A cat can be messy. More than one cat can be really messy. One of the best ways to keep kitty litter in the box and off of your floors is to use a litter mat. You might be surprised by how many different mats are out there which is why we researched the top-selling brands and best-rated products and put together our cat litter mat reviews. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some key features to keep in mind.
Material: Materials range from EVA foam to rubber to plastic and even microfiber. They’re all effective and do what they promise but they do vary a little in how they work and how you keep them clean.
Dimensions: If you have multiple cats or just one that’s really messy, a bigger mat might be the better choice. Obviously, a larger mat covers more area and collects more mess. That said, there are plenty of smaller options available, too.
Color: Some mats come in plain colors like black, gray, and tan. You’ll also find some options that come in a wide range of bright colors so you can even match the decor of your home if you want to.
Water Resistant: All of these products are water resistant in that, if your cat has an accident, it won’t soak through to the floor. That said, some of these repel water and urine a little better than others.
Slip Resistant: If you keep your cat’s litter box on a hard floor, you might want to consider getting a mat that has a non-slip backing. These mats can shift around a bit and this is the easiest way to prevent it.
Easy to Clean: All of these products are easy to clean, just shake them out or run a vacuum over them. Most of the can be scrubbed with soap and water and one can even be thrown in the washing machine.
Now that you know what to look for when you’re shopping, let’s move into our reviews so you can find the best litter mat ever. Here’s how it works. Our top and budget picks are right at the top of the list so you’re sure to see them, even in you’re in a hurry. They’ll really show you the variety that’s available. That said, all of these items are pretty great so stick around if you can. Alright, let’s go!