It's not like there's anything particularly amazing about it that makes it incredible. It is just a mat to stand on. And it does it's job. The grip it has on the floor is very good, you can try to kick it to move it and it won't, your foot will slide before it does. And it's spongey, your feet standing on it for long periods of time will still get sore eventually but it does reduce how sore you get by quite a margin. And it is quite smooth on the top, and my dog has walked over it and his claws didn't puncture it so you probably could wear shoes on it without damaging it but I still don't.