The flat surface of the As Seen on TV Hover Ball allows it to glide across any floor surface and appear to "magically hover." It is really just gliding but that's okay, it's still fun. The soft material of this As Seen on TV ball makes it safe and helps ensure it will not damage your home. This toy will not scratch up the surface of any floor, furniture or walls. Color received may vary. Have fun when it is raining or snowing outside by getting a little exercise playing in your hallways or kitchen.