I ordered this rug with some hesitancy as a rug is a bit more difficult to return. However, I was able to unwrap and roll out myself because of the easy packaging and I LOVE the way it looks. I am using it in my den where the regular carpet is in bad shape and no money to replace it for now. It gave a whole new look to the room and I was very pleased. I do not find it that hard on my bare feet at all and see no problems with nicks from the dog's claws either. I am thinking of buying another now.