I LOVE this rug! It arrived wrapped in heavy plastic on our doorstep only 3 days after I ordered it. It's quite thick and the colors are pretty close to what's shown in the photo. As others have noted, there is some extremely pale green in the border, but it's so neutral that you don't see it. You could, of course, bring out the color by adding jade accents in the room, but if that's not what you want, don't worry about the border color--won't interfere with any decorating color choices. Because other people complained about the fluff coming off the new rug, the first thing I did when I opened it was vacuum it with my Dyson DC-14 (my first-ever purchase from Overstock), and sucked up a lot of fluff. So far I think that's taken care of the problem. I ordered a pad for under the rug, but I don't really think it's necessary. The cotton canvas backing doesn't slide at all on our new hardwood floor. We get so many comments on the beauty of the rug--you won't go wrong with this one--it's one heck of a deal--great quality, fast service.