This is an attractive mat--very similar in style to those sold at ..........., but lower quality. It is also lower priced, one-third of the price at ........... The problem with the mat is that little pieces of thread stick out from the sides. It is the nature of the material and the weave. I just cut off the threads as they appear. It's no big deal. The mat is not solid black. It's a combination weave of black and dark olive green. If you look at the mat from one angle, the mat looks more black; however, from another angle, the green predominates. It's unusual, but I like it.
I couldn't be happier with this purchase! I was a bit hesitant to order them based on the previous review but I'm happy to note I did not experience the same issues as the previous reviewer. I ordered 6 placemats and all of them were in excellent condition. We had a dinner party a few days later and received several compliments on them. Pros: - Great quality - Easy to clean and durably made with heavy PVC
These placements are made of a nice heavy PVC, however they were so poorly cut I had to send them back. The edges were uneven, with strings hanging on all sides, on every piece. They looked like a five year old had cut them with a blunt pair of scissors. Definitely defective.