Surprised? Yes, I was. But it's been 4 years since I bought this 42 x 30 mat. No disappointments. No regrets. It still looks brand new. I'm still happy.
My original LARGER than large flexible plastic mat was very expensive. It was made for blade cuts. NOT! It got grooves, pits, and was not easy to store. The cutting marks were not exact enuf. It slid all over the table top. When in doubt, I threw it out! Never looking back. Very good move. Cause this Professional Cutting Mat will go on forever. And if I need another size -- I will buy it!