This rug arrived within 3 days of ordering--Overstock has always been fantastic about quick delivery. There was no odor at all, as some people talk about with area rugs. It is nice and thick, even without a pad underneath. The colors are very true to the picture. We have had the rug for two weeks now and it is almost flat. It will take a while to work out the "wrinkles" but it's just about there. I looked at other area rugs at local stores and this is by far a better quality rug than other ones I looked at that cost much more. I would definitely recommend it.