I don't have a covered porch, so I need a heavy-duty outdoor welcome mat that won't wear down in the elements. This mat maintains it's look and color for the most part, but it gets soaking wet whenever it rains rendering it pretty useless for wiping your feet before entering the house when you need it most. It would work fine as an indoor mat or on a covered porch, but there's better-looking mats out there in my opinion.
Just taking off a star because it seems to catch every piece of blowing debris in my entryway. If you live where it's windy, be prepared. It's pretty dang nice though, for a doormat. The "welcome" message won't rub off like my last one did.