It is large enough to cover the space all around the litter box. It's a soft ribbed surface that cats actually like to walk on - the ribbing helps open up their paws to capture the litter. There's a slight tack to the surface that keeps the litter that's knocked out of the box or fallen off your cat's paws on the mat. And the best news is that it looks good too. It's available in a wide variety of colors and decorative styles to suit any home or room. And we've just introduced some new neutral looks based on customer feedback.