I read the reviews on this rug and was a little scared to purchase it. Some reviews were good, some bad and the overall consensus was that the rug is not cream colored and is not thick. However at one hundred thirty dollars it was a steal. It shipped quickly and when I got it I was very pleased. I needed two rugs for my new home. I got this one and the other colored one of this same brand. Both look really nice. I love the deap reds and I like how this one is a little muted so that it doesn't draw all your attention when you walk into the room. The color is a bit golden, especially with the lights bright. I still think it looks lovely and it's quite soft. Not too thick and that's fine with me. You can NOT see through it, it's a great rug. I've purchased the Better Homes and Gardens rugs of the same size from Wall mart and while those ones are priced well, they are made with loops that snag easily and I found they just don't stand up to kids and pets. This one is doing just fine. I'm very happy.