The Nito hotpad did not disappoint. It keeps hot dishes from ruining the finish of our dining table and is as durable as the Nito placemats I already use. It's also very easy to clean with dishwashing soap and water in case of spills. Just one criticism - the Nito weave material sticks out in some of the hot pads which may cause it to unravel and be damaged. I never had this experience with the placemats I bought from Kultura some years back.