I purchased a smaller version of this rug about 2 years ago. I use it under the dining table. Although we use the table daily the rug looks brand new. I ordered this larger one for the main living area because I know the rug will hold up to traffic and the color hides tracked in grass, dust etc.. It arrived promptly, I unrolled it and put it down. Didn't even need to encourage it to lay flat. very pleased.