Great rug for the price.I was looking for a large area rug for our living room but did not want to spend more than $200. We have a 1 yr. old so I didn't want to worry every time he spilled milk or juice or crumbs, etc. on it, but wanted something a little softer for him to play on other than our hardwood floors. I also wanted something to cushion the "blows" from him throwing/banging his toys. And, when he is older I want to go back to hardwood (or invest in a quality rug) and do not want to feel bad about throwing this one out or moving it to the basement.This rug is perfect. It's very thin and we did not put a rug pad under it, but that might make it a little softer. Other than the thinness, the rug is very nice looking and protects our hardwood floors.Also, like some previous reviews, the color is darker than the picture. More of a yellowy taupe than ivory, but it's still a pretty rug. The edges stay flat and don't curl and the smell was gone within 24 hours.