When I ordered this rug I actually thought it was a fabric rug since I have bamboo sheets and towels (love them), and was quite surprised to find it was made from real bamboo slats in the most beautiful colors! I fell in love with the rugs almost immediately, and am very happy with them. I am using one in the kitchen presently. It's very easy to keep clean and quite easy on the feet & legs (was originally afraid it wouldn't provide any cushion). It seems to be very durable as well.