I am home from having surgery done and have a few puzzles I want to work on but have cats. Yeah, those of you with cats get it. I needed a way to put the pieces away when I wasn't working on them but be able to lay them back out again when I was ready and this mat allows me to do that and keep everything protected the way it needs to be. I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of being able to do puzzles again and it is very relaxing. Thanks for giving me a way to enjoy them again!