The rug looks exactly as it's pictured online. It's sturdy and heavy enough to stay in place, but we got a rug pad to help keep it in place as well as pad the floor. Rugs of similar style and size typically run into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars. We don't live in Snootyville or make big oil money; we actually work hard for a living so we see no reason to spend hard earned money on a rug just because we have tile floors. This rug is very nice and will stand up to 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and daily adult workouts in front of the t.v.
We bought this to put on our brick floor under a rug in our daughter's room. It made the rug fun to play on with the nice cushioning. So much better than the waffle style we had before. Good quality. We have another in our living room and it has held up well with heavy foot traffic.
There's not much to say about a rug pad other than it is thick, doesn't move & it does the trick. It definitely makes my low pile rug more cushy & comfortable to sit on. I will note however that it cannot be cut with a scissor as noted in the description. You will need something stronger to trim it but I am still very satisfied with this purchase,
I did not have any of the odour problems with this product that similar reviews mentioned. It provides an excellent base for my area rug, has not moved a millimetre in any direction despite it being in a high traffic area. I did need to cut off a strip that was about 2 inches at one end, tapering down to about 1 inch where it was slightly larger than my 8 x 10 area rug. But who's to say the area rug was the exact dimensions either ? It was difficult to trim due to the denseness of the material but my husband finally found a pair of tin snips which did the job. Overall, a very satisfactory purchase.
This is a very good mat, and worth the investment. I could tell the difference in my newly purchased rug that it gave it a more cushioned feel. It is very heavy, and feels even heavier as it grabs the floor and sticks to it while you are trying to arrange it in the best position. One thing I did: Before laying your rug on top of it: Get on hands and knees, and slowly spread out all the little folds and wrinkles until it is lying flat. When lying your rug: My rug is a 6 x 9. If your rug is smaller than the rug pad as mine is, I suggest lying it over one corner of the mat. This way, you have a straight edge to line it up, and you are cutting the mat from the other two sides. With the additional mat that I have leftover, I have stored it and plan to use it underneath a carpet runner one day! One more tidbit: Once it has been laid, it is not going anywhere. I left a little bit to be seen (as I was alone in doing this) and it is a hard job to re-position your rug (again, because of the gripping effect of the rug pad). That said, if you have a willing helper, take it!
Provides a nice padding for our area rugs and keeps them in place. If you spill something on the rug and it bleeds through to this padding it doesn't leak through and damage your hardwood floors because of the rubber backing on the rug pad. Worth the money.