We got this rug about a month ago for our highly trafficked entry way and it's perfect. The weave pattern is subtle but very nice, and the jute is much softer than some rugs I've tried. It's gotten a little less bright and a little softer over the weeks we've had it, and it's a great effect. I've only had to give it a little "haircut" once -- but we have a dog, so that's probably the culprit of the snag. Great, neutral but fun rug for inside or out.