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15 people found this helpful
on 29 January 2014
I searched various outlets for an A1 sized cutting mat of this quality- and all that I found were more expensive than this one yet of a lesser quality. I was actually a little dubious when I ordered the Q Connect A1 cutting mat here for the price that it is; I was worried that I'd be supplied with an inferior product -but I received the real thing!
The mat is THICK, almost half a centimetre thick. When looking at its edge, the individual layers can be seen. It's covered on both sides with a 1cm grid in light blue print, with a 1cm wide border left all round (and the Q Connect logo printed in light blue on the lower right hand corner). Unfortunately for those who prefer the imperial measuring system, the mat isn't calibrated in inches, in fact there are no numbers printed on the cm grid either but for me, that's fine. The mat also arrives flat -it's too thick to roll and folding it would likely leave a permanent indentation along the fold line.
I gave the mat 4 stars rather than 5 because when I unpacked it, a small piece of the green layer had chipped off. The broken piece was pretty tiny, about the size of a fingernail clipping and funnily enough it’s a nail file that will probably be the best thing to "sand" down the edge to a smooth finish again! All in all, I'm really happy with this cutting mat -I have very limited space at home but now, I can extend my working area to the floor without a problem which is great :-)