This rug is wonderful! It's very soft and plush even without any extra padding under it. My only complaint is it's so shaggy that you can loose things it in! It's really only an issue if you have little kids who like to play with small toys or coins. Also the only other negative is that it doesn't work with my Roomba, the shag is too long. BUT I would buy this rug again, it gives my kids a soft area to play on in a house with all hardwoods.