This rug looks and feels very good. It is thinner than I expected. This is because the rows of cotton "fingers" are spaced too far apart, in my opinion. You do see the backing of this rug as the shag is pushed to one side or the other. However. I and my husband are very satisfied with the rug and the cost is great. We are using it as a central rug in our master bath, and it is working very well for that purpose. I already spilled some powder blush on it, and I was very relieved when it cleaned up easily with soap and water.