I was given my CarPet as a present (I hate housework - it may have been a hint!). I use it in the house more than in my hamster cage of a car - one small dog and two cats seem to produce enough fluff between them to knit a new pet every week. It is perfect for rugs and small areas - I don't think I would want to do a large room, except perhaps as part of a major springclean and redecoration project. As the first review says, it is best used in conjunction with a vacuum cleaner, to remove the fluff and hairs the CarPet collects. It does a very good job - so good my niece borrowed it to clean the rented house she was leaving. She got her deposit back (despite the huge quantities of fur her large cat had deposited everywhere), but my CarPet is now decidedly the worse for wear! Without that testing-to-destruction, it would have lasted me for years, so I will definitely be replacing it.