This is the first message I have posted in this forum and I am hoping that there is enough participation that someone is an expert about cutting mats. My problem is what to buy to replace the 40″ by 72″ mat I have had since 1990. There is no brand name on it, but I bought it at the time I purchased the cutting table, which is by Ideal Creations Div., Create A Space. The problem is that there are lots of nicks and cuts which catch and snag fabric. This has been this way for over a year, so I had about 11 years of satisfactory use. There are advertisements in Threads for hard surface, self healing surface and pinable surface. Which is the best? I use a rotary cutter for almost everything and make most of my clothing and many home decor items. I would say the mat gets heavy use.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.