We had a difficult time finding a 6' round rug that was bright red at a reasonable pricepoint, and this one fit the bill. It feels surprisingly thick, and we put a rug pad under it to keep it from sliding, which added to the thickness. The fibers are a bit course to the touch, but the overall feel is good. We brushed it out with a dog brush when we first got it, and a lot of hair came out. Since then, shedding has not been a really big problem so far. I would recommend this rug.