Sometimes need and availability come together as though by magic, ya know?? I have no cats but I drive rescued dog transports every week. I bought bed pads for the crates rather than using newspaper or donated towels. But, if you could hear the sound of dozens of toenails affected by centrifugal force in a tight entrance ramp spiral, you'll realize why I bought a dozen of these mats! We have a shower mat made of this material-and our old one made it into one of my crates so this what I really wanted when I went searching the internet. Imagine my delight when I came across these mats in this huge size (bigger than our old shower mat!) with some sort of Amazon pricing glitch that had this particular color for $7.75 each! The other colors were almost $17, but the tan would be ultra-affordable, especially when I utilized my built up Prime rewards. I came home from dog-walking to two big boxes on my porch-each is in a box folding for shipping from China. Since my transporting includes all sizes of dogs together at one time, these mats will fit perfectly in the largest crates I own (24"" x 36"") and not sure if I will cut them into pieces or fold them to fit. Other transporters complain about the racket in their vans, but I really work at making them all comfortable so they sleep. The color of these ""tan"" mats is a little more golden than the picture but the size is incredibly generous-they would provide ample ""shaking off space"" for even the fussiest kitty. Since I did such a diligent search, most of the available mats are just large enough for the box itself and space on one side. These are HUGE! The included instructions say that they are not machine washable and only to use warm water on them. My shower mats have been washed and bleached and laid in the sun and except for getting darker (and a bit mildewy), they look like the day I ordered them (at $29 each). These mats are a bit thinner so we shall see how durable they are. Really not sure why this color had the low-ball price on it for a day or two (they are currently back up to $16.98) but my canine passengers would thank Amazon for the price break if they could say it. A best buy: DELIGHTED!