Thanks for all the good advice. I do get up to do pressing at my ironing board or to cut something large. Its just a pain to "fall" off the plastic mat to just roll to the small ironing area or roll to the other side to cut a small section. I would love to take the carpet up too but will probably sell someday and keeping it the same as the other 4 bedrooms. I was just wondering if anyone had found something better to put over the carpet except the desk mats. Thanks again.