I purchased this rug for my eating nook, an area which gets chilly and where I often serve the grandkids. I needed some warmth and wanted something that looked good and would still look good with the inevitable messes young children make. The size is just right, for my 36" table and 4 chairs. It is just right colored, to hide the crumbs! It is so light weight and easy for even me, to move around and pick up when the floor needs cleaning under it. Mine lays just right and needs no extra pad. And while I spent 4 hours shopping for this item on line, (it was my first on line purchase) I had not even come close to finding any other appropriate rug in the many weeks before. Yup, it is just right! Thanks Overstock, for making it so easy. I will be back.