For the price and size of this rug, there is no better. I spent quite a bit of time looking around on the internet and in stores. I needed to cover a large area so that my dog didnt have such a hard time maneuvering the hardwood floors. I love this rug. I didnt notice any smell as some of the other people had commented. The rug was delivered very quickly, but thank goodness I was home when the deliveryman showed, as I doubt I would have been able to get the rug in my car if I had to go and pick it up at the shipping center. I actually enjoy the texture under my feet. It can easily be walked on with bare feet. The only complaint I have so far is that Im having a difficult time getting the end of the rug to lie flat after it had been unrolled. I suspect that with time this will work itself out. All in all, I definitely am happy about this purchase.