I bought this rug because I wanted a bamboo rug where I can easily sweep pet hair off, but also wanted something colorful for the room. The colors on this are really beautiful, not over-saturated but understated. You won't mistake it for a real oriental rug, but it's pretty and does a nice job of protecting hardwood floors. The reason I'm only giving 4 stars is because upon unwrapping the rug from the plastic mailer, there was a very strong chemical smell to it. It only took a few days for the smell to go away, but it was pretty off-putting up until then.