Our Workmats are lovely to touch and use. We cast them by hand to order, so every 2 color mat is unique. The trays along the top of the mat can hold lots of stuff while you work on your project. A lot of people use them for soldering electronics projects, we use them in the machine shop to protect and organize tools and parts while we work. They also work wonderfully in the garage while working on motorcycles, cars, and lawnmowers. Oil, grease, flux, nail polish, paint, solvents; they all wash off with soap and water. The silicone is durable and pleasantly pliant.