I knew from the description it was going to be thick but I didn't quite imagine how thick. It is about 3-4" thick which is great if you shake it out to have it all stand up and look great but the second you walk on it the long pieces of yarn lay flat in every direction so it gets a lumpy texture. It is wool so my shaking sends little bits of fluff everywhere. It is in the guest room so it looks really nice and the dogs keep trying to lay on it but in reality it is going to be tough to manage. Actually vacuuming it is a challenge and small toys, jewelery and such might be lost for a while. So, pretty when fluffed but it won't stay that way unless it doesn't get used at all.