We needed a carpet for the playroom, something that could withstand food spills, thorough wear and tear especially as our 2 year old is always playing in that room. We found a well priced mat for 19$ on sale from Home Essentials at Kmart(5x6), Burgundy in color(safe for food spills!)and thought the buy was great. All in all the carpet has served well except it is a real pain to clean it as little bits of paper and little bits of eraser shavings etc just get embedded within the carpet and this makes it tough to get it cleaned. I need to use the broom and the vacuum cleaner to ensure I have it clean. I would suggest never to consider buying this brand for a frequently used space..yes the price works but maintenance is tedious.