I chose this rug to go under our dining table and to protect the wooden floor. I wanted a polypropylene indoor/outdoor rug that could easily be vacuumed and even scrubbed if needed, with a nice flat weave. You might expect that it would be rough and have a plastic feel, but it's quite soft and doesn't feel cheap. The pattern is not too busy and the colour is like a faded-denim blue with hints of aqua. Our house is a 1930's era Queenslander so I like that this is a bit art-deco in style.