We recently had oak floors installed as part of a kitchen remodel, and it was recommended that we protect the floor in the main work areas of the kitchen (in front of the fridge, sink, and stove). About 6 weeks ago, I purchased this 8 ft. runner, as well as two matching 4 ft. ones to create a "U" in the main work area. The runners are fairly thick and weighty-not cheap quality. After placing weights on the ends to flatten them from being rolled during shipping, the edges have not rolled, or curled causing any tripping hazards. They have a thin rubber backing so they stay put, which is very nice. The rubber is not abrasive on our new floors, and I didn't need to purchase any additional type of padding. They are sisal, so the texture can be a little rough on bare feet, but they have gotten softer with time and use. I chose the natural fiber rugs because they are easy to clean. I vacuum them regularly, and occasionally take them outside to shake them out. I am confident that, should something spill on them (they are in the kitchen after all), I can take them outside, hose and brush them out and then let them air/sun dry. I couldn't do that with a conventional 8 ft runner. The price for these rugs was very reasonable, compared to anything I could see on line. I came across a 6 ft runner that was very similar (although quite a bit rougher) in a local store that was on sale for $#$@!, but it was the only one they had. Since I had need for a specific size to fit my kitchen, I am very happy with my choice of these rugs. They are exactly what I needed at the right price and good quality.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Needs more detail
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes