Merino wool felt has warmth and the most cushion. It’s 100% virgin merino wool—it’s soft to the touch, unlike synthetic or low-quality wool felts. It’s not good for writing directly on it, and it’s adequate as a mousepad.
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Matte has a similar feel to high-quality paper, smooth with a little tooth. It’s good for writing and works well with a mouse.
How it Ages
Each material changes differently over the years, as you use and work on your desk pad.
Wool will look the same on day 1000 as on day 1. It resists water and doesn’t show wear patterns.
Linoleum is very easy to clean, especially compared to neoprene or cloth desk pads.