This rug is very nice looking--exactly what I was expecting. I have it located in my dining room, which is a reasonable use--I'm glad it's not somewhere I walk on with barefeet more regularly because it's definitely prickly. My only issue, which I'm hopeful will resolve, is the very pronounced crimping where the rug was rolled. It's been rolled out about three weeks and still no change--my next move is to roll it in the reverse direction for a few days and see if that makes it settle better. Customer service recommended I stretch it and lay something heavy, and offered to send carpet tape, but I really don't think that's going to do the trick.