"Bought around 1998 still going strong."
17 July 2015
I hate to admit that I only noticed it had a plastic film backing a month or so ago & yes, of course it is washed, in fact it's cleaned several times a day. It has been missing two feet for years, but this just meant that for me it sloped slightly forward and any 'run-off' was directed. I just assumed I could replace them with any proprietary glue-on dots whenever it occured to me to get around to it. The surface protector is still going strong, it has survived three house moves, countless coffee machines, what greater praise is necessary? Thank you, Lakeland. I'm coming back for two more.