I have used this rug in the dining room for about two years. It is soft and sturdy, easy to clean and care for. A regular vacuuming is really all it needs. However, if you do spill, it is stain resistant and easy to clean with just water or a mild carpet cleaner. It's also very easy to clean with a Bissell, and the water from the machine does not leak through, so your floors are safe. The pile is substantial and resilient. The design and colors shown in the photo are accurate, and suitable for both casual and more upscale decor. If you're wondering about the red sandstone, I'd call it a copper sort of color. The neutral tones tend toward yellows. Overall, the color is very warm, and not overpowering at all. Great find!