Timely shipped in excellent shape. Doesn't need non-slip pad underneath; I have it on a new wood floor. The color is vibrant and joyful. Pattern hides dirt, lint, etc :>D Background is definately teal. The reds are true. Nice thickness w/o a pad. I'm a bodyworker, and use it w/a rolling chair as well as standing/moving. I thought it might be a little more than what I wanted to pay, but have decided it's a bargain compared to others!!