We bought this rug in an 8x10 and 5x7 for our family room. It looked great with our furniture and cherry hardwood. BUT.... the sweeping is a nightmare. I couldn't figure out how so much dust/dirt was being tracked into our home when my brother mentioned that this rug crushes under foot. It would not be a problem outdoors, but indoors I was having to sweep THREE times a day -gets worse with wear as fibers break down. We moved the rugs outdoors to see if we noticed a difference and it was a dramatic change. I like softer rugs in the house too as the dog and kids don't like sitting on the hard floor.