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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice quality rug with great texture I'm pleased with my rug purchase. I requested a swatch before I ordered to see true color. The rug is not as grey as in the photos but more a cooler tan so I was not surprised when I received it. The weave is very nice and textured and the fringe is a nice length as well. I would suggest combing the fringe with your fingers to pull out loose fibers. This rug also disguises pet hair very well to my surprise! I have not had any problems with it shedding either. July 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Had to return... Bleached color is too yellow... Had orderd the larger bleached braided jute rug last year and it was much lighter. Had to return this one. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I've purchased these rugs for 14 years! LOVE THEM I'm a designer and I have used these rugs in my homes for many years, replacing them as they wear out too much for my liking and use the old ones in the basement or the garage. Or my sons' take them home gladly! I haven't tried the new version, which lacks the incredibly intelligent latex backing. They also have more fringe. I was just reading recent reviews and thought I would chime in. Seems to me that the folks who complained about odor, bumpiness, shedding and fringe just don't understand JUTE! It's rope! It's organic! The scent is of dried grass which is what it is. The weave IS chunky, but it feels smooth and soft on bare feet unlike sisal. The fringe is easy to trim down to 2". When a piece starts to unravel I just put a drop of glue under it and weight it down for a bit. Fixed! They do shed tiny pieces of grass and it gets worse as they wear in. However, you should NEVER vac them with a rotating power head - use the same vac you use on hard floors or on costly oriental rugs. By the way, I use these all over my house - the floors are all stone. In the kitchen I use the runners to cushion my feet as I work at the sink, stove, etc. I've been able to remove all kinds of spills too - red wine, tomato sauce, blueberry juice! Just water immediately, then a clean dry towel that you jump up and down on to blot dry. I've dried one that got soaked by an overflowing sink, etc. etc. I've seen them in clients' homes who have lots of kids and dogs - even though they were practically shredded - they still looked good! So rustic and natural. Not for everyone. But I love them. Just wish Ballard could find a way to put the latex backing on them again. May 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Such a shame... I LOVED this rug. I bought both an 8x10 and a runner for our beach property. They were beautiful in the space. But the shedding was absolutely intolerable for our housekeeping help, and the runner began to unravel within a month. I was crushed. I had to send these back and settle for something much less attractive. May 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not the same rug Let me start by saying this rug does look good in the room. However, I also have the previous version of this rug in another area in my house. I feel like the old version is better. It feels softer and it has the rubber backing on it. The new version of this rug does not. While it's nice that it can be flipped, it slides around easily. A rubber pad helps, but it was nice when it was built in. April 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by If only... Let me start by saying I really wanted to love this rug and I did.. except for one darn thing...the fringe :( The rug would have been PERFECT except for the fringe! The fringe was ratty and shed like crazy -worse than my Golden Retriever!!! The color was beautiful, the style was exactly what I wanted but I had to send it back :(( Please please please make this exact rug without the fringe :) April 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Looks great; hard on bare feet This rug looks great and is wonderful quality for the low price. With shoes on, it feels nice and cushy, but if you are standing barefoot on it the thick nubs of the braids are pretty painful. Not that big a deal since it's for an area we don't use a lot, but worth considering if it's for a high-traffic area in your home. March 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rug looks beautiful and feels soft Rug is thicker than it appears in photo. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it. I placed it in my living room for a "lighter" look than the oriental rug I use for winter. The rug is soft, comfortable to walk on barefoot. There are slight variations in color, almost like a very faint stripe, which, I think, make the rug more interesting. The fringes on each end are a nice finishing touch. Rug would look good with any decor. I would buy another. March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Braided Jute Rug I ordered two of these rugs, one for the foyer and one for the living room. I am very pleased with both of them. The color is very close to what was pictured in the catalog. I am very pleased with the quality and for the price it was quite a deal. