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The 25 Best Desk Mats For Your Home Office

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The 25 Best Desk Mats

With many workplaces shifting to remote working, there’s never been a better time to kit out your home office setup to ensure your comfort and productivity are both well looked after. One often-overlooked element of a healthy desk setup is a good desk mat or mousepad chosen to suit your chosen field’s unique needs.

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Whether you’re a freelance artist or writer, or a remote worker taking on a new challenge, it’s important to pick a desk mat that works for you. A desk mat isn’t just for keeping your devices and documents in place; it can also help to reduce wrist strain and provide a comfortable desk surface, all whilst protecting the surface of your actual desk. Of course, there are also great gaming mousepads available that suit both work and play.

And now that you’ve found a great modern desk, a gaming desk, or even a standing desk, You’ll find all of these options and more in this comprehensive list of the best desk mats available today.

1. Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate

It’s nice to know that you’re giving something back to the environment when you purchase sustainable products, and Satechi’s Eco-Leather Deskmate is a lovely large desk mat stitched with ethically-sourced leather sure to fulfill this bracket. Easy to clean and with a non-slip base, this is a natural solution for a modern desk setup.

Key Features

  • Black colorway
  • Non-slip base
  • Easy to clean
  • Water-resistant
  • Available in black, blue and brown

Specifications

  • Materials: Eco-leather, PU leather
  • Dimensions: 23” x 12.2”

2. YSAGi Multifunctional Desk Pad

Are you the kind of person that loves to add minimalist accessories to your home setup but can never decide which colour to pick? YSAGi has made this conundrum a little bit easier for you to handle, with a reversible desk mat in a variety of 16 great colour combinations. Each one can be flipped for alternate colour, so you’re getting two mats for the price of one!

Key Features

  • 16 colorways available
  • Spill-resistant
  • Dual-color flip design
  • Waterproof
  • Available in three sizes

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather
  • Dimensions: 23.6” x 13.7”

3. KINGFOM Desk Pad

A mid-sized statement mat with a ridged top edge for lining up writing, the KINGFOM desk pad uses realistic faux leather to create a strong impression. Usable as a mousepad or writing mat, this is a good quality desk mat at a reasonable price, and the durability it offers is competitive with its genuine-leather alternatives.

Key Features

  • Durable leather
  • Ridged edge
  • Anti-skid foam back

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather, Foam
  • Dimensions: 18” x 14”

4. Dacasso Classic Desk Pad

With a cutting edge executive style and a simplistic but chic design, the Dacasso Classic is a refined leather desk mat that can bring a touch of class to any office desk. Thanks to a felt backing to prevent slippage and ridged side edges, this is the perfect desk mat to use while writing or making notes on letters and documents.

Key Features

  • Ridged sides
  • Felt backing
  • Mocha colorway
  • Available in two sizes

Specifications

  • Materials: Leather, Felt
  • Dimensions: 25.5” x 17.25”

5. Satechi Eco-Leather Deskmate

This durable deskmate from Satechi is a mat of many talents. Useful as a writing pad, mousepad, food mat, and EDC hub, this mat is a great all-rounder and comes in 3 lovely colorways, including a deep-sea blue. With finely stitched edges and a waterproof coating, this is a great purchase at a very reasonable price.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Stitched edges
  • Water-resistant

Specifications

  • Materials: Eco-leather, PU leather
  • Dimensions: 23” x 12.2”

6. Grovemade Leather Desk Pad

An artisanal desk pad crafted from high-quality materials, the Grovemade leather desk pad implements a layered construction of cork and veg-tanned leather for a supple surface and a sturdy base. The full-grain leather will age beautifully, and the mat can be used both for writing and as a mouse mat. Multiple sizes are available, so simply pick what suits you best.

Key Features

  • Cork base
  • Layered construction
  • Four sizes available
  • Works with optical mice
  • Perfect as a writing surface under paper
  • Made in Portland, Oregon
  • Available in sizes from Small to XL

Specifications

  • Materials: Veg-tanned leather, Cork
  • Dimensions: 11” x 24.75” (Small) – 26.5” x 49” (Large)

7. Ktrio Gaming Pad

Ktrio’s gaming pad is a super-large computer desk mat that would suit a broad home gaming setup, with a spill-proof covering to prevent any unfortunate accidents from damaging your kit. The extra-wide footprint is perfect for low-DPI mouse usage. Useful for FPS players or those who have multiple USB devices plugged in at any one time, this is a great pick for large desks.

Key Features

  • XX-Large size – available in three sizes – XL, XXL, and XXXL
  • Spill-proof
  • Good for low DPI mouse usage

Specifications

  • Materials: Rubber, Lycra
  • Dimensions: 31.5” x 15.7”

8. PLENTY Desk Mat

This leather desk mat from PLENTY has a leather surface with a marbled aesthetic, which, combined with its anti-slip base and wide surface area, makes for a practical and polished product. The padded leather provides wrist support while typing and can also double up as a mousepad for your computer or laptop.

