This was my first Overstock purchase and I am glad my husband talked me into it. It is gorgeous, the red is really red, not burgundy, not rust. And true, classy reds are hard to find in rugs. We have 3 red leather couches that look terrific with this rug over our hardwood floors. The other colors (light browns, tans, taupes, creams, even a bit of a subtle grey-green) are truly satisfying. The size is wonderful, it makes the room. I am buying glass tables (coffee, end, etc.) now because I don't want to cover this rug up. I bought the pad for underneath and it does not need it, the rug is a great thickness and quality. You will be pleased, as the other reviewers mentioned. The reviews are what made me take the plunge to purchase.