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent rug I ordered the BRAIDED JUTE RUG NATURAL 8X10 and I have been so happy with the quality, softness, thickness. It is a quality rug well worth the price. the color and texture are perfect. March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful The rug is a very thick weave. I was worried until I put it down and it looks very nice. This will stage my house to sell. March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality and crude weave, not as pictured. Rug I received was not as pictured online or catalog. Bulky weave, probably 2 inches thick with black marks in jute. Fringe is loose and crude with same black marks. Did not return because wasn't even worth the cost of return shipping. Called customer service with complaint, using as a floor mat in garage, not suitable for in home use. March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not as pictured It was hugely knobby, more so than in the picture. I don't think it is the same rug. The fringe also very thick and messy looking. It shed like crazy and I had to sweep my floor after laying it down, and my dust pan was full of fibers and what looked like pieces of dirt. (and my floor was clean before) I bought it to put under my dinning table, but the legs of the chairs went right through it because it is wove so loose. I was so excited about this rug because I have a hard time finding one of the size I wanted and with fringe. Sorry, but this is going back. March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what my wife wanted. My wife saw this rug and said it was exactly what we needed. We bought it, it was delivered QUICKLY and it is exactly what my wife expected. Happy wife? Happy me. Excellent all around. March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Value I LOVE these rugs! Please Ballards, don't ever discontinue these. Make them a "Basic". I have looked at similar rugs in other catalogs and Ballards prices absolutely can't be beat! I also have not liked the looks and colors of others as well as these. I was looking for a particular shade of tan and this rug was perfect. I have pets and they can be rather naughty at times. I'm afraid to put down expensive orientals right now but I really liked the looks of these even better. I have fairly formal furniture in my formal living and dining rms. These rugs give them a little more contemporary edge. They actually cleaned up from pet messes & spills easier than I thought they would. After two trips out of town tho & the sitter not arriving in time, we're on our 3rd 8x10 in our LR. The 9x12 in the DR is doing great tho. Can't remember when we bought the 6x9 in the family room, it's been several yrs. since they even made that size, but it still looks good(wish they'd bring that size back). March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous In Every Way I just purchased 2 9x12s (one in natural, one in driftwood), 2 8x10s (one in each tone), a 3x5, and a few runners. I've looked at these rugs and similar rugs for about 2 years now as we planned to purchase a new home. I was worried about everything from color to feel under foot to quality to customer service since I was buying everything via the Internet. Because I relied so heavily on the reviews I made it a point to come back on today and contribute my own. From start to finish this has been an enjoyable experience. Customer service and delivery were both accommodating and they clearly communicated about all delivery aspects (they called the night before with a 4 hour window and then called day of with a 30-40 minute window). Although there was an additional delivery fee that I initially balked at I did understand once they arrived (you will need 2 well-bodied people to carry the larger ones) and they did carry them up to our 2nd story for us. The rugs are FABULOUS. Substantial, incredible quality, gorgeous knobbiness, beautiful tones. I did read other reviews regarding the color waves but is quiet subtle and it makes them feel "real" and not like an imitation of a true jute rug. I got them on sale and I can truly say that I have never seen this sort of quality for this price (and I've become an expert on jute rugs and every store that sells them lol). I didn't pick up on any odd odors and I was impressed that they also included bags for each rug if we ever need to move them. The fringe is a bit wild (and I'm the chick who combs the fringe on oriental rugs) but honestly...I don't even think I will trim them. I have them all paired with white and gray furniture with wood & metal accents and I could not be happier. Impressed to say the least. So happy I took the plunge. February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy on the eyes I chose the driftwood, very happy with how this color blends so well with the floors and furniture. Yes it sheds some - so I first took it outside over the bannister -swacked it then placed it on floor. These are brand new wood floors - so I was looking for a jute rug without latex or other volatile back - this works well. I have adjoining area rugs and furniture holding them in place. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love these. I buy them every year when on sale. We have uneven thresholds between the old house and the new addition. We didn't know what to do short of ripping up the floor, which would have been very expensive. Instead, I put this rug against the threshold and the floor is now even. No one trips and it looks great! Thank you January 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Really like the Thickness Over all I like the rug. It is a great price and really thick, but it does shed. I'm hoping this goes away with time. January 28, 2015
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