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Rockler Silicone Project Mat

Features the same non-stick properties as our silicone glue tools—dried glue peels right off!
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Our protective project mat is made from heat-resistant, easy-to-clean silicone, meaning wet glue rinses off and dried glue peels off. Use it anywhere you want to protect your work surface or your project, whether in the garage, shop or on the dining room table. Since it's heat-resistant, it works well as a protective barrier for hot glue guns. The material is very soft, and one side has a textured surface to trap debris that could scratch or dent your project. Also great for craft projects, art projects and scrapbooking.


  • Silicone material is heat-resistant and easily cleaned—dried glue peels right off
  • Rolls up for easy storage
  • No memory—always lays flat when in use
  • Ribbed pattern on one face helps protect your project by trapping abrasive debris; opposite face is smooth

Note: Not for use with CA glue.

(1) Rockler Silicone Project Mat
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number 56209
Weight 2.1000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Silicone
  • Overall Dimensions: 15'' x 30''
  • Thickness: 1/8''
4.7 / 5.0
414 Reviews
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Great product
Great for gluing jobs as well as non-slip and protection work
May 26, 2020
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product
April 26, 2020
2 months ago
Perfect for sanding, hand routing and finishing projects
April 6, 2020
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Working Bench top cover
Purchased as a. Working Bench top cover... while carving designs into wood. It’s also more comfortable to rest wrists on while working.
Velcro’d onto bench to be removable
Multi use scenarios
April 4, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Silicone Mat
Very useful, functional mat for glue tasks. Easy to clean up.
April 2, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect mat
The mat lives up to it's printed claims. Having a surface that will not be corrupted by drips of glue is great and lends to easy cleanup.
March 31, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent mat
March 28, 2020
3 months ago
Works good
March 25, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Glue Away!
Great for gluing projects- makes clean up and my life easy
March 20, 2020
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great. No glue on my bench
March 14, 2020
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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better for my workbench
John A S on May 22, 2020
getting tired of chipping glue off the workbench.
Bill F on May 11, 2020
better for my workbench
John A S on May 22, 2020
want to have easy cleanup when gluing
Sharon Foye F on May 13, 2020
getting tired of chipping glue off the workbench.
Bill F on May 11, 2020
I have several of these for various purposes. They are very useful all around the house. This one will be to collect spills from planters
Vincent C on May 8, 2020
Needed it
Bert on May 1, 2020
excellent product, great reviews and functional
Syed A on Apr 28, 2020
I needed a mat that wouldn’t damage my project while sanding, glueing, and finishing.
Thomas R on Apr 20, 2020
Required when gluing items.
Sid Y on Apr 19, 2020
I have one and love it so I purchased one as a gift.
Aaron on Apr 19, 2020
To keep glue off of workbench
Mike on Apr 15, 2020
Shop glue ups
Kevin F on Apr 2, 2020
Have used similar mats to reduce glue-up mess
James K on Feb 25, 2020
protect surface of my workbench
Jthomas W on Feb 25, 2020
On sale
Richard M on Feb 25, 2020
I wanted a soft work area so pieces would stay put
BOB N on Feb 23, 2020
Keeps bench top clean
John F on Feb 23, 2020
to keep epoxy from getting on my lathe
Stephen C on Feb 22, 2020
I will use the mat to keep any glue off my work bench.
Charles R on Feb 19, 2020
I chose this to help when I'm sanding small items with my belt sander, im hoping it helps from shooting them across the room :)
Carmen M on Feb 17, 2020
Needed new mat for workbench
A L on Feb 14, 2020
Will use to protect work table when woodburning .
William T on Feb 14, 2020
Price and product
DANIEL C on Feb 11, 2020
Needed a mat
Ryan S on Feb 11, 2020
Heard these were good
Scott E on Jan 31, 2020
I've been using a folded towel on my workbench to reduce vibration/noise when sanding smaller pieces with my RO palm sander. Time for an upgrade. I also plan on using this under small glue ups.
Elliott T on Jan 27, 2020
This rubber mat will help with little things that would normally slip off the wood bench. To glue on that won’t stick to the work bench.
Wendy L on Dec 26, 2019
I have one and wanted more coverage by butting two together.
Kenneth H on Dec 25, 2019
For small glue ups
Dennis L on Dec 24, 2019
Have used the other silicon glue tools, they make gluing much easier. I think this mat will be a great addition.
Jim E on Dec 24, 2019
As a gift for my wife to use in card making.
David A on Dec 24, 2019
Try it
BILL C on Dec 23, 2019
Glue won't stick to it, good sale price (not great), slip resistant......
Joseph S on Dec 23, 2019
Have one, they are so great I ordered 2 not for my shop.
Chester C on Dec 21, 2019
Good sale on something I can use when assembling projects and protecting my work surface. Quantum leap above traditional newspaper!
Mark S on Dec 21, 2019
On sale.
RANDY S on Dec 20, 2019
Needed a clean workspace that I can attach knife scales which will not hold epoxy.
James on Dec 20, 2019
Thomas L on Dec 18, 2019
working with epoxy
Scott on Dec 18, 2019
Non-slip work area.
Rich W on Dec 17, 2019
On sale , always wanted another one.
Rickey S on Dec 17, 2019
