We installed this as the runner on our stairwell. It is not ultra plush, but it's plush enough for a stairway runner, and the colors are awesome. We needed a carpet that would be "cat friendly" i.e. can take stains well and maybe a little wear & tear. We've had this carpet installed since Nov. 2014 and it is perfect - you can't see one scratch from the cats (and I KNOW they're scratching it!), and even if there were stains, I don't think you would be able to see them. Highly recommend!