I usually do not write reviews but one review by an interior designer on this product helped me decide on buying it so I wanted to return a favor. This was my second set of rugs from Overstock. They were very gracious to give me a full refund on the first return and not charge me shipping, which is why I am a return customer and believer in Overstock. Back to the rugs: Great product!!!! No need for mat under rug to cushion it. Note to all those searching for cushy rugs, make sure you buy one with a pile of 0.7 or higher. This rug is a 0.7 and so cushy. The colors are vibrant, the picture doesn't even begin to do them justice. I bought two, one for dinning and one for living room which are pretty much in the same space but separated by columns. I just love these rugs so much I am rumbling. I hope this helps someone out there shopping. Definitely Alliyah rugs are the way to go as stated by 'the interior designer'