Softer and silkier than traditional shag rugs made from wool or synthetic fibers. Uniquely luxuriant look and feel due to custom specified blended yarn (50% rayon made from bamboo 50% cotton). Color: Graphite Machine tufted Pile: 50% rayon made from bamboo and 50% cotton Backing: Cotton and natural latex Weight: 4500 g/sm Rug pad recommended Minimal initial shedding is normal. Vacuum regularly. Do not use vacuum with a beater brush unless you can disable the brush or raise it higher than the shag pile because it may snag and pull the long shag tufts. If you cannot disable the beater brush or raise it higher than the shag pile you should only use suction attachments. Professional cleaning is recommended—especially for difficult stains or heavily soiled rugs. If you choose to clean the rug yourself we recommend Host® which is a highly rated dry extraction carpet cleaning system which works very well with all rugs. Clean liquid spills immediately. Blot—do not rub—with a clean dry absorbent cloth. You may spot-clean using a solution of mild dish soap and water but test the solution in a small inconspicuous area of the rug to be sure there is no discoloration.