Admittedly I bought this product after reading mixed reviews. I have purchased items before where there have been good and bad reviews. Until now I have done quite well, but not with this product! The item never felt very sturdy under foot and after about a month of very occasional use, the item broke into several pieces, some of the plastic pieces actually snapped right down the middle. There was no way back. I am not a large person and the people who have written good reviews must weigh about three stone (max!). You have been warned!