I ordered this rug for my entranceway. I am used to ordering wool rugs of a higher quality but this rug will get a lot of wear and tear so I didn't want to invest in a more expensive rug that will just get ruined after a year or two. The rug is a bit thinner than I expected and the backing is very rough.I bought a high quality pad (cost almost as much as the rug!) to protect the hardwood flooring underneath the rug. The rug is, however, very attractive and looks great on the floor. I have even received a few compliments.