I love love these beautiful placemats!! I've honestly never seen cork back placemats before, but I ordered them based on the variety of flowers they had, and the good reviews. The reviews were 100% right...these placemats are wonderful. Not only are they stunning and lovely to look at, but they also wipe off easily and do not wrinkle, dent, scrunch or stain. The cork back protects the table and I am in love with them! Makes the table so pretty.