I have been given the opportunity to try the Grateful House puzzle mats.
First of all, research indicates these mats are highly recommended with at least 80% of the reviews giving it 5 stars on Amazon reviews.
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As you saw in the video above, I took plenty of photos as I thoroughly investigated this 'new to me' product. Everything about the packaging was perfect...from the delivery time to the complete unpacking - perfect!
Note the complimentary Bonus Tag that is inserted for the free 2 year warranty - first time I have ever seen that!
I tried the Grateful House grey mat first! Before I get into it, you should know that I have used the green Rollo puzzle mats - the Grateful House puzzle mats are comparable by product name only being called puzzle mats. The thickness and quality of these Grateful House mats is the finest of all felts I have ever touched. Now my puzzle table is smooth and shiny but the weight of these mats have such minimal movement that it did not give a negative experience. The touch of the felt is that of luxury.
After rolling out the mat and sorting the puzzle pieces, I started with the border of the first puzzle. None of the pieces move on the mat. The pieces are picked up individually and put into place. There is no slippage or sliding - again, that did not give a negative experience.
I did not roll up the first puzzle as I normally complete a puzzle from start to finish. However, I did want to try how well that process would work, so I used the black mat for that test on a second puzzle. Once again, as you can see in the video above, I took many pictures of the black mat and once again all the same perfect packaging and layout was there.
This time, as I was partially finished the second puzzle, I tested the 'Roll-away' process on the puzzle. The test was to see how well the Tube would work. Along with Hubby's assistance, we discovered the proper way to inflate the Tube as it is designed to hold the air as it is blown into, then seals instantly to hold the air - that makes for a quality air tight hold.
When it is time to deflate the Tube, the air-intake-nozzle must be pinched open. So pinch the air-intake-nozzle to fill it with air and pinch the air-intake-nozzle to deflate it. And the Tube is made of really good quality plastic to hold the air over time.
Then I followed the instructions to easily roll the puzzle around the tube and conveniently wrapped the ties around the puzzle mat as seen in the above video. Once that was completed, I packed it into the carrying case that provides the drawstring to seal it closed and easy to carry handles. Clearly the puzzle pieces are VERY safe and still in the exact place when re-opened.
I do a LOT of puzzling however I do have a couple of puzzles 'rolled-away' for the future that are very time consuming puzzles yet I do want to complete them. These Roll-away products are perfect for that reason and also for the convenience of a quick storage issue as many puzzlers are using kitchen tables to do puzzles. If that is your situation and you know you will not complete your puzzles in a timely manner, then this product does come highly recommended as the best product for puzzle mats and storage.
Grateful House is an owned and operated family business. Jamie Lane contacted me to see if I was interested in trying their products. I want to thank her for the opportunity and I am very pleased to provide this review. You can try one of their products for free if you are willing to provide feedback as well - just CLICK HERE
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