Now yes its a mat. its a door mat in fact. there isnt a huge amount of info i can give aside from its made so indestructible,it goes where other mats fear to tread. poor pun intended. The fact it says hi im mat, was enough to make 80% of people that visit have a little chuckle before they enter. the postman, TNT, tescos, they all think its hilarious. the conversation i have to endure now everytime someone calls makes me wish i had beheaded myself. its like having a rude name for a surname isnt it. eventually you just tire of it and head for deed pole. so ill say it works as a method of tidying ones shoes prior to entry, but the hilarity that ensues, is rather draining. just get a plain mat and try to be a lot ruder to people coming to your door.