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Rated 5 out of 5 by SandraDawn Great water/food mat, long-lasting
I purchased this mat maybe 2 years ago to go under my elevated double feeder, also purchased from F&S (it has since been discontinued but is similar to this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+15+28901&pcatid=28901&r=7, except smaller/lower. I don't know why they discontinued it because it was perfect for my kitties!). The mat is not a hard plastic, but is a soft rollable material. It has a nice rubber bottom that sticks to my floor and doesn't move. I have also found that even the top layer is pretty solid, in that my feeder also doesn't slide around at all. Also I bought the Earth color and it looks so nice.
The mat has saved my kitchen floor so many times. When I put the water bowl down and it spills, the mat soaks it up without damaging my floor. Food spilled by my messy kitties gets caught in the fibers of the mat and can be vacuumed up. I have never found the need to wash the mat because it really doesn't ever get gross. However, it is true that the top fiber layer has pilled a bit over time from normal use, and it attracts fur and food bits. But that is a small price to pay for protection for my expensive floors!
I like this mat so much that I have decided to buy a second larger for another feeding area, and once I figure out the right size, I might buy more to go under my plants.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gkellum Better than others I have tried
They look nice on the floor and are easier to clean than others I have
tried...higher quality. I am very pleased with them.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KittenFoster Nifty Placemats
I had been using plastic placemats for my 3 cats' food bowls. Always messy and sliding around. These new placemats are (1) pretty; and (2) they keep the area tidy. My cats love them, and I do too.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iceplant An excellent product
This water mat is everything I wanted -- no slip (even when the dogs are running wildly past) and any spills are absorbed quickly. It's thin and washable too. An excellent choice.
September 15, 2013