I needed an inexpensive natural fiber runner for my overworked kitchen and this fits the bill perfectly. I have two dogs, two cats and a very messy husband and it is holding up wonderfully and won't cost a fortune when it will need to be replaced.
This is a true Sisal rug, and is a good quality! I had noticed some comments about the rug being rough to walk on, which made me think it was more rough than normal but when I received it (and walked on it) it was actually a little softer than a normal Sisal. Anyway, what I think is that some of these people don't know that Sisal is a type of natural material that is naturally slightly rough...that is just what Sisal is! Having said that, this is no more rough than any Sisal I've ever walked on, and it's actually a little smoother to me. I think most of these people have never had a Sisal before!
The Beige Seagrass Runner (2'6x10') is a fantastic buy. I was looking for a simple runner for my entry hallway that prevented sandy shoes from tracking into my beach house. This is such a sturdy rug. I'm extremely happy with it. When I first unrolled it I was anticipating that it would take a day or so before it laid flat on the floor. Surprisingly, it just flattened out immediately and fit into place. It doesn't slide around. Its also very sturdy. Tight weave, solid border, and an attractive chevron weave pattern. Basically, I would have been happy with a simple, non-descript look, but, as friends and family entered my new home, many of them commented on what a nice rug it was. This product definitely met my expectations.
I purchased this runner for a galley kitchen in a condo we do not live but recently remodeled. It sits in top of a very light colored ceramic tile. Sisal has a tough and scratchy feel but it works well in my space and the natural color flows with the light airy decor. It arrived as expected and I very pleased with my purchase.
I bought this for my front hall, I like it because it is wider than the normal 2 foot runner, it is a typical natural sisal. I liked it enough to order one for my kitchen in front of the sink, between the island cabinets and the sink. It is so inexpensive that I figure if I get something on it, I can order another!! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the fibers are so young that they are on the greenish side. But, I can live with that for the price!