Like any other product we use, a cutting mat also requires to be taken care of in order for it to last.
Little things like storing it in a place that is neither too cold nor too warm will prolong its durability.
Your mat needs to be soaked in water once in a while so that it maintains its moisture for self-healing and helps your blade stay sharp. To ensure that the cutting mats last for a long time, make sure you shift cut on different areas of the mat
Cutting on only one part of the mat will take time for the mat to heal itself, and this may cause it to wear out faster.
Double-sided/Multipurpose When you can get a mat that is double-sided or that can serve you more than a single purpose, you will probably prefer it. It will not only give you a multipurpose tool but it can also save you some money.