I bought this rug for our outdoor deck. The color is exactly what I expected and the quality of the rug far exceeds anything I've seen elsewhere for a similar price. It arrived very quickly and even though it didn't lay flat at first, it didn't take long for that to remedy itself. It has gotten rained on---it's under a canopy but when it rains hard it does get wet----and dried very quickly as soon as the weather cleared. Also, it seems to stay put without a pad as is suggested in the ad. Overall, I am very pleased with this rug---it makes our outdoor space much cozier.