This is a fine rug for the money. Its rubber backing provides stability, while its natural fabric lends a contemporary air of tranquility and lightness. I placed it in a family room with a dark walnut wood floor. The transformation was immediate -- from heavy to light. As one reviewer said, it adds a Zen-like quality. The down side of this rug is that it stains. Some lighter stains did come up with help from cleaners. However, be prepared to replace the rug after some period of time, depending on your use. Overall, I would buy again -- for the third time.