This "mat" is very cool. It's about 1" high and wooden, so it does take a little getting used to from a traditional rug-like surface. My husband first saw it and said "Send it back!" but after just ONE use, he commented on how much he really liked it. It doesn't seem to get or stay wet, or leave a puddle on the floor even though it appears to be slatted. I'd give it an A+ and would totally recommend it to anyone who asked me!