This is great as a door mat, pet mat, kitchen sink mat, etc. And it's so much fun to personalize it for your pet or home in general. I am impressed with the quality of the mat itself. Very thick and it really provides comfort when standing on it. I chose it without the border/edge because I did not need it but I can see, based on your needs, that the edging would be helpful for certain uses. As always, I continue to be impressed with the quality of all of the products I've purchased from Personalization Mall.