The rug arrived securely wrapped within days of placing the order. The quality appears excellent; it is approximately one-half inches thick and there was very little shedding after vacuuming. Actual rug colors vary slightly from the online photos. The pale blue at the top of the photo is a silver grey; the blue near the bottom is a pale gray- green. The rug is beautiful under contemporary furniture on wood flooring. I am delighted with the overall shopping experience.