I found it pretty hard to find a runner in these specs that I really liked. The rubber on the bottom helps it stay in place, it lays flat*, and it's really nice quality. *If you get it wet, the fabric trim buckles and gets a little wavy. That's the only reason I only have it 4 stars...I would have hoped it stayed in shape even if it got damp.
I bought this rug for my waterfront second home. I was looking for something natural. This fits the bill. It looks great under my kitchen table. It's got a nice rubber back, so I did not use a rug pad. Good quality for the price and it arrived quickly.