This cat mat is a multi-surface scratch and play mat. Cats scratch for many reasons, including to remove irritating sheaths that grow with their claws. Scratching helps cats stretch, tone muscles and helps to alleviate stress. The rough texture of sisal provides a particularly vigorous workout. Sisal is an exceptionally durable scratch surface. Comes with a feather and ribbons so if your cats has had enough of scratching they can continue to play on the mat with these additional features. This product also comes with a lovely denim lining that surrounding the mat. Perfect if your cat constantly scratches at your carpet and floors and this will distract them from those usual antics!