Reading other reviews and viewing the pictures of this bench it appeared to be a good deal for a nice piece of furniture. We were wrong. Although this looks nice and sturdy, it is extremely flimsy. Once we had put it together, the bench had a lot of lateral play in it making it less than ideal to actually use as a bench when putting shoes on and taking them off (safety concerns). The bench also took several weeks of airing out in order to get the "fresh staining" smell out of it. We'd often have to leave the chest part open to allow the fumes to escape otherwise you'd be overcome by it when you'd open it, every time.
We ended up having to get a large piece of thick plywood to cut down, fit, and secure into the back of the bench in order to make it sturdy enough to sit on. I'm not sure the bench is going to or would survive a move for those who move a lot with their jobs.
Bottom line: Take your money elsewhere.
i got this product thinking it was the Swiffer Duster but i went and got the Sweeper System and tried it. It was wonderful! it was so much easier than using a broom. i don't have to pick up the left overs with my hand either! i loved that i just clean and just throw it out! i definately would recommend this product for ppl like me that don't have time for many things than just to get it done and thats it!
These are very "cushy" for feet especially in the kitchen or work area. Additionally, they don't look "industrial" [like tire treads}. An added plus is they can be swept off or taken outside and hosed down. Have them everywhere in the house!
I love these Rubber-Cal Mats - the Blue is really pretty. Overstock had these mats at an amazing price. I would recommend these mats to anyone looking for a good sturdy front entrance mat that is not bad looking.