The weave of this rug is so tight that it is difficult if something is spelled on it for it to dry quickly. It is a good-looking rug and serves it's purpose well, I wouldn't put it in a space where you are walking without shoes because it's not a comfortable rug, however it works for that purpose I needed to cover my wood floors.
Love these rugs so much that I just ordered my 5th one. Has rubber backing to prevent sliding. Easy to vacuum and care for. AVOID getting wet - natural jute stains.... Also, the beige border is easier to care for than the black. Fibers from the jute get onto the black border and show....not a huge problem, but thought I should mention.
I use this in my living room and I like it a lot, simple, elegant, nicely made and the natural fiber has the advantage of not letting out a lot of fiber and dusty stuff so I dont get to breathe it and vacuum it all the time... Very nice and budget friendly solution... Love the colors and I definitely recommend it, does not need a pad underneath it.
I purchased three of these rugs, two with a red border and one with brown. I've been extremely pleased with all three. They lend a casual elegance to my living room, dining room, and family room. Maintenance is easy, just vacuum. I'm pleased with the quality as well as the price after shopping at local rug stores which quoted prices at least twice what I paid.
I am using this under a dining room table and it looks great. We have a dog, cat and two kids - all of whom seem to walk across the same corner and it has not made any noticeable marks. Vacuums well. Heave and stays in place. Great value.
The rug looked nice in the dining room. It is a good size and is easily cleaned. My grand daughter had an accident with a bowl of strawberries that cleaned up easily with cold water and a white cloth. I did not scotch guard it. My problem is that is has been less than a year and the rubber backing is coming apart. I would not recommend.
I bought his rug for my dingo room after looking at literally hundreds of other rugs. It looks nice and is good quality for the price. I did have to clean a spot and it faded out the color just a bit, so be careful of using spot cleaners on it.