I really love this rug. I bought this rug because I have expensive wood floors and there are two areas in the house I needed extra protection from dirt and scratches. I use it at the front entryway because I have two pets, a dog and two cats. When the go in and out, I use it to clean their feet (particlarly on a bad-weather day) so they don't tromp water and dirt all over the house. What was really great was how easy it is to clean. You just wipe it up or use a regular mop and it comes right off. And, it is very attractive as a contrast and accent in the entryway. The second rug I use in my home office. I have an office chair with wheels and the 'Tropical Leaf' Bamboo Rug protects the floor from scratches. If you have carpet, it is even better because it is easy to roll around in your chair, the sizes are perfect and I like it much better than what I have seen at home office stores. It really is an attractive and functional rug.