, but they always satisfy the customer. My rug%u2019s size was spot on. There is a lot more ivory than I expected, but I can live with that. It is extremely soft and doesn%u2019t smell too much like some synthetics do. I did a little research. Upsides: stain resistance built in to the fiber, can be cleaned sometimes with water only, not supposed to fade in the sun. I read on one website they tested the fiber in a rhino enclosure at the zoo to see about durability and it passed the test. Whether this is true or not, I don%u2019t know. Downside: fiber is brand new, not a lot of historical data, but they hope it will rival nylon for durability. I%u2019m looking forward to the holidays, silver and gold will both look good.