I chose this scale for its good looks, and the fact that it lets my blue pearl granite bathroom floor show through. In fact, it is virtually invisible, and truly takes up very little space. And, it displays the weight after you either step off or remove an item you are trying to weigh (think suitcases!) so that you can see the final weight even if it is not visible during the weighing process. Just be sure to set it to pounds, not kilos!