I'm using it to protect a wood desktop from a lamp base and also to provide a touch of (chocolate) color. The leather is generous, supple, and consistent in color. The backing looks to be felt and not a foam that will break down in a few years. It's pricey compared to a leatherette product but I am totallly satified.
We needed something to protect a glass tabletop from our notebook computer. Since neither the computer nor the tabletop are rather large, the 17 x 14 size worked out perfectly. Must admit I didn't know the Dacasso brand, but research shows that it is used in the White House. Good enough for me! This table pad is simple, well constructed and classy.