Rated 2 out of 5 by displeasedpatron Not as pictured
I was very disappointed to find that the brown and white was much darker, less of a contrast as shown, and almost read grey. It also wasn't as soft as I'd thought it might be. Fortunately, it still worked.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ciaofpk great rug
thick carpet with lots of shedding at first. color and pattern perfect.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Groovygirl1 traditional without being stuffy
I recently purchased the Granada rug in 8X8 size. I had originally thought of buying the 8X10 but within a day that size didnt appear on the website. The square size is new and refreshing.
I ordered the brown. From the picture it looks as if the raised part of the rug is white but in person it is more beige with a brown background.
The rug isnt pilling or shedding after two weeks. Some of the reviews said it sheds but i have not had any of that. It also doesnt smell as others have said.
It is quite cushy when used with a really good rug pad which I had. It lights up my family room really nicely and looks modern in a way which I like. Delivery was by UPS and my sweet UPS man carried it in the front door for me.
This rug would be nice in the round shape as well. I wish Ballard gave more discount codes out and I would be buying more items.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovingthelake Plush!
Love this rug. It is thick and soft. I own a number of wool rugs and this one just feels good when you stand or sit on it. The 8X8 was just the perfect size.
April 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ILoveBlue Nice rug, very soft and pretty, but does shed.
This rug is as pictured in the catalog and on-line. The color is a very pretty blue, a little on the aqua or robin's egg blue side (which is exactly what I wanted) but not so much that it doesn't match other blue shades. It is very plush, even though I forgot to order a rug pad to go under it. I ordered the square size that fits very nicely in front of our brown leather sectional. The brown and blue go together so nicely! I vacuum it with a hand vac because a few of the loops came out right away and I don't want to ruin it. I think I can push them back through. It does shed a lot, but the rug is so beautiful that I can put up with the shedding. Hopefully it will get better. I think shedding is to be expected with a wool rug.
April 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MEinCO Sheds and shreds
I love the unique look of this rug, but after having had it for 6 months (after waiting six months to get it...ridiculous!), it is still shedding like crazy and many of the strands are coming up. It makes me not want to vacuum it, as it seems like it will fall apart, but I have to vacuum it because it is sheds like crazy.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bfoy I LOVE!
We just received this rug (brown color) earlier this week, and it is so beautiful! It is thick yet soft and the pattern is stunning. I have a large dog (english mastiff) and so far I believe it will hold up to even him. I will update if anything changes but as of right now...I LOVE!
April 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ballarddesignjen Love This Rug
I love this rug. It looks great in our bar area.It is very soft and handles daily traffic. The only complain I have about it is that it sheds quite a bit.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by localchapter More stunning when it arrived.
Our Granada rug is perfect for our master bath.
Colors and quality perfect.
Soft under the feet.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by adrienne312 Beautiful Rug!
I bought this rug after finding it and seeing that it had an 8x8 size. The price was perfect, it arrived quickly and it looks perfect in my home! Thanks to Ballard Designs for offering this product!
March 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosebud3 Nice quality & in the size I needed.
Excellent for the money. Plush and durable. Highly recommend.
February 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by stcsmith Pretty but sheds!!
Like the last review, I loved the rug, but it sheds all over the place.
January 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rugreview Looks great but shedding is ridiculous
I have a hard time finding rugs that I like, and I instantly fell in love with this one. I recommend you zoom in on the picture on-line, or order a swatch, because it is "nubbier" than it looks in the picture, but I found that to be a positive, as it gives it a more unique look.
All that said, the shedding is just absurd. I can't believe some reviewers say they haven't seen any shedding, unless we just got a lemon. It's not the typical shedding that is normal for wool rugs, it's much worse. It does not ball up like I'm used to seeing.. it's just stray pieces of wool that stick to everything - I mean clothes, toys, etc. I even have to vaccuum the vaccuum after using it b/c the wool threads are all over it. I've gotten to the point that I've warned visitors who sit on it that they should be prepared to use a lint brush afterwards. I hesitate to return it because I really do love it other than the shedding, but I may just have to do that if it doesn't get better soon (we're going on two months of dealing with this).
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HillgateRoses Beautiful rug-great quality!
