We have three kids, and they're always tracking in little bits of dirt and pebbles inside the house. It's humid, and a lawn becomes wet and slippery after rain. We finally decided to try synthetic turf. We put it in the backyard and truly loved it. The kids don't always wear shoes outside, and when they run, they don't seem to slip and can brush their feet off the grass, so it works much better than any doormats. Not as much dust and bits are getting into our entryways now, It is super clean and yes, looks awesome! The guys who installed turf suggested laying lawn pads that seem to be a perfect safety precaution. Nice job!