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When to replace the Cricut mat

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Almost every Cricut project requires the use of a mat. Any smart materials under 13" wide by 6" long need the mat too. A mat can be cleaned and its life can be prolonged, but at some point, it's time to replace it.

At some point, there is a time when you need to replace your mat. If even after cleaning, (make sure to hang your mat overnight and don't scrape off the adhesive,) your mat has lost its stickiness, materials are ripping, shredding, and/or shifting while cutting or embellishing, it's time to replace your mat.

There's no perfect number for how many Cricut mats you'll need over your machine's lifetime, and there's no perfect amount of time for how often you'll need to replace them. Depending on usage, I would give a ballpark estimate that you'll need to replace your Cricut mats every few months.

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