How to Choose the Best Type of Gaming Desk Pad

Aug 19, 2022

A quality gaming desk pad can make all the difference when speed and control are in question. With continual improvements made in online video game graphics and sensitivity, top gamers need the right equipment to keep them at the top of their game, literally.

Do I Need a Gaming Desk Pad?

The short answer is yes. 

Gaming desk pads serve a variety of functional purposes that can help you improve your game, they are not just for show. In general, gaming desk pads protect the surface your gaming on from scratches and wear. The same goes for protecting the feet of your mouse. Wood and glass surfaces can wear easily and then cause damage to the bottom of your mouse, causing it to wear quicker and be less responsive to precision movements which could end up costing you a win. 

But, not any gaming desk pad will do. You need to select one that will work best for the type of online video games you play.

Best Gaming Desk Pads: Materials

Choosing the proper gaming desk pad depends on a variety of factors including the material of your desk or table where you game, the type of mouse you have, and the actual video game itself. 

Prestige offers a wide variety of quality custom gaming desk pads that are perfect for every scenario including:

  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Linoleum 

Leather Gaming Desk Pads

Soft material gaming desk pads provide premium protection for your mouse feet and your gaming setup surface. Prestige’s high-quality leather gaming desk pads also provide extra comfort to your wrist while you game. 

Leather gaming desk pads provide more control because of the increased friction of the material, giving you control of each specific movement. Leather gaming desk pads are ideal for FPS (first person shooter) online games such as Call of Duty because they provide greater precision for crosshair and aim movement. However, it is important to note that because of the increased friction to provide precision movement, there is a corresponding decrease in mouse movement speed. They also are equipped with a no-slip, grip bottom so it will always stay in place. 

Vinyl and Linoleum Gaming Desk Pads

Hard material gaming desk pads provide optimum speed with little effort on your part. Prestige provides vinyl and linoleum gaming desk pads that are ideal for fast paced movements and quick reactions. 

Because of the smooth, hard surface, hard gaming desk pads reduce the friction between the mouse and the pad, provide a higher level of motion sensitivity, and are easy to clean from dust or sweat. Prestige’s vinyl and linoleum gaming desk pads also offer no-slip, grip bottoms so keep it in place. 

How to Clean a Gaming Desk Pad

Over time, gaming desk pads can accumulate a variety of different debris from the environment which can affect the sensitivity of your mouse and how easily it moves across the surface of the gaming pad. Luckily, Prestige’s gaming desk pads are easy to clean! 

We recommend using warm water and dish soap or hand soap to clean both cloth and hard gaming pads. Simply use a damp cloth on the gaming desk pad, apply a small amount of soap, and gently rub the surface until clean.  

Create Your Custom Gaming Desk Pad

Prestige offers a wide range of personalization options to create a custom gaming desk pad including size, color, and engraving options. Whether you want your gaming set up to look professional and sleek or vibrant and exciting, we can help