This rug does exactly what I needed it to do. The pictures represented what it looks like, but I was still surprised at the boldness of the pattern. So, be sure it goes with everything else in your room. I needed the rug to withstand cat vomit, and it has already met and passed that test. So well, in fact, that I didn't notice that she'd thrown up under my coffee table until a couple days later. It cleaned easily. She, unfortunately, also likes to sharpen her claws on it, and I've only seen one loose fiber come up. The cat loves the rug more than I do -- I couldn't get her off when I first unrolled it, and now it is her favorite place to sleep. It is comfortable under human feet too. Not too rough. I bought a pad too.