Safavieh Heritage Rug - 8' x 8' - Wool - Blue/Gold is rated
Rated 2 out of
Terribly musty with hardened glue balls
Although this rug was beautiful to look at, two of them arrived smelling extremely musty. They also had small (1-3 mm) balls of hardened glue between the backing material and the wool fibers. On one of them I could actually see the white glue chunks where the border of the backing had become unglued. I called Safavieh to voice my concerns but I was merely advised to reorder and to request that the rug be inspected prior to shipping. I ended up ordering and returning 3 of these rugs (two 8 ft square and one 8 ft round). Safavieh should regulate the humidity (and also gluing) conditions for these wool rugs. I ordered several other styles and sizes with mixed results. I ended up keeping seven and returning almost twice that many. I should add that some rugs had no dessicant packets in them; others had only one very small one the size of a sugar packet. If you're patient and lucky enough to acquire one in good condition, these rugs are nice looking and a good value.
Date published: 2021-03-24