THIS rug is absolutely one of the best purchases I have ever made at Overstock!! It is from a very prestigious line known for their quality rugs. There is lots of attention to detail as well as great color contrast . Its pile is plush and dense and there is no need for a rug pad. It weighs over 126 lbs., and I was able to unfold it and place in my living room by myself. It is perfect with my transitional decor and I am very happy with my purchase! It looks just as good and even better than some similar rugs I have seen for considerably more money. One cannot go wrong with this rug. Thanks, O!!