This product has been placed under the new elliptical that I received as a gift, in my living room. This mat has been through many dogs running on it while I was awaiting my elliptical. It also is longer than the elliptical and the dogs have continued to run along the edges. However, even when their nails are sharp, they have not punctured or ripped the mat. I have had the mat for over a month now and it still has absolutely nothing wrong with it. Also, this mat could be used as a workout mat. It's pretty comfy.