Using a grill mat on a composite deck
I'm wondering what others use to protect their decks (composite or otherwise) from the inevitable grilling 'accidents' (ie, grease splatter, a dropped burger, etc.) I've seen grill mats that explicitly state 'not for use on composite decking' due to the material used - rubber backing, for example. I've seen others constructed out of a cement-fiber composite that appear somewhat brittle. Are there any 'decent' mats that folks can recommend? Or is the damage that would potentially be caused by using a grill mat (ie; fading, staining, sticking to a hot deck, etc) worse than the damage done by the spill itself? Is it just better to simply hose-down the deck afterwards?