I would have ticked 4.5 if it was possible. This rug is under our breakfast room table and next to the dogs' dishes and is holding up well so far, but it has only been a couple weeks. The color contrast is dramatic which my 24 year daughter does not like, saying she thinks it belongs in the Forum not a 21st century breakfast room, but I got it to hide food and paw marks.....and it is working. It is thin, but feels decent on bare feet and cleans up easily. A good buy for the cost and purpose.