I purchased this rug as a natural fiber replacement for my old synthetic braided beige tweed rug under the dining room table. It's perfect: a warmer, richer color, wider so it's still under the chairs when they're pulled out comfortably from the table, and - so far, at least - not appealing to my cat in terms of clawing. My only wish is that it would be available in a size to fit under my kitchen table as well. (You can find the other sizes by typing into the OverStock search box: braided bleached natural jute rug.) Thanks again, OverStock!