I initially ordered a different natural/jute rug but that one ended up outside on the lanai. This rug looked like a much more expensive rug that I almost paid 3x as much for and it had the "beachy" theme I was going for in my decor. It appears well-made and I love the blue banded accent. It really gives the rug an expensive look. The rug is a little over 1/4 inch thick and is very soft. I love it!