This is my first purchase of a marble pastry board. I have used it a few times and found it to be a very nice addition to my kitchen. I needed something to roll out my pastry and cookies, etc. because my counter top is made out of laminate and everything sticks to it and is hard to clean up without a big mess. I also bought this marble board because it keeps your dough on the chilly side which is good for rolling out, particularily for pie crusts. I also bought a marble rolling pin, so I have the best to work with. I am very pleased with this board. I checked the prices online and this was an econmical choice even though a bit pricey, the other ones weren't as thick and made well. If you're looking for a good marble pastry board, I highly recommend this brand, especially if you make a lot of pie or tart crusts.