Rated 4 out of 5 by hbw410 Nice Quality!
Quick shipping and product was exactly how it was described!
July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by rebelthefawn Love these rugs!
Six years ago I purchased two braided rug runners with latex backing. I thought these were the best natural fiber rugs I had ever purchased. They shed a bit but that is what you get with natural fibers. It was time to get new runners, although most would think the ones I had were just great! I have three dogs and although these were still in good shape, I was ready for new ones....At first I was very disappointed that Ballards no longer carried the latex backed runners. I finally broke down and purchased two new BLEACHED runners and thought I could always return them if I did not like them. I also bought two of the thicker rug pads ( not very thick) so the runners would not slide. These are the BEST rugs I have ever purchased! They look beautiful and do not slide and do not shed as much as the old natural runners. They are even a bit softer. I LOVE the Bleached look, I live at the beach and it gives it even more of a beachy feel in my kitchen. I have have compliments galore! Please keep the bleached braided rugs in the catalog. I will order others in different sizes! Thank You!
July 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by jannygirl I really love the look of the rug in my sunroom.
The rug is soft, even to bare feet like other reviews said. The problem I have is I have had two spills on it from grandchildren with one being water and the other apple juice and it totally discolored the rug - looks as if it has been bleached out so now I have two pretty big spots on a 2 month old rug. I am very disappointed in this because they are in places that show and cannot be covered up with furniture.
June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GladIDid Don't judge a book by its cover!
I must admit, when the rug arrived, I was concerned because the packaging made the rug appear as though it were a different color than expected. Given the size of the package, I almost returned it unopened...what a mistake that would have been!!! I did open the package and the rug is absolutely perfect. The color and quality are superb and it quite simply makes the room in which it was placed!!
May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CalliesMom Love this rug!
I have had this rug for a few months now. Looks and feels great and is wearing really well. A few minutes a week to straighten out the fringe is needed but worth the extra effort! I wasn't prepared for the amount of fiber and dust that accumulates under the rug - it's necessary to vacuum under it often.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwanCove Amazing Rug!!! Worth every penny!!
I was apprehensive about buying the rug because I had never bought a rug online. I was also worried the jute would be tough and scratchy. I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed. It is soft and thick. It looks extremely expensive. I am so thankful I took the risk. It looks amazing in the room!
April 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ydnaskp Softer than we expected.
The rug arrived promptly and the color is just as pictured. There was a slight moldy, musty smell for a few days but it is placed on our sun porch and after a few days it cleared up. The fringe does seem to tangle up and look messy but other than that it fits our needs perfectly!
March 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by ninaxoxo The Jute fringe sheds horribly!
I really wanted to love this rug and the color and look went great with our new home. The only problem my husband and I both agree is the deal breaker is the "SHEDDING!" The fringe sheds still 1.5 years later despite trimming it and vacuuming weekly. Unfortunately, we purchased because as others stated "it goes away," I can confidently tell you that it does not. I believe it is more noticeable in our home due to the dark hardwood floors. Regardless we would prefer something a little cleaner and less maintenance. We may end up using ours out by our pool as an outdoor rug instead :)
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valushopper Exactly what I was looking for!
I had been shopping for a jute area rug, I found exactly what I wanted. It was the right color, very thick and comfy feeling, also the exact size I needed. LOVE IT!
And a great value.
February 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by P1Design Dust Balls Everywhere
I wish I had gone beyond the first several pages of reviews.
This rug sheds everywhere. It is all over everything, my clothes, my electronics, my socks.
I have dry cleaned and washed my clothes and the threads are still there.
It is a great look but totally intolerable as far as the shedding and extra work it creates.
Getting a new rug!!!
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yumyum Wonderful hall rug!
Of all the nice things written about this rug, the one thing I would like to add...it can be professionally cleaned.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SandyInFlorida Lovely Textured Rug ~
I love this rug! I bought the smallest one for my kitchen, and it just adds such style, raw texture, and flavor to the room! I have to say, though, it is a little rough on my tender feet; but, I love this rug and recommend it to everyone! Thank you Ballard Designs!
January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigredkc Perfect casual rug
Looks great under my kitchen table. It sheds a little but I don't mind
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by gtrotter Ten Stars
This rug is beautiful, well made and an excellent value. Rugs can often be expensive and I think most people get the size rug they can afford rather than the one that best fits their space (as the price increases dramatically with the larger sizes). You will be amazed how your room is unified with a large scale rug. And this price for a 9 x 12 means everyone can! This rug offers a wonderful texture to the space as well. Even my husband was amazed at the before and after--he really didn't expect such a dramatic difference. Also--jute is much more comfortable that sisal and sea grass.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJen Lovely rug
These rugs are very thick and sturdy. I have had 7 of them over the years. I have German Shepherd dogs and any rare messes they have made, hose off, which they do not recommend. When left to dry, they look just fine. Normal dirt traffic does not show. They don't last forever, but at the price, are easily replaced. I love these rugs.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tybeegirl18 The quality and color of the rug was better than expected.
