5+ Best Cat Litter Mats That Prevent The Spread Of Cat Litter




Finding cat litter on carpeting, clothing, furniture, even your bed... is, well, disgusting. That's why every cat owner searches for the perfect litter mat that will attract that litter off their cat's feet like a magnet the second he leaves his litter box. Is there a perfect litter mat?  Here are five that come pretty close, according to the cat owners who have tried them.

1. Imperial Cat Neat and Tidy Heavy Duty Litter Mat

The Neat and Tidy has a lot going for it.  It's larger than most litter mats -  36" x 30" - so it can catch the litter coming out of the sides of the litter box as well as what your cat brings out the front. The mat covers the floor completely, like carpeting, so it doesn't sift litter onto the floor below. 


2. Pet Fusion SmartGrip Cat Litter Mat




The PetFusionSmartGrip Litter Mat is very popular among cat owners. As of this writing, the mat has almost 900 customer reviews on Amazon.com, mostly excellent ones. The PetFusion is also large enough to surround a single cat litter box and the mat material holds the litter. One consistent comment concerned the ease of cleaning the mat using a broom, a vacuum, a sponge, or even just shaking it out. 

The PetFusion SmartGrip is probably the most attractive cat litter mat out there. It comes in your choice of 6 pastel colors and has a modern design.


3.  Blackhole Kitty Litter Mat




The Blackhole Kitty Litter Mat is quite innovative. It has a few layers of nylon.  The upper levels are soft woven mesh intended to remove the litter from the cat's paws as she walks and spreads her claws. The lower layer then holds the litter until it is removed from the mat, achieved easily by just pouring it out over a trash can.  The mat can be easily washed.



4. Jumbl Paw Shaped Cat Litter Mat

The Jumbl Paw Shaped Cat Litter Mat very effectively traps litter but unlike many mats, it is also soft and squishy so very gentle on paws.   Bright and cheerful in a playful cat paw design in a whole bunch of great colors, the mat is designed to so that you can just shake the mat  or rinse it to clean it.  Don't let the cute look of the mat fool you, this mat definitely works.


5.Litter Catcher Mat in Xtra Large


It is hard to find a mat that is large enough to effectively trap litter. The Litter Catcher offers an extra large size that is almost 4 feet wide (at 47 by 32 inches). This mat offers a nice combination of large size with good trapping capability. Folks who have bought this mat seem to have some concerns about durability and design especially with cats that scratch a lot, but overall, it gets strong positive reviews.

Best Of Them All? Easyology Premium Cat Litter Mat

After I first wrote this article, I discovered  the Easyology Premium Cat Litter Mat when it was recommended to me by a few readers. It's a cat litter mat that as of now has an impressive set of five star reviews on Amazon. There is only about 350 reviews so far but if the trend of rave reviews continues, this may be the cat litter mat to try first. It's a decent sized mat at almost 3 feet by 2 feet and comes in two colors and it is actually nice looking. It's made of a heavy and durable pvc plastic so it is easy to vacuum or rinse out. It can also be used as a handy mat throughout the house. 

Easyology Premium Cat Litter MatEasyology Premium Cat Litter Mat 

When it comes to choosing litter mats, you have to take the size of your cat's litter box into consideration, as well as the material of the mat. More than one mat may be necessary to cover the areas where your cat tends to shed the litter.  Also, many cat litter boxes have more than one exit, so all exits need to be protected.

Note to cat litter mat companies:  Make them bigger!

If you need a great vacuum for picking up any stray cat litter, take a look at what we recommend as the best vacuums for picking up cat litter.


That's the buzz for today!

10 Best Products For Your Cat...Sold On Amazon
5 Best Handheld Vacuums For Pet Owners
5 Best Upright Vacuums For Pet Hair Suction

Article originally published January 2013 and  last updated  on August 2015.

Some of the sites we link to are affiliates. We may earn a small commission if you use our links.

Lady Bee
Pet News

Apr 11, 2015
by Anonymous
add comment reply

I wish i could have one for

I wish i could have one for my cats!

May 4, 2015
by Anonymous
add comment reply

Good one. Thanks for sharing

Good one. Thanks for sharing this. This blog is quite informative for all cat owners and how are very careful about their care. Taking care of pets is our responsible. The above 5 Cat Litter Mats are really very beautiful and appreciable. I think I will go for the third one. The blackhole little mat is looking good. 

Oct 10, 2015
by Anonymous
add comment reply

Thanks so much for this

Thanks so much for this article. I bought the Easyology based on your recommendation and it is helping so much in keeping the floors cleaner. I recommend getting a mat, it makes such a huge difference.

Oct 11, 2015
by Anonymous
add comment reply

Thanks for these information

Thanks for these information they are very much needed for giving a healthy life to pets. Though we always not aware but sometimes we should focus on the better health and living scenarios

Nov 19, 2015
by Anonymous
add comment reply

Thanks for the info. I ended

Thanks for the info. I ended up purchasing the Easyology Premium Cat Litter Mat. I can report back once it arrives and gets used a bit.

Share Your Thoughts!

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.