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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
334 Reviews
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Great Mat
Love this mat. Use it for my resin projects
December 9, 2019
1 month ago
works for many things
use for assembly pad glue comes off well does not hurt wood surfaces
December 6, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nothing sticks to it.
December 6, 2019
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works as expected.
December 4, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Protects my bench. Love it.
December 1, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love this thing
So nice to not worry about glue dripping. I found it is best to wait until the glue is completely dry to remove it. Then it just peels off.
November 14, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler silicone project mats.
Love them, glue peels right off when dry.
November 14, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have been looking for a workbench cover that can be used for project assembly and reused after any glue squeeze out is peeled off, and this mat does it.
November 14, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Makes clean up a lot easier saves my workbench top great material most of the time if I get glue on it I just roll it or go from corner to corner roll up and they'll start killing the glue back off of it
November 11, 2019
3 months ago
Love them. Keeps my table clean of glue and mess.
Bought 2 of the small ones for less than the large one on sale. Love them. Able to configure into different shapes or have 2 smaller glue up stations.
November 9, 2019
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
to keep my work clear of damage
Charles D on Dec 12, 2019
Looked useful
M A on Dec 12, 2019
to keep my work clear of damage
Charles D on Dec 12, 2019
Good reviews and I couldn’t find a similar option for my father to use in his wood shop.
Wanda D on Dec 12, 2019
Looked useful
M A on Dec 12, 2019
To lessen the mess of gluing
Randy S on Dec 12, 2019
Keep my work area clean of glue & also hold work pieces during finishing process
Rick M on Dec 11, 2019
My husband does not have one and I think he would like it.
edythe m on Dec 10, 2019
This a great bargain: this mat is so versatile and will extend the work area I use the mats for.
CARMEN C on Dec 10, 2019
It was on the Christmas list
carole B on Dec 10, 2019
Tired of getting glue all over the place.
Jose C on Dec 10, 2019
Gift request for a woodworker.
JOAN W on Dec 10, 2019
Joseph E on Dec 9, 2019
Christmas gift
Rosanne C on Dec 8, 2019
Needed for small projects
Michael C on Dec 8, 2019
nice addition to my work bench
Jerry S on Dec 8, 2019
To help with gluing small projects and not having them stick to the work bench.
BC on Dec 8, 2019
The size is great for glue ups.
MARY B on Dec 7, 2019
Recommended by a friend.
Thomas L on Dec 5, 2019
Protection for my new bench table
Shelli G on Dec 4, 2019
To keep my gluing area clean and flat.
KEN N on Dec 4, 2019
Workbench protection
KAREN V on Dec 4, 2019
Ease of clean up (I hope).
KEITH C on Dec 3, 2019
been needing something to help hold projects
kevan d on Dec 3, 2019
I’m tired of scraping glue off my work table.
Eric M on Dec 3, 2019
Kids can use it on the kitchen table for art. <br />Safe mat for guitar repairs
John F on Dec 3, 2019
Chris C on Dec 3, 2019
could have utilized these mats in the past and will now.
cecelia s on Dec 3, 2019
I needed a flexible surface I could easily clean.
P. J. G on Dec 2, 2019
To protect surface from glue and a good cushion for projects
Ricky N on Dec 2, 2019
gift request
Briana L on Dec 2, 2019
trying to keep glue ups from sticking to the workbench figured it couldn't hurt
CLIFF R on Dec 2, 2019
Bought two to use for glue-ups to protect bench top.
Calhoun HHP: Attn C on Dec 2, 2019
kevin a on Dec 1, 2019
To try it out for smaller jobs.
Jody on Dec 1, 2019
my wife works in crafts. I thought it perfect for working ion projects in the kitchen
Dennis H on Dec 1, 2019
For stained glass work.
Randolph E on Dec 1, 2019
Roy C on Nov 30, 2019
for my kids projects at the table. And my use as well
Heath G on Nov 30, 2019
My husband is beginning fine woodworking and needs something that allows him to not have blemishes ground/pressed into the wood as he works.
Sarah M on Nov 30, 2019
should make it easier to clean-up after messy projects
Stephen H on Nov 30, 2019
James K on Nov 30, 2019
Christmas gift
Ann S on Nov 30, 2019
Ordered one previously and hubby loved it. Need another!
Sharon S on Nov 30, 2019
We are purchasing this mat as a Christmas gift. I have this model and love it. It works as advertised
Mark H on Nov 30, 2019
Good size, good price... I have been needing one for a while
IAns R on Nov 29, 2019
Figured it might work better than wax paper
CD on Nov 29, 2019
Timothy S on Nov 28, 2019
Glue cleanup is always a pain in the ... I have used the same technology for the Rockler glue brushes and glue holders and clean up is easy. This mat to collect drips should do the same!
Thomas W on Nov 8, 2019
because of it's purpose easy cleanup...….
Ralph V on Oct 23, 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
Good reviews and I couldn’t find a similar option for my father to use in his wood shop.
Wanda D on Dec 12, 2019
To lessen the mess of gluing
Randy S on Dec 12, 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.
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.
Does the smaller size interlock?
Buelow B on Nov 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Do not think so. Stand alone mat.
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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