Like the carpet, very plush no need to get the carpet pad with this one. The colors in this rug are chocolate, ivory, & a gentle lime green. Was expecting that from what I read in other reviews. First day it had the new carpet smell which went away after 1 day. The cats have rubbed on the rug and it sheds a bit but thankfully the texture is not something that attracts their claws. Its been a week now with few to no cat scratching incidents. Overall good buy.