As opposed to other sink mats that are too bulky, this sink mat is constructed of flexible and light PVC, making it easier to pick up and rinse the mat. Lay it over that brand new sink to keep your pots and pans and other dishware from scraping your sinks’ surface. Scrub those loads of dishes without worrying about scratching up the sinks' basin! The soft, cushioned surface of this sink mat provides a safe, landing to prevent these delicate items from breaking. It’s gentle enough to use on all types materials including porcelain. With multiple perforations, it allows water to pass through for efficient draining. Hand was to clean.