Good Questions: Tips for Jute Rug?

Good Questions: Tips for Jute Rug?

I've got my eye on Ballard Designs' Coventry Jute Rug for our living room, in either brown or natural. Anyone have experience with this rug? Ballard doesn't offer swatches for this rug and I haven't had luck finding reviews online. I want to make sure it's a quality piece (durability and color) before shelling out the dough for it. Our cat loves to scratch the rug that's in the living room now, so any rug that replaces it will have to withstand kitty's claws. Also, we often eat in the living room; what's the best way to care for jute if something should spill on it? Can Scotchguard be used to protect it? Thanks! Laura

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