This rug is course but does it's job. I do not have this rug directly outdoors but just inside the the screen door in the small screened entry before the house stelel door. So I do not know how this would hold up in the elements since mine in protected. We live in a 2nd story condo - with outside entry - this mat grabs and debris before entering the condo - but is also a cheery surprise that greets any visitor that comes to the door. It's colors are vibrant and welcoming. Works great for me!