I received this rug, opened the package.... and the color was SO RED that it stopped traffic for a 15 mile radius. We nicknamed this rug "Fraggle Rug" because it looks like a giant Muppet hide. The picture is NOT representative of the actual color whatsoever. It is red, red, RED, red..... Although, the texture was soft and smooth, just like a Fraggle, I imagine. I do not recommend this color unless you are shooting a 70's adult movie or are color blind. I gave it a 2 because, like I said, it was very soft and smooth, but there is not one place on this planet for an electric red rug of this caliber, unless you want to pimp your fire truck.