Because I have 5 dogs, all but one a rescue, I have tile floors. I am not able to put nice, fluffy beds on the floor because one likes to pee on bedding on the floor, and two others like to chew the stuffing out of anything fluffy. I had to find a solution where they could be up off of the cold tile, and still have the comfort of a soft bed. The Kuranda bed does just this. There is no stuffing to pull out, but it supports them and keeps them comfortable. As soon as I had assembled the first one, they jumped onto it and started chewing their toys. So, guess what? I had to order one more! My husband likes the look, and it keeps us from having to constantly wash bedding. I have already told several of my friends who have also rescued dogs. Also, one of my dogs is a dachsund, which are prone to back injuries (a lot of times from jumping onto living room furniture), so this allows her to get up onto a bed that is still low to the ground. I am so happy I purchased the beds! Thank you very much!