Soldering should always be carried out on a safe surface. A simple wooden desk can easily be damaged by hot solder. For this reason we recommend that you use heat-resistant mats. They increase safety. Hot soldering tips can be changed quickly on these mats, for example, without the risk of damaged the surface. Other hot components can be put down safely. Drips of solder or a dropped soldering iron do not cause any damage to the mats either. Heat-resistant mats are a must for all soldering.