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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''
4.8 / 5.0
307 Reviews
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Silicone Project Mat
Looks great and great for my projects, I plan on buying more for sure
October 22, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Makes Cleanup Easy
The mat makes glue-up and cleanup really easy.
October 18, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Silicon pad
I use this mat to sand on. Wood stays in place while I sand with my orbital sander. Can easily be cleaned off with my shop vac or hosed off. I’m done using a towel to sand on with this mat.
October 13, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it. Works as advertised
October 1, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pad in daily use
Protects work pieces from accidental dings.
September 19, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I Like It!
I really like these mats. Bought two of them and they make a great work surface when gluing.
August 31, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
works very well easy clean up
August 27, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Glue doesn't stick
Great product, would buy again
August 26, 2019
2 months ago
Great addition
Works great. Keeps work area clean and neat
August 26, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fine product. Had one, bought another.
August 21, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
A cleaner work area.
W I on Oct 21, 2019
I have 2 mats and they work great. <br />Getting ready to do large Xmas lawn displays. Need to protect work bench
Tim K on Oct 20, 2019
A cleaner work area.
W I on Oct 21, 2019
did not have one - finishing basement and will need
Tony V on Oct 20, 2019
I have 2 mats and they work great. <br />Getting ready to do large Xmas lawn displays. Need to protect work bench
Tim K on Oct 20, 2019
Be great for glueing mdf 45 conners on trim with ca glue
patrick m on Oct 18, 2019
a lot of times I need a clean and non-slip surface to re-assemble projects, so I just pick the mat up give it a shake and go back to my work. I received my first one as a birthday present and sometimes I have multiple projects going so I purchased this as my second one.
Phillip N on Oct 17, 2019
As a gift for my father who requested it.
Britney C on Oct 16, 2019
Gift for wife who is into crafting
Stan W on Oct 14, 2019
I have an upcoming project using glue, this mat is perfect for avoiding the usual mess.
Bianca B on Oct 11, 2019
Need for my shop for glue ups.
Vanessa M on Oct 11, 2019
To use on glue ups
John M on Oct 9, 2019
It is on sale and I want to try it out.
JJ Happ on Oct 8, 2019
To mange gluing things better
Ward S on Oct 8, 2019
To protect the workbench from glue drips.
Lance D on Oct 6, 2019
it was on sale and i figured it would help my glue up mess
GABRIEL M on Oct 5, 2019
Cut My Other one into by mistake
Danny J on Oct 4, 2019
On Sale and need it for future projects.
D M on Oct 2, 2019
Saw it on a Glimpse inside on you tube
thomas n on Oct 2, 2019
Robert M on Oct 1, 2019
I want it
Frederick T on Sep 29, 2019
kenneth t on Sep 29, 2019
On sale, and a great product for a bench pad when performing precise electrical soldering
Norm Chapman S on Sep 27, 2019
It will save on newspaper and wax paper during glue ups, which should save time at the gluing table.
B O on Sep 27, 2019
I chose this mat because glue comes off easily and I hope to use it as a sanding mat?
Jon H on Sep 22, 2019
I already have one and love it, so wanted more!
Sean K on Sep 10, 2019
This was a bit of a splurge buy, but I'm always getting glue on my bench and trying to wipe it quickly. I like that this mat collects the glue and keeps it off the surface of the piece I'm glueing.
Matthew S on Aug 1, 2019
this will be great for putting togeather projects
richard p on Aug 1, 2019
ease of cleaning
larry B on Jul 31, 2019
for when gluing items together
Lester T on Jul 29, 2019
Needed a good mat for my work benches.
Louis P on Jul 29, 2019
To protect my workbench
kevin a on Jul 28, 2019
Need a table cover while gluing up and assembling pens
E A on Jul 28, 2019
For use under my sharpening stones.
James M on Jul 27, 2019
Protect new woodworking bench I built of poplar. Ink stains, knife slices,
Stanley B on Jul 23, 2019
I already have one. I use it alot.
Don R on Jul 22, 2019
I need one to protect my workbench top.
Robert D on Jul 22, 2019
I do a LOT of gluing.
Rory D on Jul 19, 2019
I have one of these already. Wanted to link a second one to the first in order to cover most of my bench surface.
Gino L on Jul 19, 2019
Keeping my workspace glue free.
HOWARD E J on Jul 19, 2019
friend has similar mat and is very beneficial with gluing projects
Mario F on Jul 15, 2019
Clean up, clean up, clean up!
Gary S on Jul 15, 2019
Need them in shop on the workbench and in the kitchen on the counter.
Owen A on Jul 15, 2019
Looks like a quality product to protect my work bench from oily projects.
Don S on Jul 14, 2019
My daughter and I both work on projects all the time. I ordered one for each of us to help keep the work area clean.
Greg V on Jul 14, 2019
keep glue off workbench
Andrew S on Jul 11, 2019
Old one worn out
Mike S on Jul 10, 2019
Have been looking at this for a while. Sale price and needed item to protect work surfaces.
Bruce L on Jul 10, 2019
Keeps everything protected.
Felix J B on Jul 8, 2019
This is my third one... reason for three? Cover more of my work bench. Great tool!!!!!!!
Jim G on Jul 7, 2019
I do many items that I glue together and this should be a help.
Gordon B K on Jul 7, 2019
Keep glue off the bench
Ram Jet on Jul 7, 2019
did not have one - finishing basement and will need
Tony V on Oct 20, 2019
Be great for glueing mdf 45 conners on trim with ca glue
patrick m on Oct 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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