I purchased two of these rugs to spruce up my outdoor patio. I love the neutral color of the rug and the pattern adds a lot of style to the space. The rugs laid flat almost instantly, and after weighing down the corners for a few hours, they looked perfect. While our patio is covered, it does get several hours of intense afternoon sun. I've only had the rugs for a few weeks, but so far they are holding up well. In fact, I like them so much that I ordered the bigger size for an adjacent patio!