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Great mat - large coverage area, soft texture for paws, looks nice
on October 28, 2015
This mat is different from the plastic loop litter mats I've seen in pet supply sections of stores. It has a softer, more pliable texture, and the loop pile is lower, and tighter so it seems much less likely for claws to get caught, but there is enough nap, and texture to limit the scatter of litter particles. Another detail I like is that it looks like a regular mat from a distance, and the large area it covers.
The cats seem to be fine with walking on it (and even lounging, and playing on it), and it seems to be capable of staying in place OK on tile flooring, although I anchor one side under the litter box to make sure it stays put. I currently have the mat on my enclosed porch (it replaced a Litter Maid large ribbed carpet litter mat which I got good use out of but was beginning to deteriorate) and I am hoping that it holds up to the extra sun exposure it will receive.
For size comparison, I have included a picture of the mat next to a Nature's Miracle hooded corner litter box, and Litter Genie litter disposal pail. One of my cats, also helpfully posed on the mat. He is a large cat in terms of body length, and weighs about 13 lb. I also included a close up view of the plastic loop pile.
No litter mat will stop all litter scatter, but this one does a good job, and I think will be a lot easier for soap and water cleanup when the time comes, than my previous carpet based litter mat.
After some months of using this mat, it is still holding up, and doing a good job with containing dry litter scatter but I wanted to give some additional info. I originally thought the backing was non-porous enough to prevent liquids from seeping through. However, that is not the case. Although it takes some time, liquids will eventually penetrate through the backing. All of my litter box are on tiled flooring, so that really isn't a big issue for me, but if you have carpet, and in particular, have a cat that has a tendency towards out-of-box urine accidents, it is going to eventually seep through if you aren't around to blot up the liquid when it happens. Because of this absorption factor, it also takes a fair amount of time to dry, when washed. In all fairness, they only claim it is water resistant, just wanted to clarify any expectations in that area.