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    Goods of the Woods 54" Round Protective Grill Mat - Black - 12202

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    Manufacturer: Goods of the Woods
    Part Number: 12202
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: FSD-12202


    • FOR GRILL USE ONLY: not suitable for use with firepits, chimineas or other outdoor fires.
    • Protects outdoor surfaces from heat, sparks, and spills
    • Fire-resistant fiberglass core
    • High-temperature silicone facing and back
    • Ribbed bottom prevents moisture build-up
    • Flexible design allows for convenient transport and storage
    • Abrasion and UV-resistant
    • Easy to clean
    • Made in the USA
    • Approximate Dimensions: 54" Dia.
    * Please Note: Under no circumstances should Goods of the Woods mats be used under fire pits or chimineas for heat protection on decks as possible damage may occur. This is intended to be a grill mat only.

    Do you love to use your outdoor grill? But you dread the toll that they take on your deck? Never worry again with this handy grill and fire pit mat! These deck mats are specifically designed to protect your wood from sparks, embers and spills. Constructed at its core of fire resistant fiberglass, these mats include high temperature silicone facing and backing. The ribbed bottom thwarts moisture build-up, while the flexibility of the mat makes transporting or storing it a breeze. This mat is simple to clean and is abrasion and UV resistant. Approximate dimensions: 54" Diameter.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    14 Questions & 21 Answers
    from Green Bay, WI asked:
    April 29, 2015
    My patio is made up of white pavers. Is this Goods of the Woods grill mat safe for pavers or will it discolor them over time?
    1 Answer
    So long as the pavers are not composite, this should not be an issue.
    Brennan W.
    on April 29, 2015

    from Suffolk, VA asked:
    November 9, 2014
    This mat says that it is not for use with wood burning fire pits. Is there something that you could suggest that can be?
    1 Answer
    When used on a wood deck, I recommend using a metal hearth board instead. An example of a product that could work is the Hy-C 36-inch x 36-inch Type 2 UL1618 Black Stove Board.
    on November 10, 2014

    from Sweetwater, NJ asked:
    June 8, 2014
    I bought one of the 54" mats and it is very good quality. I am using it on a composite deck under a smoker grill for protection against the occasional amber that pops out. My question is which side should be facing down, the side with the lines/groves, or the flat side?
    1 Answer
    The lined side of the mat should be facing down. Please keep in mind that these rugs can only be used on a composite deck for ember protection only. There should not be an issue with your application, but it cannot be used to shield the deck from the heat produced by a fire pit or outdoor fireplace.
    on June 9, 2014

    from Suburban Chicago, IL asked:
    June 1, 2014
    Can this be used under a fire pit to protect my lawn?
    8 Answers
    This product can indeed be used as an ember protector for this purpose. Please note that the product must have 6 inches of clearance between the underside of the fire pit and the surface of the mat to prevent damage.
    on June 2, 2014
    I use it under a fire pit on a deck with approx 6" clearance between the bottom of pit and deck and it is fine, therefore it should protect lawn as well.
    on June 5, 2014
    from Philadelphia
    I have used it under both a turkey fryer and the firebox of my smoker. It handled hot grease and wayward coals just fine. I will say that I only use it on my concrete deck. I'm sure it would work fine under a fire pit on grass. I would pick it up after use to make sure the grass doesn't die underneath it, unless you mean to make it permanent.
    on June 5, 2014
    from Houston, Texas
    It could but I think that would be a waste of money. Unless you really have dry grass and are worried you lawn is not going to catch fire. But the mat is only 54" anyways so embers will still hit the lawn. Buy it if you feel safer but you won't hurt the lawn. Great for patios though!
    on June 5, 2014
    from Ohio
    We use ours for our wood deck to protect from heat but it does still get quite hot. As a matter of fact, we had to use a piece of dura-rock between the deck and the pad. I would not advise it for a lawn. The heat will still effect your lawn and I would assume it would burn it.
    on June 5, 2014
    from Massachusetts
    The mat will protect your lawn if rolled up after each use. If you forget and leave it on the grass for more than a day or two, it will naturally kill the grass.
    on June 5, 2014
    from Lebanon, PA
    I'm using mine on my deck, so not sure. I think it would, but you would need to take it up off the ground when not in use to give your grass a chance to breathe.
    on June 6, 2014
    from Cartersville, Georgia
    I think it depends on the type of firepit you have. I used mine (the kind that looks like a "wok" w/o the debris catching cage) and it was just fine. I do put about a 1 lb. sized coffee can full of sand on the bottom of the pit before putting the grate on and I didn't use it for a roaring fire as the heat from the fire will singe the grass where the mat ends. I also use it on my patio which I just had re-paved & it was fine. I'll just add that I really love this mat & when I'm not using the firepit, I use it as a "tarp" for it. AFTER IT IS COMPLETELY COLD!!! Hope this is one of the best things I have purchased.
    on June 6, 2014
    from Omro, Wisconsin

    from Indiana asked:
    April 27, 2014
    On a wood deck will the 54 inch deck mat prevent water from staying under the mat?
    1 Answer
    Because this mat is manufactured from fiberglass, it can hold some moisture in. However, it will not wick moisture under the mat. As such, the area beneath the mat should stay dry as long as the deck is allowed time to dry before the mat is put into place.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 28, 2014

