Very nice quality rug, this is definitely nice and thick and is dense enough that it doesnt show wear. The pile doesnt crush under foot. Great rug, definitely more towards the color black than it is towards the color gray, but it is not solid black either...it has some tones to it that you could call charcoal. Works great with my existing charcoal/tan/black/white rug in my living room even though overall it is darker.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes