We absolutely love the look of this rug! It adds a unique feel to our dining room. The way the bursts are raised is a great bonus. We have cats and they don't mess with the bursts, however, the rug does collect cat hair pretty bad. It's hard to keep it clean because we don't want to use our vacuum in fear that it will tear out the bursts. I've just been using my hand held pet hair remover for now until we find a better method. Overall, I feel that the look of the rug is worth the extra work to keep it clean. Great buy!!