Overall, I think the rug is very well made and it is beautiful. It looks to be extremely durable and hopefully will last a long time. The only thing I would mention is that perhaps it should be stated in the product description that it has a cloth backing instead of a non-skid backing. I got this rug through Donor's Choose and I might have included a non-skid mat in the proposal to make sure the rug didn't slide when the students were moving across it. We really do love it though!!