I bought this rug to protect the living room carpeting in front of my sofa, a high-traffic area. I love the gentle blend of earthy beige/sand, neutral colors with hints of red. The rug is relatively heavy, thus plushy. It vacuums well and requires no grip when placed on carpet. I've also had no issues with cleaning out spot stains. The only challenge I had with this rug is that it initially shedded for a few weeks, which required frequent vacuuming. For the price, however, you can't compare the quality.