Saw the great reviews, found a $100 off coupon online & bought a 9x12 seagrass rug, with the checkerboard weave. I'm a bit picky & particular but was blown away by the fast delivery & packaging. And when I opened the rug... WOW! Gorgeous! Super high quality that I haven't found in any local retail stores. In fact this is replacing a Target rug that began falling apart in 3 months. The weave is thick & sturdy and will last for years. It instantly gave my family room wood floors instant warmth & a contemporary styling. A great foundation for new furniture coming next. The rug is a a medium sage-straw color, it goes great with many colors The backing has non-slip built-in & does not have that weird rubber smell some other brands do. I did buy a pad anyway & it too is great quality. Rug has a clean, grass smell that is barely detectable & will dissipate in time. Love this so much, going to buy for other rooms. I do want to mention it is very nubby on bare feet which I don't mind, but if want smoother, there are other weave patterns. I just love my first purchase!