    from Sweetwater, NJ asked:
    April 26, 2014
    I want to use this under a smoker grill purely to guard against sparks that sometimes shoot out of the ash area in order to prevent burn marks on my deck. I am not looking for heat protection against blistering on the deck like you would with a fire pit. However, my deck is a composite material. Is the warning against using with a composite deck just for the blistering issue or is it that it sticks to the composite material and causes damage that way?
    1 Answer
    The warning linked to this material is indeed related to blistering of the composite deck. Some customers have purchased this deck mat assuming it serves as a heat barrier, which is not the case. It does an excellent job providing spark protection however and should work well for your particular application.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 28, 2014

    from New York asked:
    April 7, 2014
    The diameter of my fire pit is 43 inches. Will this mat provide enough protection?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this mat should be sufficient. Please note that this should not be used under fire pits or chimineas for heat protection on any composite (resin) surfaces (decks, etc) as possible damage may occur.
    Dawn H.
    on April 7, 2014

    from Strawberry, CA asked:
    February 25, 2014
    Is this mat safe to use on an asphalt driveway? Under a 36" fire pit? Should we put sand in the bottom of the fire pit?
    1 Answer
    There is not a problem with using the mat on a concrete, asphalt, or wood surface. Adding sand to the bottom of a fire pit does help to insulate the bottom, increases longevity of the pan, and lowers the amount of heat the material beneath the pit is subjected to.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 26, 2014

    from Virginia asked:
    September 14, 2013
    Can I use this under a 42 inch steel fire pit surrounded by fire pit bricks? The mat will sit directly on a concrete patio which I want to protect from stains and cracking.
    1 Answer
    This product can indeed be used for your intended purpose. The only limitation of this item is in regards to composite decks, however concrete will not pose an issue.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on September 16, 2013

    from San Marcos, CA asked:
    July 16, 2013
    Is this mat the right size to place beneath a 40" copper bowl firepit?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this mat should be sufficient, as it will give you just over a foot of protection in each direction.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on July 16, 2013

    from NC asked:
    June 12, 2013
    Why can't I use this mat on composite decking?
    1 Answer
    The manufacturer advises: "We have had three complaints since 2010 for mats under firepits and all were composite decks that had surface damage. We have addressed all three." For this reason, the manufacturer includes the notice that you received with your shipment.
    Magan B.
    on June 13, 2013

    from Milwaukee, WI asked:
    May 6, 2013
    How thick is this mat? Can it be folded?
    1 Answer
    This item is approximately 1/8" of an inch thick. The mat is constructed of a rubberized material that can be folded over, but will not lay completely flat.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 6, 2013

    from ny asked:
    December 9, 2011
    Does the bottom of the bowl have to be a certain number of inches from the ground for the mat to protect my deck from heat damage?
    1 Answer
    Clearances from the deck will depend solely on the type of fire pit or burner you are using. Please advise as to which product you currently have installed. I will be happy to check the clearances for you.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 9, 2011

    James Black
    from Cary, NC asked:
    December 4, 2011
    I want to store this mat when not in use. How flexible is it? Can I roll it into a 8" tube?
    1 Answer
    This mat is very flexible and will indeed be able to fit inside an 8" tube. Provided the tube is 54" long, of course.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 7, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    9 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
    By Brad from Coastal North Carolina on December 31, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    "Cool" Product
    It's a surprisingly easy protection for my deck that was much lighter, more flexible and easier to work with than I had anticipated. Yet it gives great protection to my deck from any embers or sparks that might come from my fire pit. I'm totally impressed by it and again, pleasantly surprised by it's portability.
    By Jan from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love it!
    Light weight. Tough material. Perfect for under our fire table on the deck! No more worry about the heat or embers under the fire bowl.
    By Jason from Cleveland Ohio on September 12, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Does its Job
    Works great to protect from sparks. Doesn't repel water well so after rains it needs to be hung to dry to prevent mold. Other then that it's great.
    ProsKeeps my porch from catching fire!
    ConsHave to hang it after rains to dry.
    By Karen from Omro, Wisconsin on July 26, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good of the Woods 54 inch Round Protective Deck Mat
    I have been looking for ages for something that I can place under my burn pit to prevent discoloration of the patio surface and the grass of the lawn and THIS IS IT!! And it is very flexible which makes it a breeze to put down & pick back up.
    ProsSo EASY for me handle & I'm 71 with a bad back & knees.
    By Carol from Bethlehem, Pa on June 30, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love mat
    For the most part, the mat is great. The only problem is,it is not to be used under fire pits on composite decking. My fire pit is raised about 10" above the deck, and is lined with sand, so I don't have to worry about blistering occurring under the mat from the radiant heat. My purpose for purchase was to protect deck from sparks, which it does a great job at.
    Prosprotects deck from sparks, flying embers. Looks nice
    By Angela Rich from Milwaukee, WI on June 13, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very much like the description
    My parents wanted this to help protect their wooden patio. They very much enjoyed it. Thanks!
    ProsLike the description
    By Jake from Pa on May 4, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Deck Saver
    Nice construction. no loose binding or tags to hang out. Flexible but strong material, no stretching out of shape.
    ProsEasy to clean, attractive.
    By Par from Ottawa, Canada on November 18, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    54 inch round protective deck mat
    Have not had the opportunity to put it to the test but I must say that it looks good under the firepit that is on our wooden deck.
    ProsLooks and what it says it will do - protect our wooden deck
    By Pat from Richmond, Virginia on November 15, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great product for any deck
    While I have not used this mat long, it was a perfect size for my chiminea. My husband also likes it because it is not too thick on the deck. it was a little thinner than I had anticipated though.
    ProsThe round shape and size is exactly what I was looking for.
    ConsI felt this item was overpriced for its size and quality.

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