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Features the same non-stick properties as our silicone glue tools—dried glue peels right off!

Rockler Silicone Project Mat

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Rockler Silicone Project Mat

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
  • (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''
    Outlet No
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    4.8 / 5.0
    261 Reviews
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    Great mat
    Definitely recommend this mat I see a bigger one in my near future.
    February 22, 2019
    3 weeks ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    This is the best "work" mat I have ever used. Holds in place well when sanding. Should have bought one years ago. Would highly recommend this mat.

    Richard Gunderman
    February 18, 2019
    4 weeks ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Works as advertised
    I also use this as a soft mat to test fit assembly on.
    February 10, 2019
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Extremely practical
    So great for gluing. You don't need to worry about any drips that might occur that could mark up your work table. Easy cleanup and convenient to store and use.
    February 2, 2019
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Perfect for glueing segments
    For wood bowls
    January 30, 2019
    4 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Excellent product!
    This silicon mat has proved to be an excellent surface to glue up my small projects on. It protects my wood surfaces from damage and provides easy clean up when finished. Planning to buy more so I can make a larger area for my bigger projects.
    January 13, 2019
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Well worth the price. Glue doesn't stick to it and it is large enough to use as a cover on my workbench.
    January 12, 2019
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Excellent quality
    Very useful. Planning on getting the XL size.
    January 6, 2019
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Silicone mats are the best!
    Rockler Silicone mats are awesome! Protects my projects, Nothing sticks to them and Easy clean up-just spray them off. Here is my finished project using the Rockler Silicone mat and Glue applicator.
    Rockler Silicone mats are awesome! Nothing sticks to them, and easy clean up.Protects projects too.
    Rockler Silicone mats are awesome! Nothing sticks to them, and easy clean up.Protects projects too.
    January 2, 2019
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Silicone project mat
    I really like this mat. Much better than using newspapers. I have not used it a lot but I ordered a second one for a gift for my son to use for projects and also his 2 year old daughter to use for painting or children's projects etc.. It is great protection for counter tops etc. and easy to clean up.
    December 31, 2018
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    It's Rockler brand
    Richard C on Feb 22, 2019
    needed a second one
    Charles D on Feb 20, 2019
    It's Rockler brand
    Richard C on Feb 22, 2019
    to protect my bench or area i am working in the house from the glue
    glenn l on Feb 20, 2019
    needed a second one
    Charles D on Feb 20, 2019
    Protect my work surfaces
    Steve H on Feb 18, 2019
    Tired of Wax Paper
    Lee B on Feb 15, 2019
    Prevent messes
    Ann P on Feb 12, 2019
    had one needed two more.
    john C on Feb 11, 2019
    I'm tired of the mess
    John J on Feb 11, 2019
    Looks like it would be an easier clean-up than scraping my bench, plus I could use this on my saw table and keep my bench open.
    Thomas R on Feb 10, 2019
    Easier clean up
    David J on Feb 8, 2019
    Best I could find anywhere!
    Stephen Collins M on Feb 8, 2019
    Building new assembly table and want to preserve surface from blue and finish spills.
    Therese C on Feb 7, 2019
    Looking for something to glue up my segmented wood turning projects and this should do up the trick.
    Micky J on Feb 6, 2019
    Edward J on Feb 6, 2019
    It seems to be able to fit my space and protect the benchtop
    George M on Feb 4, 2019
    Appears like it is a practical product to protect my new workbench.
    Don F on Feb 3, 2019
    joanna o on Feb 1, 2019
    Nice size for glue up and sanding
    Jerry L on Dec 23, 2018
    Christmas gift for brother in law.
    Thomas C on Dec 21, 2018
    Keeping my benchtop clear when gluing segment rings
    Mickey B on Dec 20, 2018
    Purchased one prior, worked great, using this one for another bench.
    Jerry P on Dec 20, 2018
    To protect my work bench when doing glue-up...!
    Donald P on Dec 17, 2018
    To have a dedicated glue area for segment turning glueups
    Richard W on Dec 16, 2018
    I have really enjoyed this mat I use it all the time. its thick and nothing sticks to it
    Dennis M on Dec 16, 2018
    Looks like a great alternative to the pieces of cardboard box I have been using.
    KEITH W on Dec 15, 2018
    tired of scraping glue off bench.
    jerry m on Dec 14, 2018
    Husband wish list
    Johnnie B on Dec 14, 2018
    I have been using cardboard, painters plastic etc. for my glue ups. It's a mess. These Rockler Mats are convenient and easy to use- after the glue dries just roll the mats up and off comes to glue. And the Mats are easy to store away.
    Richard K on Dec 12, 2018
    If one is good, two are better!
    Margaret A on Dec 10, 2018
    better than cleaning up the workbench.
    Thomas G on Dec 10, 2018
    Saw video using this pad, and think this will be very useful to catch glue drips in my shop.
    J O on Dec 10, 2018
    It seems as though it will be a great addition to my husband's shop. Handy.
    Holly C on Dec 9, 2018
    It was on my husband's list. He is a home handyman.
    Maryellen B on Dec 9, 2018
    Reusable. Saves on buying rolls of rosin paper. Newspaper, is almost non-existent, these days. I bought two, on sale, to provide maximum flexibility in use. Two, smaller mats, on sale, are equal in price to one XL mat, and they cover more area (plus, the aforementioned flexibility in usage).
    Matthew T on Dec 9, 2018
    I've been using craft paper by the yard to protect my workbench top when using glue.
    The two that I purchased will perfectly cover my 30" deep workbench giving me a nice sized glue up area.
    Craig B on Dec 9, 2018
    To prevent gluing projects to the workbench
    Alyce D on Dec 9, 2018
    Good gluing mat
    MICHAEL B on Dec 7, 2018
    Keep the mess to a minimum
    Jon J on Dec 6, 2018
    Gift for woodworking husband
    Jessica T on Dec 6, 2018
    It's a Christmas gift and it will make gluing easier and neater.
    Dorothy D on Dec 6, 2018
    To provide protection to my bench and keep it neat.
    David N on Dec 6, 2018
    Good drawer liner
    David C on Dec 5, 2018
    Husband requested item
    Judy A F on Dec 5, 2018
    My dad wanted it.
    SHANNON M on Dec 4, 2018
    It is a gift
    Heather M on Dec 3, 2018
    AHandy way to keep my bench a little neater.
    Jim T on Dec 3, 2018
    I do a lot of gluing. I think they will be handy
    Terrell W on Dec 2, 2018
    These are great for projects for anyone, wood working, model building, sewing, crafts, etc.
    Deb S on Dec 2, 2018
    Keep glue from table.
    Andrew on Dec 2, 2018
    This mat was recommended to me by a fellow musical instrument repair tech for topping my workbench to protect my repairs. Can’t wait to try it out.
    Justin R on Dec 1, 2018
    to protect my bench or area i am working in the house from the glue
    glenn l on Feb 20, 2019
    Protect my work surfaces
    Steve H on Feb 18, 2019
    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.
    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: I have used gorilla glue, which is polyurethane based on this mat many times. Once fully cured, the polyurethane glues squeeze out will effectively pop off the matt. Just roll & shake the mat a few times.
    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
    Can this silicone mat be used for cutting glass to make picture frames ?
    Angie L on Dec 2, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: yes
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    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 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.
    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.
    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
    BEST ANSWER: China
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