This rug is thicker and more plush than I expected - the look and feel of a much more expensive carpet. Best of all, for me, is the fact that the colors are more muted than what the picture on the computer screen showed - just like many of the reviews said when I ordered it. I was a little nervous, as my colors are more in the earth tone range in my house. The red is more of a rusty, soft red, and the little bit of blue is also a grayish blue and not prominent. My room is mainly olive greens and browns, which this rug has plenty of, and now I can bring in a deep reddish rust color with accent pillows. I also like the way the carpet has a vintage look, but not overly so. All in all, a perfect rug in a hard to find category: extra long runners. It is heavy and stays put on my shag carpet.