This is the second time that I ordered this rug. The first was for my dining room and the second for my family room. I live in a coastal area and wanted a beachy look. The quality and color of the rug was exactly what I was looking for.
December 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by labradorlover A once upon a time favorite
Once upon a time this Ballard favorite was mine too. It used to be well made with a rubber backing that kept it in place and lasted 3 years. The new version I purchased had loose braids that I had to tuck in and duck tape down on the backside, slipped around and fell apart in one years time. Bring back the quality and I would love to buy it again!
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supershopper1 Love this rug!
I bought the 8' diameter round for my breakfast room and I really love it. It adds a great texture and layer to the room that brings it all together. The rug is soft and comfortable and a great price for such nice quality.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryLo Loved the lush look of this carpet!
I was looking to replace area rugs in our 3-season room. Our old reddish rugs had faded from sunlight and the latex backing had to be scraped off the concrete flooring. The new off-white color looked perfect and there was no latex on the back to deteriorate and/or stick to our floor. I wasn't sure about having fringe, but I think it works! We thought the price was very reasonable. We are very happy with them.
October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by alouise Love this rug
I have seen this rug in several magazines and catalogs. When I finally decided to buy one, I called Ballard and asked questions concerning its' durablilty for dogs and vaccuuming. I was assured that neither would be a problem. The customer service representative did say for vaccuuming, it would be best to purchase their heavier rug padding. Everything worked out wonderful. The color, the feel, and has stood up to our two dogs, who regularly jump on and off the furniture. The padding is wonderful, the rug adheres slightly which is good because then you have no slippage and the rug is very comfortable to walk on. I have never been disappointed by any product from Ballard that I have purchased and I have been buying from them for well over 20 years. Great product + wonderful customer service = happy, satisfied customer!!!! I love my jute area rug!
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by gopanthers Fit for dining room
When the rug arrived I was nervous at how nobby it looked since I got the rug to go under my dining room table. But I unrolled it and tested my chairs on it and it works just fine; the chairs do not get off balance or stuck. It's a nice, heavy jute rug, but I would not get it for a main area that receives a lot of barefoot traffic.. it's like a mini massage for your feet, but not something you'd want to walk on every day!
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GretasDad Beautiful!
The photo gives no love - the workmanship is beautiful, as is the color. Benefit: The ability to order a swatch.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bknl Beautiful
The rug is soft & beautiful and looks amazing on our back patio. Very nicely made!
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by onlyonlineshoppr Great Rug, Great Price
I was looking for a rug for my dining room for almost 2 years. I'm still in the process of re-doing our dining room (new walls, ceiling and painted furniture). There is a lot going on in the room with the new venetian plaster, mural on wall and the new fabric on the chairs so I needed a rug without a pattern. I have been looking for almost 2 years and just could not bring myself to have plain boring carpet cut which carpet stores had quoted as a $2000 item. I love this rug! It brings a casual element which I like to the room (don't want it too formal, stuffy) and the texture of the braided jute adds a whole other element that I wasn't anticipating. It's kind of funky and unexpected. AND all told (shipping, handling, etc), was under $600 (there was a 15% off sale when I ordered). Great purchase. Always pleased with BD! (my rug is 9x12). Sorry tried to upload pic and it was too large.
September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miley Absolutely Stunning
I needed a light colored rug to bring brightness to my all dark wood floors. This rug is so beautiful and stylish, I am so happy I picked it. The thickness and rich texture add a very sophisticated touch to it.
This is not the kind of rug for a den or playroom as the knots are tightly woven and bumpy.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kikka This rug is outstanding!
I ordered the braided jute rug in natural and it is gorgeous! It is very thick and soft and it looks so rich. It was packaged in two heavy plastic bags and tied together perfectly. I have always been impressed with Ballard's quality and shipping. This rug pulled my whole room together and it didn't break the bank. Thank you!
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJdesignforfun Great area rug if you want to add texture to a space
I ordered the jute rug in 'bleached' to go in our family room. There are a lot of smooth surfaces in the room and the jute rug adds much needed texture. I'm very pleased with the thickness of the rug and even my husbands likes how it feels underfoot. I'm glad I didn't have to sacrifice comfort for visual appeal, this rug provides both!
September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oneluckegirl Practicle and Beautiful
Love this rug! Its durable and pretty and very reasonably priced too! Would definitely recommend. I actually bought two - one for my front door area and one for my sliding door area as well.
September 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jenigirl Love; but not the same
First off... I LOVE this rug! I bought the 8x10 and the 4x6 about three years ago. They had the latex backing and were great. The only thing I wished was different, that I could flip the rugs over and use the other side. Now, this new 4x6 I bought recently does not have the latex but is reversible. Plus the braiding/weave seems loose. However... I still LOVE this rug and will buy them as long as BD sells them!
August 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DesiChall This rug fits perfectly!
This rug is thicker than I thought it would be, but the color is perfect and it is very soft underfoot. It doesn't look like it would be, but it is. Make sure you know your door clearance. I thought the door wasn't going to clear it, but it just barely does.
August 5, 2015