This doormat is what I expected, except that I have one concern. Since I use this at our back door where we let our dogs in and out I am concerned about them getting their nails caught in the loops. Hopefully this will not be an issue, the loops are very tight, so far there haven't been any problems.
We live in the woods where tracking dirt and mud into the house is a daily issue. Love this rug. It protects floors from water and is easy to clean. After six months of heavy use ours still look new. I wouldn't recommend them for use on wood floors though. The backing could damage the wood.
This was too thick to fit under the crack in the door. So you need to use it outside your door. Because I am in an apartment I need to keep it inside my apartment and I could not swing my door open as it was too thick and the door would catch on it.
Here is what I love about this Door Mat - It fits perfectly on my my door step; the deep brown color is rich and blends well with nature; the mat is very durable yet thin so no need to worry about folks tripping on a thick mat; lastly it looks luxurious ( a better way of saying looks expensive)! I'm thrilled with all of the mentioned features, however the diamond motif does not knock me out; I'd prefer a horizontal/vertical basket weave look instead to go better with my home's interior style which is well crafted contemporary and clean in lines. The diamond pattern is suited better to a more conservative style home. Have to admit though it more than serves it's purpose.
I just received my two rugs and I love the looks of the rugs. The only concern that I do have is bottom part is a knobby rubber material and the knobs are already coming off. Someone also mentioned that the item slides on hardwood and that is true, but it is not as bad as I had expected because they are heavy. Overall, the items are great. I just would have liked the bottom to have been a rubber that gripped more, but they are definitely worth the money in my opinion.
I live in a very windy part of town and the rubber edge on this mat gives it a bit of weight and helps it stay in place. It's easy to pick up and shake clean. The color is unobtrusive. The geometric pattern of the center fits well into my decor. Overall a great purchase.