Do you adore your little feline friend but have issues with their litter box? You are not alone. Cleaning your cat\’s litter bin can be a pain and something that is not the highlight of your day, especially if your fluff ball loves to dig. She cannot help it, the fresh litter gets her all excited to jump on in and there goes litter and dust flying in all sorts of directions (and most often in irritating mounds). If this rings a bell then you need a litter mat.
The concept behind a litter mat is trapping excess litter and keeping it in one spot instead of tracked all though your home. The kitty cannot help it. The fur around their paws traps bits of debris. A good litter mat captures a lot of that solid debris while also protecting the surrounding floor from dampness when the cat misses. While you will still have to keep up with the cat litter, taking care of the floor is much simpler with a mat. You just shake it and replace it, and periodically wash it with soap and warm water – then air dry.
Interior Design for People, Mats Made for Cats:
If your cat pans are in a visible portion of the home, from a color perspective you should have no trouble matching your decor. Just remember to get a size that comfortably accommodates your cat pan with plenty of room to spare. An extra inch or two will not break the bank, and gives greater protection to the adjacent floor or carpeting. Give your cat as much surface space as possible on which to walk before hitting carpets or floors.
By the way, if you have a playful kitty who likes punting bits of food or splashing water, cat litter mats function for double duty – use them under the feeding area in your home too. It will catch the food and water neatly.
What to Remember:
All mats are not created equal according to your cat. As a cat owner, you know that a cat can be very particular about lots of things. Be aware that a cat may not like the textured surface. This is most likely to happen in mats with deep crevices; it is too bad that those are the ones that work the best. To keep your frustration to a minimum consider this- do you like stroll around without shoes on a gravel like surface? If you do not like it, then you should get another mat, because your cat certainly will not like it either.