The rug arrived in great condition and although heavy was easy to unfold and lay on the floor. It had a nice soft feel. However, the colors were not even close to those in the picture. They are more creams and browns and the squares are a light dull blue. I put this rug in a room that was too small for it. The squares in the pattern need a larger space so you don't feel like you are living on top of a checker board. the colors in the stripes on either side of the squares are not the same color pattern either. This rug was too busy for me, the wrong colors, and it would be great in a very large play room.