This is the best rug ever for high traffic areas and the color is fantastically neutral. I have hardwood floors and need to cover them so my dogs don't slip and hurt themselves (me too). The edges lie perfectly flat so no tripping. I had Stanford in four rooms and needed to replace all because it of natural dog disaster. Sadly, no Stanford was to be found. I replaced Stanford with more expensive rugs from a different source and have been nostalgic for Stanford ever since. Stanford was superior in every way. Years later, dog disaster struck again. Even though Stanford is not the same as the other rugs in the room, it is my first choice for replacement because it is the best rug ever. I am so happy to see Stanford back in stock. The quality and price make Stanford my first choice for the high traffic areas in my house. Love Stanford!