Had to replace an old (ancient) runner on the patio which served to clean (not very well any longer) dog paws before entering the house. Since it is an outside item, did not want to spend a fortune. This item looked promising.
WORKS!!!! Looks great, dogs have no choice but to walk the "paw cleaning carpet". Lays flat, does not curl, actually does not move, slide or slip on the concrete patio. Let's face it, there are still some muddy paw prints on the tile, but not like before, much better.
Price is right, solves the problem, looks good doing it. Perfect!
So far, wind, snow, sun and rain have not discolored the runner or caused it to loose its ability to "paw clean", no signs of disintegration or coming apart. Will report back after about 6 months of exposure to the elements.
03/22/2015 - Well, after a winter of ice (up to 1" which had to be scrapped off), snow, and yeech this product does not look any different than the day I received the mat and unrolled it. Weathers wonderfully, there has been no rolling, no disintegration, no loss of the "fuzzy" stuff (have no idea what to call the "fuzzy" ribbing) after using the snow shovel to scrap off the deep coating of ice, and the color has held true to the same color it was the day it went into use. Very pleased with this purchase.
02/15/2016 - This mat is the Timex of rubber mats, you remember the old commercial, takes lickin' and keeps on tickin', this mat typifies that standard. This winter so far has been the most abusive yet. I have doused the mat with ice melt (old dog, can not take the ice, 3 legged and not to stable anymore on the single hind leg). I still looks great, no loss of "fuzzy" stuff. Still cleans dog paws and muddy human boots like a champ.
This utility mat provides an excellent scraping surface to remove dirt and debris from footwear. Polypropylene surface is stain-resistant and easy to clean.