These rugs are excellent for entryways and heavy traffic areas. I do recommend the rubber backing to decrease sliding, but these rugs are very trendy and have a touch of elegance; yet versatile and durable. I use them indoors especially since we are having a terribly snowy/icy winter in the south, but I plan to purchase more around the patio and pool area. These can be washed and scrubbed without worry of damage to threading. I have since purchased 3 more am love them all!