I needed an area rug to place in my dining room that would withstand heavy traffic, possible food spills as well as look good against my hardwood floors. I was apprehensive at first, but figured that I'd take the chance. I'm so happy that I did! The rug looks great and lends an organic, zen-like feel that I really hadn't anticipated when I purchased it. The shipping was remarkable since it arrived a full day before the expected delivery date. Overall, a pretty good deal.