Looks like it could save a mess or two.
Rob B on Dec 16, 2019
To protect my table while husband is carving his projects
Tony D on Dec 16, 2019
Looks like something I can use
Janice J on Dec 16, 2019
Just trying this
Carol G on Dec 16, 2019
Work mats are great for keeping your projects scratch free, clean, and secure when working on them.
Tina P on Dec 16, 2019
Easy glue clean up
Perry H on Dec 15, 2019
The positive reviews convinced me that these will work great for glue up activities.
Jacob R on Dec 15, 2019
Sale. Normal price far overpriced.
Daniel B on Dec 14, 2019
Want to protect bench top when gluing up
Michael S on Dec 14, 2019
This was a gift request.
Terry on Dec 14, 2019
want to have easy cleanup when gluing
Sharon Foye F on May 13, 2020
I have several of these for various purposes. They are very useful all around the house. This one will be to collect spills from planters
Vincent C on May 8, 2020
What temperature is it heat-resistant to?
Mr. B on May 8, 2016
Does CA glue stick to it?
Bill Conway on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use ca glue to put brass tubes in my pen blanks. CA glue peels right off.
Can it be used as a cutting mat using xacto knives on wood?
Gerard O on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you shouldn't as it would destroy the mat! Mat is only made of silicone and you can cut it! I certainly wouldn't do it! There are mats available for people who sew that are made for cutting. I'd get one of those if you need to cut something.
Can this silicone mat be used for cutting glass to make picture frames ?
Angie L on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, you might damage the mat.
would polyurethane peel off it? Or would that ruin it? I need a surface to spray small items.
Sheri C on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Wouldn't use the mat as a drop cloth, dried glue is fine as far as clean removal but not sure about poly u, newspaper or small plastic drop cloths are best.
Is it food-safe, e.g. for use as a baking sheet?
dick v on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not intended for baking. Soft silicone construction is meant to protect table top while working on an item or to prevent a workpiece from slipping, such as while you sand it.
Will cured epoxy peel off?
Billy T on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a two-part epoxy last year and some of it spilled onto my Silicon mat. I didn't clean it up until it had hardened. It lifted right off with tweezers.
Can it be cut up and used for push blocks?+ Is it flat on one side and dimpled on the other?
Bob007 on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if that would work. You'd need a completely flat surface to glue it to whatever you use for the push blocks. This has ridges! I would use sandpaper to glue onto a substrate to make your push blocks.
Is the surface grippy? Can it be used at a sharpening station so water stones don't slip around?
JOE Z on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Funny you should ask. I just used my silicone project mat yesterday for sharpening with both 3x8 diamond plates and a waterstone and had no slippage
Does paint stick to this mat?
Mrjmc74 on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: So far nothing has been able to stick to mine, including paint and adhesives.
Is this lacquer safe?
Drew W on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I can see no reason why it should not be lacquer safe. Solvents, paints and lubricants don’t have any lasting effect. Recommend you test on a small area of the smooth side to be sure.
Will this mat damage a newly applied lacquer finish?
Dominator on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'd let any finish cure before putting it on this. It's better than laying it on a table but I'm sure it'll leave stripes from the grooves. Use painters pyramids or something.
Is it non-slip so it can it be used as a pad for routing?
Colorado66 on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is non-slip. In fact, I have used this pad with my router and it held the piece well.
Are these mats anti-static?
Johnny on Mar 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are ant-static. I have one and have used for a couple years and never experienced any static electricity.
Does dried contact cement peal off like other types of glue?
Eric F on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Can't help much on this one. I have not used any contact cement on this mat. Drip two little spots in a corner and let it dry. Then see if your fingernail will lift it off. I'm betting it will but always try a small spot just to be sure. And be sure to post up the answer for everyone else.
Does the smaller size interlock?
Buelow B on Nov 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No interlock. It's a stand-alone mat. Good idea though!
To what degree is it heat resistant?
Mitchell L on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It will take a drip from a hot glue gun or maybe a hot pan, but I would not get near it with an open flame. As it says it is heat resistant not heat proof. A heat to hot will melt it.
I see that some people have used this to hold sharpening stones in place without slipping around. But does the messy black swarf that is created from sharpening clean off or does it stain the mat?
Gary B on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rinses right off.
RAPHAEL R on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: •Overall Dimensions: 15'' x 30''
•Thickness: 1/8''
What is the size of the mat?
Ronnie on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: •Overall Dimensions: 15'' x 30''
What is the country of origin?
Bonnie S on Sep 14, 2016
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