The Benefits of Using a Leather Desk Mat
Posted at 1:36 PM • September 23 2021 • Ryan Popoff
You’re probably not here because you “like” leather.
You’re here because you’re managing an active obsession with handmade leather goods. You’ve got your wallet, your belts, your watch straps, your other wallet… and you’ve wondered, what next?
So, here we are. Pursuing a big, flat strip of leather to put under your computer keyboard, of all places.
You’ll receive no judgment here. We’re right there with you. A desk mat has no business looking, feeling, or smelling this good, but we made them this way anyway.
The smell of that brand new slab of Horween leather is the best. This desk pad is super big, and covers just the right amount of my desk. More than slick enough for my mouse. Looks great in general. If you want to splurge on making your desk space great go for it.
- Anonymous, ★★★★★ Verified Buyer
Okay, let’s get serious. Here are the technical specifications for our very important, very necessary leather desk mats:
Popov Leather Desk Pad: Product Details
Full-grain Horween Leather
35.4” wide x 11.8” tall
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Leather Desk Pads Improve Your Office Space Décor
Many of us spend a lot of time—too much time—in the office. Shouldn’t we at least make it an aesthetically pleasing place to be? When our surroundings look nice, we feel better.
This desk pad not only adds a protection layer to my desk, but it is an amazing work surface as well. I’ve had it for only a few weeks and it is already developing character. I look forward to a lifetime with this leather piece!
- Alan T., ★★★★★ Verified Buyer
So far, your desktop flair includes the bobblehead doll of a retired minor league baseball player and that “World’s Best Boss” mug. But eventually, you’ll have to return the mug to your boss. And where will that leave you?
Perhaps it’s time to add a touch of true class in the form of a gorgeous new desk mat. Leather brings sophistication and elegance to any setting, including office space.
Working on a leather desk pad will have you feeling stylish, cultured, and bold. Who knows? It just might be the boost you need to actually get some work done.
A Leather Desk Pad Protects Your Surfaces and Computer Hardware
Place your leather desk pad under your keyboard and mouse. There will be ample room left over on all sides, creating a large and well-defined work surface on your desk.
Your leather desk pad buffers the contact between your desk and your keyboard, protecting both surfaces.
Any optical mouse moves around easily on leather, so there’s no need for a separate mouse pad (unless you need an excuse to add yet another leather object to your desk).
It makes my whole room smell like leather and also serves as an excellent mouse pad, while providing cushion for my laptop. Thanks!
- Anonymous, ★★★★★ Verified Buyer
Other materials often used for desk pads, like cloth, tend to be flimsy and quickly get dirty. They attract dust, cat hair, and the like. Not leather—you’ll be working on a strong, smooth surface that’s easy to keep clean.
Leather Desk Mats Smell Amazing
Scent has a direct connection to our peace of mind and emotional well-being. Inhaling a preferred aroma puts us at ease, just like listening to a favorite song.
The smell of leather seems to hit some folks pretty hard. When a piece of fine leather has “that smell,” we just can’t get enough. Of course, only high-quality leather has this effect.
All Popov Leather products are made from full-grain leather. It’s leather’s most refined form, with the grain completely intact. High-end leather products are full-grain because this material retains the most unique character.
One advantage of our materials and process is a superior aroma. Cheap leathers have their own distinct odor—one that’s fake, nasty, and pungent. At its worst, cheap leather products can smell like fish or even manure.
And then there’s the aroma of full grain leather: heavenly. It’s earthy and sweet, with a distinct character that can’t be faked.
We see it all the time in our product reviews—a lot of y’all are a bit fanatical about this.
Came in the mail yesterday and put it on the home office desk. Absolutely love it! Walked into the office this morning and got a whiff of the leather. Looks great, feels great, and smells great! Popov products are worth every dime!
- Eddie P, ★★★★★ Verified Buyer
A fine leather desk pad fills your workspace with that unmistakable scent that you love. This rich aroma is often described as “soothing.” That’s just what we need in the office, where nerves (but never leather stitching) are occasionally frayed.
Bringing Elegance to Your Desk with Leather
A leather desk pad is a beautiful indulgence. A desk space can be drab, ugly, and unpleasant. Or it can be calming, sophisticated, and attractive.
Leather provides a strong and easy-to-clean surface for your keyboard and mouse. Its mix of friction and smoothness creates an excellent non-slip surface
Perfect size for my desk, and beautiful leather. I always buy full grain to get the strongest piece, but the surface of this particular piece is just gorgeous, scars, wrinkles, and color variations abound. The dimensions were also very good for me. Enough for a full-size keyboard, mouse on one side, and about 8 inches on the other side for anything else I need
- Dustin H., ★★★★★ Verified Buyer
The Popov Leather inventory includes a variety of tech-related products for your workspace, including:
- Desk pads
- iPad sleeves
- AirTag cases
- AirPods case covers
- Apple Watch straps
- Camera wrist straps
- Cord wraps
If you’re going all-in on leather, that should be enough to keep you going for a while.
All of our products are handcrafted using Horween full-grain leather. It’s a beautiful, durable material that develops a rich patina over time. Every product is unique, showing burnished and polished edges.
The surface “imperfections” you’ll see are the true essence of leather’s beauty. On each full-grain leather product, some colors and lines and grains exist nowhere else.
Visit our online store today to find your leather desk pad and other handmade leather tech accessories.