We purchased this for our playroom. It is very bright and soft in real life, with a great rubber backing so it doesn't slip. It is very thin, which we expected and is clear from the description- but if you are looking for a thick, plush rug, this would not be a good choice. It has an interesting texture (looped) and it obviously a synthetic fabric, but it doesn't look cheap or plastic-like in the room. Cleans easily and hides dirt pretty well, lays flat enough to build block towers and train tracks, colorful and fun without being too childish, so overall it has worked well for our needs!