How To Choose the Best Cat Litter Mat
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How To Choose the Best Cat Litter Mat

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Any cat parent knows how easily litter can be tracked from the litter box into your home—especially if your cat likes to dig in their box like they're searching for hidden treasure. A cat litter mat will help stop the spread of litter in your home and keep litter where it belongs. 

So, how do you choose the right mat for you and your feline friend? This guide is going to help you pick the perfect litter box mat for whatever your needs are! Let’s “dig” in. 

Why use a litter mat?

A litter mat is designed to catch small pieces of cat litter that get tracked out of the box by your cat. It’s basically a doormat for your cat’s litter box! These mats help stop litter from being spread around your home, ultimately keeping your space cleaner and more hygienic by stopping the potential spread of bacteria. 

long-haired cat using a Litter-Robot while Maine Coon cat stands on ramp over cat litter mat

How do you choose a good cat litter mat?

Choosing the best cat litter mat for you and your pet depends on a few factors, such as: What type of litter do you use? Does your cat kick up litter or like to drag it out of the mat? Does your cat always seem to find ways to get litter between the litter box and mat? And do you find that your cat creates a mess all around the box?

Answering these questions will help you determine what mat best fits your needs in order to keep litter where it belongs.

Use this quick checklist to choose the best litter mat

Among knowing your cat's litter tracking habits, there are a few other things to consider when it comes to choosing a cat litter mat that works for you. Quality, price, material, and even urine resistance matter. Let’s take a deeper look into how to choose the best cat litter mat.


Look for mats that are made from high-quality materials. Just like anything else, when you buy cheap items they won’t hold up over time and you’ll end up having to continuously replace your mat… Especially if your cat likes to scratch at their mats. 


When it comes to a cat litter tracking mat, design matters. Having a litter mat or fence that integrates right into the litter box creates a seamless feel, making the litter box less of an eyesore. You get a high-end look when you purchase a litter mat and litter box from the same maker, such as the Litter-Robot 3 Connect and Litter Trap™ Mat.


While everyone loves a good deal, sacrificing quality for a cheap mat means not only will you be replacing your mat more often, but you’ll also likely be dissatisfied with how well the mat stops the spread of litter. The Litter Trap™ Mat and LR3 Fence fall into the perfect balance where price meets durability. You can trust that with Litter-Robot, your mat will be long-lasting and get the job done. 


The Litter Trap™ Mat is made for heavy-duty messes and is guaranteed to catch litter granules because of its top mesh layer. Litter will easily fall through the mesh to keep the top of the mat clean. 

Easy installation

With the Litter Trap™ Mat and LR3 Fence, installation is a breeze and takes only minutes! The fence fits onto the bottom of your Litter-Robot globe entrance to act as a barrier and contain kicked-up litter. You can put these three pieces together in just a few easy steps.

  1. First, hold the fence upright inside the globe. Then tilt the bottom of the LR3 fence toward you to align the back of the fence. 
  2. Next, keep the wing tabs of the LR3 fence inside the globe while rotating it downward. Gently pull forward and push down on the front of the LR3 fence to snap it over the lip of the globe. 
  3. The Litter Trap™ Mat will then sit snug in front of your Litter-Robot. 

Quick note: Do not place the Litter Trap™ Mat underneath the Litter-Robot, fully or partially. Place only in front of the Litter-Robot.


Accidents happen, which is why you want to be able to easily clean your litter mat. The Litter Trap™ Mat has a urine-repellent mat below the mesh layer. The plastic film on the mat makes it easy to clean after accidents. All you have to do is pull off the top layer, discard the litter, and wipe clean! 

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Where to buy a litter mat

Cat litter mats that work aren't always easy to come by, but with Litter Trap™ Mat you won’t be disappointed! This litter mat hits all the marks when it comes to stopping the spread of litter. 

Take litter control to another level with the LR3 Fence and keep litter where it belongs—inside the litter box. Head on over to Litter-Robot for premier cat products that work, like the Litter Trap™ Mat, fence, and a self-cleaning litter box. Get them all in the Litter-Robot Clean Bundle!

Stop litter in its tracks with Litter-Robot

So the question is, do litter mats work? Absolutely! However, not all litter mats are created equal. With Litter-Robot, you can sit back, relax ,and leave the cleaning to us! 

Save even more time with the best self-cleaning litter box money can buy, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect. You’ll get freedom from your litter box duties with this automatic, WiFi-enabled, elevated litter box. Everybody wins with Litter-Robot!

How do I clean the Litter Trap™ Mat?

Simply pull off the top layer and discard the litter.

Is the Litter Trap™ Mat urine-resistant?

The Litter Trap™ Mat has a urine-repellent mat below the mesh layer. The plastic film on the mat makes it easy to clean after accidents.

How do I stop my cat from getting litter everywhere?

The best way to stop your cat from getting litter everywhere is to put a litter mat outside their litter box. You can also use a fence on your litter box to help keep litter in.

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