I bought this rug to use in our kitchen. We have a black and white kitchen with a slate colored countertop. This rug matches so well and is low maintenance. Everyone uses the kitchen door to enter the house, so we get a lot of traffic through there. I used to vacuum our old rug a few times a day. This rug does not require daily vacuuming, which is huget! Also, my dog loves to sprawl out on it while I am making dinner. Great rug!!