I am in the market for a new cutting mat and figured I would just go buy one at JoAnn's, with coupon of course! I had recently read all of your comments on the terrible rubber smell of the Olfa matts!! Yesterday, I picked up a big matt at Joanne's and could not believe the smell! I carried it around with me for about 20 minutes, but could not stand even being that close to it! I put it back immediately. Pewwwww. And the odor stayed with me most of the afternoon!!! Thanks for making me aware of this problem. I am a big fan of the Olfa matts, so now what? I am going to try and find a website to complain but surely they are aware of it? JoAnn's was so busy couldn't find anyone to talk to about it.