I bought this rug as a temporary piece for use in a high-traffic area. It arrived so promptly that it literally took me by surprise! It was nicely rolled and well wrapped. I was happy to see how flat it lay upon initial roll out. Just a little curl on one end. With a couple scatter rugs to hold it down, it should be perfect in a day or two. To my sense, this rug has a pleasant texture, not luxurious, but not harsh and cheap. It seems to be well constructed, as my little dog immediately began to roll and scratch on it, and you would never know her nails had touched it. In fact, it's been walked on all afternoon and there is no trace of footprints or use. I'm happy with the resilience factor - as is - but even more so with the addition of a thin waffle-type rubberized mat under it. Of course, the thicker and richer the underlayment, the more luxurious the whole effect would be. The colors were very accurately depicted on my monitor. Focus on the thumbnails, since the optical saturation of a 6'x9' image will be more intense when scaled down to fit on a computer screen. Hence, the overall effect is slightly more muted than one might expect. There is a rather strong chemical smell, but it should dissipate with time. I'm OK with paying $189 for this rug, because the design and colors are important to me; and the overall construction and quality are reasonable for a rug in this range. ( I was also out of "shopping" time for this project!). If price is a major factor in your decision, I'd wait until Overstock offers a better deal. Overall, this is a fair value for a non-wool rug of this size.