Key Features

  • Gray colorway
  • Anti-slip base
  • Marbled pattern aesthetic

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather
  • Dimensions: 24” x 14”

9. Grovemade Wool Desk Pad

Bringing a twist to their standard desk pad, Grovemade has implemented a wool surface instead of a typical leather covering here, for something cozy and comforting rather than strictly chic. Your wrists are in for a treat with this premium German Merino wool, and the genuine leather Grovemade tag is a nice accessory to the overall piece.

Key Features

  • Dark and light colorways available
  • Cork backing
  • Wide footprint

Specifications

  • Materials: Veg-tanned leather, cork
  • Dimensions: 11” x 24.75” (Small) – 26.5” x 49” (Extra Large)

10. BUBM Desk Protector

A multi-use desk mat with a large footprint, the BUBM desk protector, can shield your glass or wooden desk from all manner of scratches and scrapes. With three sizing options available, you’ll find a protector that fits your desk perfectly, and the lovely array of flippable colorways make for a fun custom desk mat approach.

Key Features

  • 12 colorways available
  • Three sizing options
  • Dual-color flip design

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather
  • Dimensions: 23.6” x 13.8” – 35.4” x 17”

11. Dacasso Classic Black

A variation of Dacasso’s original brown leather classic, this black leather behemoth strips away the ridged edges for an open-plan design with felt backing and a leather surface. Multi-functional and multi-faceted, this large desk mat is hand-crafted and has hand-pulled edges, meaning the leather surface is as tight and trim as can be.

Key Features

  • Hand-pulled edges
  • Pen-friendly
  • Felt backing

Specifications

  • Materials: Leather, Felt
  • Dimensions: 30” x 19”

12. Dwelling With Pride Desk Mat

Not every desk mat is suitable for computer mice, but Dwelling With Pride has gone the extra mile with this PU leather offering by making sure optical mice work perfectly on its surface. Flip the black mat for red and vice versa, depending on your preference, and don’t worry about the odd drop of tea or coffee; this mat is waterproof and heat-resistant so that spills won’t be any trouble.

Key Features

  • Waterproof
  • Heat-resistant
  • Non-slip base

Specifications

  • Materials: High-quality premium PU leather
  • Dimensions: 24” x 17”

13. Grovemade Matte Desk Pad

For those who like the look of Grovemade’s other desk mat products but want something 100% sustainable, this vegan linoleum desk protector mat is a perfect alternative. Available in black or blue colorways, the linoleum also gives the mat an anti-static quality to prevent any dust from collecting on its surface. Consider this a more refined version of your typical plastic desk mat.

Key Features

  • Smudge-resistant
  • Vegan
  • Anti-static feature

Specifications

  • Materials: Linoleum, Cork 
  • Dimensions: 11” x 24.75” (Small) – 26.5” x 49” (Extra Large)

14. YSAGi Non-Slip Desk Pad

A computer desk mat available in a wide range of pastel colorways, this product from YSAGi is another great addition to their range, this time with an oil-proof coating to prevent thumb smudges and water damage. With so many colours to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit your setup, and the three sizes on offer make it perfect for any desk, large or small.

Key Features

  • 15 pastel colorways available
  • Oil-proof
  • Anti-slip base

Specifications

  • Materials: PVC Leather
  • Dimensions: 23.6” x 13.7” – 35.4” x 17”

15. EMINTA Dual-Side Desk Pad

Another dual-sided acrylic desk mat, this faux leather offering from EMINTA looks just as good as the real thing, with a litchi grain top texture and a lambskin-style base. Flip to your preferred colour and texture on a whim, and rest assured that both sides are scratch, stain, and spill-resistant.

Key Features

  • Six colorways available
  • Dual-sided
  • Litchi grain top texture, Lambskin texture base

Specifications

  • Materials: Faux leather
  • Dimensions: 23.6” x 13.8” – 31.5” x 15.7”

16. Harber Leather Desk Pad

Crafted with premium full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, this desk protector mat from Harber is a classy piece that’s had plenty of care put into it. A wool felt base will prevent any slippage while working, and you’ll be glad to know that it’s both eco-friendly and sturdy. Its raw edges will never fray, and it also has natural anti-static qualities.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Handmade in Spain
  • Microfibre lining

Specifications

  • Materials: Veg-tanned leather, Wool felt, Microfibre
  • Dimensions: 19.6” x 11.8” – 31.49” x 17.71”

17. Aothia Leather Desk Pad

Aothia’s flagship computer desk mat is a waterproof, scuff-resistant piece with a simplistic but attractive design. It comes in ten pleasing colorways and a variety of sizes. Thanks to its low price, this is a great pick for kitting out a whole office suite in matching desk pads and will help prevent employees’ wrist strain thanks to its soft padding.

