This flooring is a thick, sturdy material. It is easy to clean - we just use our vacuum on the lowest setting or clorox wipes. We purchased 4 squares and were able to fit a stationary cycle bike, and a small treadmill with plenty of room around them. This was the perfect fit for our in-home gym. We even put ours on top of carpet and it stays put. However, I do disagree with some who said the interlocking system is so good you can barely tell. This may be the case on hard floors (maybe), but I wouldn't even think then. But, on top of carpet you can still definitely see where they interlock. But, it is still attractive enough that we do not mind it. There were a few specks on one piece, but they are now covered up by the treadmill, so they are almost completely black.