Differences between Vinyl and Silicone Chess Boards


What are the differences between Vinyl and Silicone Chess boards?


Choosing the right chess board for your set is important! There are a lot of things to consider to make sure that you get the right one for your needs. Chess Geeks offers two types of chess boards Vinyl and Silicone. Both types are perfect for indoor and outdoor play and are durable enough to stand up to regular enthusiastic play.


Our Vinyl Chess Board

Our vinyl chess board measures 20” x 20” and rolls up easily to fit within your chess bag. It has a bright and shiny sheen to it and comes with 3 colors. Black, Green, and Red. See the specs below.

  • Measures 20” x 20”
  • 2.25” Squares
  • Algebraic notation
  • Rolls up easily

Our Silicone Chess Board

Our silicone chess board has the same measurements as the vinyl board, but due to the differences in the material is a lot more flexible, a lot more durable, and a lot less prone to creases. Its spill resistant and easily wipes clean making it perfect for players of all ages, and ideal for use in all environments, that is why we included it in the Best Chess Set Ever! See specs below

  • Measures 20” x 20”
  • 2.25” Squares
  • Algebraic notation
  • Spill resistant & Lays flat

The silicone board gives you more flexibility in storage. It fits perfectly with the pieces and strategy guide in the Best Chess Set Ever box making it the perfect set you can take anywhere. You can also roll it like a vinyl board without having to worry about the corners sticking up during play! Learn more about this board and the best chess set ever today and up your game today!