I bought this rug 4 years ago in 8ft by 10ft for the large loungeroom in our new house with floorboards. The grey and green colours are much more narrow and subtle than in the close up - it still looks like 90% seagrass colour. The black border has kept its colour but the stitching is understandably starting to fray. After 4 years of constant traffic from large dogs walking through, 2 babies who became toddlers, 4 separate lots of builders renovating, the rug still looks great. It has only been professionally cleaned once, otherwise a simple vacuum every 2-3 days or a wipe down of big stains suffices. I plan to buy two more once we finish our home improvements, cannot rate highly enough.