I got this for over the top of a small wall we have between rooms. Its an odd space and we hang christmas ornaments form the top so i wanted something more that i can do for the wifes favorite holiday. Thus i bought this. I thought this would be thicker string but the nylon is kinda thin almost liek fishnet stockings but stronger. It looks to be somehting that if you dont strech it too much will last for many years to come. Only time will tell if thats the case. All in all wife is happy and im happy as it fit the span perfectly.