I wanted to buy a cute little bamboo mat for my living room. However, the mat had would meld with the texture of my hardwood floors. The problem is - when removing it from the packaging, you find the mat is very shiny. I took some sandpaper to dull down the patina, and now it blends in nicely with the surface of my floors. It's thinner than I thought it would be, but it's fine. It also depends on what your decor is like. In the wrong home, this mat could look cheap. But if you like a little whimsy, in the right corner - it could add a nice touch. Considering how little I paid, the value is decent.