Quoted from Tuna_Delight:
I always use a mat when I play at home - primarily due to leg joint issues. I've seen Titan's mats on their website, and although I've been tempted to buy one, I've held off given their comparatively expensive price. They certainly look nice, but I'm genuinely interested in hearing what makes them worth the extra cost.
This is the mat that I've used for a couple of years now and it has been great so far and costs half as much:
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How long have you all had yours and how well are they holding up wear/tear-wise? What factors make Titan's mats worth twice as much to you?
Aside from any potential Buffalo Pinball sponsorship discounts (Kevin).
You can get opinions from everyone on what they like and why, but ultimately this is an experience decision. Anyone I've every talked to who has owned or even stepped on a Titan Pinmat has nothing but positive things to say about it. A combination of the perfect balance of firmness and softness, visual style, and durability all contribute to the quality and satisfaction with these mats.
Of course there are other good options, and those expressing other opinions are being sincere. However, the Titan mats are definitely a product where even though they may have a higher price, you cannot beat the value of what you get for the money.