Beautiful 9x12 out of the box.” Paired it with a quality, thick felt pad. Greatly quieted the living room of a NYC apartment, home to two adults but no children or pets. Its also a room with light foot traffic. After more than two years, rug continues to feel cloud-like and very soft to bare feet. Striking rich dark brown color that vacuums well if done carefully. Within a month, in a non-traffic area under the sofa, we noticed that the jute had seperated up sticking up like a cow lick. Another cow lick developed six months later. After a bit more than a year, after moving furniture, we noticed that the rug had noticeably faded. The windows are with shades that are drawn most days. We decided to think of the fading as a patina and live with it. If you have kids with toys, a rambunctious dog or a cat with claws, this rug is not for you. However, if the area is lightly trafficked, out of harsh sunlight and where underfoot softness is desired, this might be the rug of your barefoot dreams.