This rug was purchased to be used in our dining room. With a baby, I wanted something that would be easy to clean. The rug looks like it's meant for indoor use and is very soft to walk on. It has a bit of texture to it, but it's easy to walk on and move chairs on. Our cats don't seem to scratch on it like our wool rugs. The only downside has been the smell. It had a very strong odor when we first got it, sort of like cheap carpeting. That's dissipating, though, and I figured we got what we paid for. Overall, it's a great value.