Because I am legally blind, I wanted a light colored mat that would reflect light and show spills to make it easy to clean. I did not actually see this product on the web site before ordering as the sales person I talked to said it was their lightest color. I planned to purchase two more if I was satisfied. When I went back to the internet for a second search, I found another site that sold Sand Dollar which was lighter and had no impressed patter to catch dirt. While not exactly what I wanted, it was much closer in meeting my need.