I've had this mat for 9 months now, and am delighted with the purchase. I initially bought it as I liked the striped effect, and it looked like it would match my new wood floor. The price is quite steep for a floormat, but - reassured by the 14 day money-back guarantee - I took the plunge and am so please I did. The mat is excellent at absorbing dry and wet dirt - my hallway floor remains untainted. It is, indeed, stylish and understated, and I think it would blend with a variety of wooden floors. The mat is very easy to clean - dirt is easily picked up by vacuuming it. It seems to be a quality product - there's no curling of the edges, it is truly slip-proof and the mat looks as new as the day it was bought, despite reasonable foot traffic. I would definitely recommend it.