The material and construction quality is excellent. The padded surface is good to iron on and because the padding is stitched to the edges it does not shrink or wrinkle. The fabric cover is heavy duty and appears to be very durable. Only problem was the fit. My old ironing board is fairly narrow and has long straight edges. The pull cord fastener does not pull the cover tight along the sides. I overcame this by zig zagging some string back and forth across under the board to pull it tight. This may not be necessary if you have a wider board with slightly more curved sides as most new ones seem to be.