The placemats were very nice and durable, and the pattern is beautiful. However whoever packed the items decided to fold the placemats in half which put a permanent crease down the middle of the product. I had to return them to the store.
these place mats are sturdy and thick.. very pretty and accent the table in a very warm way. The only issue is washing them. They are thick and somewhat stiff so you can't throw them in the washing machine. I think I'll get some good use out of them though.