This has to be the single best doormat I have had the pleasure of wiping both my shoes, and my bare feet on in my entire life. Words cannot describe the sheer joy of stepping onto this doormat knowing that your soles will be cleansed in preparation for entry into your own slice of paradise. Even though the fibers appear to be harsh, I can assure you they offer comfort to your soles in a supportive and cushioning way. The rubber underside is completely invisible. On a scale of 1 to 10, this doormat gets a big fat 10. It has everything you want in a doormat. Strong yet comfortable fibers that massage your feet and shoe soles while cleaning them of debris or dust… A catchy message that offers endless giggles… A rubber underside that doesn't seem to slip… Weatherproof so won't get emotional when it rains… It's a million times better than the piece of trash that it replaced. Come over and try it!