What do you look for in a litter box mat? It's got one main job: to keep litter from scattering all over the place. It would also be nice if it didn't clash with its surroundings, and it fit snugly in the space it needs to fill. Instead of buying a "litter box mat", which may or may not fulfill any of these criteria, consider using a yoga mat!
Color: Advantage Yoga Mat
Yoga mats, like the one pictured here from Sunny Health and Fitness, typically come in a variety of colors. Litter box mats often come in muted colors, which is fine, but isn't it fun to pick out something a little more interesting? You can pick the shade that will match your cat's litterbox, or your bathroom, your laundry room, or wherever you've got kitty's box.
Size: Advantage Yoga Mat
Another advantage of using a yoga mat instead of a purpose-built litter box mat is the typical size difference. This particular yoga mat measures 24" by 68", which is a lot longer than the typical litter box mat. When you purchase an affordable yoga mat, you won't have any problem cutting it into the perfect size and shape for your space.
Litter-Catching: Advantage Yoga Mat
The material used to make yoga mats is a comfortable, thick non-slip PVC foam. The key here is the phrase non-slip. Yoga mats are made to stay in place and help you stay in place while you practice various yoga poses. This gives them a grippy surface that is perfect for catching little pieces of litter at the bottom of your kitty's paws as he or she walks over it. The surface is solid and dry, though, so you can easily brush or sweep up the caught litter.
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