I already have one of these mats and it is always admired. It is placed in front of a cat-flap for use by my small dog, who is in and out many times during the day. He manages to find all the muddy spots and as a terrier, he of course, spends a lot of timing digging. Luckily, the mat collects most of the mud and dirt so I wash it when it is really grimy. Most of the time a sweep will do with a soft brush, but a quick 30 degree wash brings the mat up like new again. The colours are very good too, just as shown. This second mat was bought for a friend and it is something that I will buy again.