This mat is awesome. With our first child we tried the interlocking mat that looked like hardwood flooring to keep things looking nice. My son would tear off the edges constantly. We love this mat because it blends in well to any decor but also very easy to maintain and keep clean. We see this being great for years, our younger son starting to walk and already took a tumble and was fine. My older one is starting to potty train and we are confident if he has an accident it'll be much easier cleanup then rugs or interlocking mats.