Key Features

  • Ten colorways available
  • Waterproof
  • Scuff-resistant

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather, 
  • Dimensions: 23.6” x 13.7” – 36” x 17”

18. Aothia Natural Cork Pad

Blending natural materials with synthetic leather for an eco-friendly product with an organic feel, Aothia’s alternative desk mat is an attractive choice for those after something a bit different. The cork base once again provides extra padding to prevent wrist strain, while the PU leather retains heat well, making for a warm desk surface in those cold winter months.

Key Features

  • Climate pledge friendly 
  • Padded for wrist support
  • Retains heat

Specifications

  • Materials: Cork, PU leather
  • Dimensions: 31.5” x 15.7”

19. GIM RGB Gaming Mousepad

A gaming desk mat with a variety of interesting features, GIM’s RGB pad is decked out with 14 different lighting modes, making this the perfect mat for bringing a bit of ambiance to your gaming setup. With four handy USB ports implemented in its power socket, this is a multi-functional mousepad that’ll help you keep all of your devices in check.

Key Features

  • 14 lighting modes
  • Waterproof
  • 4 USB ports

Specifications

  • Materials: Rubber
  • Dimensions: 31.5” x 11.8”

20. SteelSeries QcK Gaming Pad

SteelSeries’ classic gaming desk mat returns with an RGB upgrade, implementing a thin line of sleek RGBs along its finely stitched edges. With a microfibre cloth weave, this is the best desk mat for the gamer who wants lots of space to line up their shots, as it’s perfect for low DPI setups and will provide pixel-perfect tracking—a perfect desk pad for the ultimate battle station.

Key Features

  • RGB lighting
  • Stitched edges
  • Good for low DPI mouse usage

Specifications

  • Materials: Microfibre cloth
  • Dimensions: 12.59” x 10.63” – 48” x 24”

21. Nekmit Leather Desk Blotter

Designed to look like real leather, this desk blotter from Nekmit is a simplistic but effective solution to desk protection. With a subtle embossed logo and a slick black colorway, the Nekmit desk mat can blend into any desk setup, whether in the office or the home. Waterproof and non-slip, it’ll see you through everyday spills without showing signs of damage.

Key Features

  • Embossed logo
  • Non-slip
  • Waterproof

Specifications

  • Materials: Faux leather
  • Dimensions: 24” x 14” – 36” x 20”

22. Vine Creations Leather Desk Pad

Vince Creations have gone for a simple approach with this acrylic desk mat, providing six dual-colour options on PU leather with an ultrathin height at just 0.08” thick. Useful for writing or keyboard and mouse setups, this is a jack of all trades option with a slim profile and an oil-proof finish.

Key Features

  • Six colorways available
  • Dual-sided
  • Oil-proof

Specifications

  • Materials: PU leather
  • Dimensions: 24” x 17” – 36” x 20”

23. SteelSeries QcK Non-RGB

The original gaming desk mat from SteelSeries is renowned the world over as the gold standard for gamers. I own one of these myself, and I can vouch for excellent tracking on the microfibre cloth when paired with a low-DPI gaming mouse; and whilst every fabric gathers some dust over time, this one can be easily washed to keep it feeling new. The non-slip base never budges, and the rounded edges give it a nice neat footprint too.

Key Features

  • Waterproof
  • Washable fabric
  • Non-slip base

Specifications

  • Materials: Microfibre cloth
  • Dimensions: 35.43” x 15.75”

24. Gallaway Leather Desk Pad

With a leather surface and a suede base, this leather desk mat from Gallaway is a lovely gift option that comes packaged in an elegant box. Stitched edges lend it an artisanal aesthetic, and the excellent price means you can add some class to your desktop setup without breaking the bank. The embossed logo adds a subtle finishing touch.

Key Features

  • Dispatched in an elegant gift box
  • Waterproof
  • Stitched edges

Specifications

  • Materials: Leather, Suede
  • Dimensions: 36” x 17”

25. Corsair MM350 Mousepad

An extra-large gaming mousepad for a fully-fledged setup, Corsair’s MM350 competes with the SteelSeries QcK for position as top dog in the gaming market. Corsair has gone for a scratched steel aesthetic with a large printed logo, so the main difference is purely visual. Their microfibre cloth also boasts anti-fray edges, making this one desk mat that’ll last a good few seasons of gaming.

Key Features

  • Scratched steel aesthetic
  • Anti-skid base
  • Low-friction surface

Specifications

  • Materials: Anti-fray cloth
  • Dimensions: 36.6” x 15.7”