How do I know which product is best for my use case?
ExactMats® Home & Office offers offers customization to create variety of products for a multitude of uses, including shelf, cabinet, and drawer liners, as well as desk, table, and flooring protection, to name a few. Because there are so many uses for our product, it's important to understand which product is going to be best for your particular use case.
The major considerations for selecting the right material are pretty simple: 1) Where will you be using it? 2) How will you be using it? 3) How do you want it to look?
In general, we suggest using the following guidelines and comparison charts in making your selection:
Crystal™️ - Most popular (for non-glossy surfaces) when a fully transparent, glass-like appearance is desired.
Crystal™ is ultra clear, looks like glass, and is very durable. It comes in multiple thicknesses, including our most popular thicknesses, 40 mil and 80 mil (both varieties are designed for use on non-glossy surfaces).
- Our 40 mil (1mm) product is recommended exclusively for use as shelf, cabinet, and drawer liners. It weighs about a quarter of a pound per square foot, so it is stable, tearproof, and creates a strong protective barrier.
- Our 80 mil (2mm) product is recommended for a variety of use cases, including shelf, cabinet, and drawer liners, table covers, floor protection, and so much more. This is our thickest, strongest, and most durable option. It weighs about a half a pound per square foot. Just like our 40 mil option, our 80 mil products have excellent clarity and is best used on non-glossy surfaces.
Note: Crystal™️ formulations may vary.
Riverstone™️ - Most popular when a texture or a reversible finish is desired.
Riverstone™ is a robust 80 mil (2mm) thick and weighs about half a pound per square foot. It's recommended for a variety of use cases, including shelf, cabinet, and drawer liners, table covers, floor protection, and so much more.
Unlike Crystal, Riverstone can be used on nearly any flat surface, glossy or not. This is because it is has the benefit of being dual-textured and as such, is reversible - one side is textured and clear and the other side is smooth and clear (like Crystal). Because of this texture, Riverstone also does a great job camouflaging existing surface damage, making it a fantastic option for any surface.
Another benefit of Riverstone is that its clear, embossed microgrooves allow air to circulate under items, such as glasses or plates, that may come out of the dishwasher with some moisture on them.
Note: Riverstone™️ formulations may vary.
Rainwater™️ - Most popular when contact clarity and a light texture are desired.
Rainwater™ is also 80 mil thick (2mm) and weighs about 0.5lbs/sqft. This finish offers similar clarity to Crystal, with an added texture that is more subtle than Riverstone's texture. This combination not only adds visual interest, but also the core benefits of a texture - it can be laid texture-down without clinging.
This finish is recommended for a variety of use cases, including shelf, cabinet, and drawer liners, table covers, floor protection, and so much more.
Like Riverstone it can be used on nearly any flat surface, glossy or not. This is because it has the benefit of being dual-textured and as such, is reversible - one side is textured and clear and the other side is almost perfectly smooth.
Note: Rainwater™️ formulations may vary.
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