My previous mousepad was worn, icky looking and at least 10 years old. No matter how much I wiped it I could never get it clean. One day while cleaning up after a custom rug project, I started using the carpet tile samples from Flor as a mousepad. I found a great alternative to the standard black mousepad. Yay! So I ordered one carpet tile cut into quarters and presto! I now have four mousepads. And when I'm done with them, I can return them to Flor for recycling. If you don't want four, perhaps you can order four 6"x6" samples and tape them together to make one mousepad. I haven't tried that to see if the mouse moves smoothly over the seams. If you try this method, I'd love to hear how it works for you. Tips for using carpet tile as mousepad:
Choose styles made from loop pile instead of cut pile. The mouse moves over loop pile smoothly.
Patterns work better than solids because they hide stains better