The length is just longer than the doorway so fits perfectly in front. The textured letter square is 9 inches and the letter g is 8 inches so it can be clearly seen. Not sure why there is a review stating 6 inches because it is not. The mat is not very deep, again perfect for an apartment door or an area where you do not wish to have a very large door mat. The elegance and statement make up for the size. It is nice if people walk back and forth across the length, as it does not stick out too far. The weight of the mat holds it in place so it does not move when stepped on. The textured middle square is separate from the mat, but to my amazement it just sits in the middle and does not come out! The quality is such the it should last for years and is very easy to clean, keeping the doormat new and inviting as some mats look soiled and old after a brief time in use. If you are looking for a quality, statement piece, look no further!