I replaced a ***** seagrass rug with this one. ***** doesn't have this size and its a bit cheaper here too. Its also thicker and has a soft backing, ***** rug is just rubber on the back and if it gets wet, it comes off and sticks to your floor. It looks great! Seagrass rugs actually do have a grassy smell when new, which I like. But it does fade if you don't like it. It was delivered within a couple of days, I wasn't planning on it coming so soon! Very happy with it.