It's very similar to what's used in many hospitals to stop the spread of germs and dirt, but this is made just for home! There are several colors and patterns of mat, so you can choose just the one that fits in with your home.
When the top sheet gets dirty, you simply peel it off and start fresh with a new sheet! Each sheet is numbered so you know how many you have left and when you may need to purchase a refill. Since it's winter here, we haven't gone through very many sheets yet, but I can imagine in the summer with all the playground dirt and everything that we would otherwise be tracking in, this will be great! As it is, I've noticed a difference in the amount of physical dirt that I would normally sweep up. (Granted, I still have to sweep the daily Cheerio floor collection, but at least it's not so gross!)
For a bit better of an explanation and demonstration, check out this short video!
You can purchase The Amazing Mat on their website -- there's a special introductory price of $29.95 going on now!
Disclaimer: I was sent product from the above company in return for my honest opinion and review. No other compensation was received.