The photo of this rug does not do it justice. The rug is very thick and absolutely stunning. It was delivered early too-just in time for the holidays.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by awakencenter Lovely rugs for our healing center!
Spa Blue and Gold are the perfect serene colors for our waiting rooms. We bought two round rugs and they compliment the look and feel of our center beautifully!
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jvera01 Beautiful, soft rug!
We love this rug! It's extremely thick and soft underfoot. The measurements are true to size. It's in our kitchen, and even in that high-traffic area, I haven't seen any pilling. Love it!
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mpyat Love this rug - very highend
We purchased the blue color in a 9x12 size. It's a beautiful rug - thick and looks very expensive. A great value for the price. I have not found any shedding as some of the previous reviews state.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VictorianHippie Fab Rug!
We absolutely love this rug! It is clearly of high quality and very stylish.
January 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dssote nice design, but sheds more than expected
We like the rug. We don't love it, but we like it well enough. It's got a good thickness to it, and the design is pleasant. One complaint is that it sheds more than a cat in the spring time, ok, maybe not that much, but it does shed much more than expected. Hopefully, this will stop eventually after enough use and vacuuming, but for now, there are fairly large hair balls (wool nests) that appear at least a couple times each day.
Still, it's a nice rug. It's very comfortable to lie down on, for example. It's nice and welcoming in our little living room.
November 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by joanneb Nice looking rug; poor quality
Although this rug looks exactly as I had expected, I am only giving 3 stars as it is already starting to come apart. Many loose threads can be seen and when vacuuming, the cleaner gets filled with lint every time! I don't think the quality is up to par and fear that this rug will start to look shabby in 6 months....I had to cut many long threads already after only a month
October 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pinkposie A truly beautiful rug!
I purchased two 12' runners for a long hallway in the brown/ivory color palette. They are substantial, durable and beautiful. Saved money too as I thought I would have to purchase a custom carpet for the length of the hallway. Ballards offered 12' lengths other vendors do not. Have always been more than satisfied with the quality and decorating options offered by Ballards. Wonderful additions to my home!
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyOkie I Love this Rug!!!
The quality is great. Very thick and soft underfoot. The only thing I would say is the color is more a light baby blue instead of spa blue. The design is great and I would purchase again. We are using under dining table.
September 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
by calcoastal Very pretty rug, good quality
This rug looks expensive and is a good value. It's also very comfortable to walk on.
However, as another reviewer noted, the brown color is darker than it looks online and is brown and tan rather than brown and white. I'm still unsure if I'm going to keep it or return it (rolling it up and returning it is going to be a huge pain) so I'm going to give it a few more days.
Most likely I will exchange it for the Tabitha rug which is a much more traditional style/pattern. The 8x10 granada rug has a very large graphic look to it and because of that I think it looks better in the smaller sizes. Check out the picture and let me know what you think!
Either way I still love Ballard! I've been happy with their products overall and will certainly buy again!
August 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ldfan Love the rug but horrible smell
I ordered samples before purchasing and ordered the rug in blue. It came much earlier than expected. I love the look and feel of the rug. It is a great value. It looks great in front of my ballards purchased Louis cane daybed. The only reason I would not recommend it is because it has a strong chemical odor. I live in a small apartment in new York so it isn't possible for me to air it outside. I really hope the odor will fade soon so I don't have to return it. I have had it about two weeks and the odor is still strong.
August 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Angedee The rug is just OK
The construction looks like it is quality but didn't care for the coloring at all. I ordered the brown and it appears that it is brown and white but it's really brown and tan. Didn't care for the looped stitching either. I'm returning it.
July 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Elegant and beautiful
This rug delivered by adding the elegant class that my piano room needed. Plush and beautiful! Very satisfied customer.
May 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by amy1 favorite rug ever!
I recently purchased this rug to put in my bedroom. I could not be more pleased with the quality, color and thickness of this rug.. Incredibly well made and very soft to walk on.. I love this rug! I am now going to buy another one for my bedroom.. It's a great rug..
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by catgirl Stunning rug!
I have this in my living area and it looks like a very expensive rug. I am going to order a runner for the foyer!
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamNana Rug looks much more expensive
We put this runner in a long hallway. It looked great with the tiles and it is extremely appealing. Much more so in person! Very well made and has an expensive look. We are very pleased with this purchase!!!
April 19, 2012