I needed a rug pad for my 6' X 9' Indian Kilim rug. There was no size that matched my rug, so I had to cut the pad to fit. It was easy to trim with regular scissors and did not leave bits of fiber or residue on the floor. It did not have a smell although I did leave it out overnight to air before placing my rug over it. It holds the rug in place perfectly and is comfortable to walk or sit on. The price is very reasonable for this size. I would definitely buy this brand again for future area rugs.