I really relied on other written reviews before I purchased this rug (not only in the 2X12 size, but also the 8X10 and 6X9 size). The quality is excellent ~ nice tight weave and very thick! I was also thrilled to find a runner rug that was more than 8 feet long! The colors are rich ~ nice cinnamon browns, creams and olives. And I bought all three rugs for the cost of an 8X10 wool rug from other retail outlets! I'm very pleased with the rugs and the great service Overstock.com delivers!