I bought this rug after doing a lot of research. I had read that indoor/outdoor rugs held up for high traffic areas and were most suitable for pets and children. I loved the design, read great reviews and purchased this rug to put in front of the fireplace. This area is not a "high traffic" area, and although we have 2 dogs, the arms chairs and coffee take up most of the rug so they don't have much to walk/lay on. It has been 2.5 weeks and the rug is falling apart...there are pulls everywhere and although I have cut them they keep coming up and get larger. This is the very first poor review I have written, but I feel very strongly about this. Do not waste your money on this item.