This is a very nice rug and the quality is excellent. It is on par with this type of rug you can get from **** for double the money. The grey is very warm and lovely. I have it on my entry against grey slate floors and it looks very elegant. It's thick pile so you won't need a rug pad. I just have non-slip rug mats underneath. My kids came walked over it with super dirty rain boots and I just let it dry and vacuumed the dirt off. Can't even see a spot anymore.
My rug arrived in three days. I am so pleased with it. The color is as pictured online and it is a rich quality looking rug. The color will work as a neutral color and blend with a lot of colors. The center of the tone on tone looks variegated.