I have been scouring the internet for information regarding what would be a good surface to do hot air rework on.
Right now, my lab, if you want to call it that, is a wooden bench with cardboard surface...not the greatest. I recently got a hot air rework station to do some awesome SMD work but considering it gets so hot, I'm worried that my workstation will spontaneously combust. At previous employments and labs, there were ESD mats that we'd used. Considering those are pretty expensive, what would be a suitable affordable solution?