This rug is a really cute *stylized* cowhide rug. I had originally planned to put this in my front entryway, but it would *not* have held up due to its flimsy nature and its casual construction and design. NOTE the thickness from the description...it's really almost like a furry, slightly thicker chamois cloth. The rug is virtually impossible to vacuum with a regular sweeper...it gets sucked right in if you're not careful!!! It's saving grace: it's really CUTE. I moved it into a few different rooms and it really worked in my young boys' bedroom as an accent rug. It could give a theme room (e.g. farm or cowboy) a real punch!! The price is WAAAY too high for the quality, but I took a loss and kept it because it is a neat conversation piece.