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Factors to consider before purchasing office chair mat

It is essential to consider several factors before purchasing a matt for your office chair to ensure that it will be suitable for your work environment.

14/08/2020

 

 

Chair mats are an essential component for every home and business office where office chairs are used. They allow for ease of rolling and reduce the amount of energy required to move an office chair from one location to another. Carpeted floors tend to provide too much resistance for office chair casters to work effectively and efficiently. They are also designed to extend your carpet's life by spreading out the pressure from the chair casters, which will wear down carpet fibers over time and cause indentations. Mats also help protect hard surface floors such as linoleum, tile, and hardwood floors from scratches .When determining which will work best for your work surface, it is essential to consider several factors before purchasing to ensure that it will be suitable for your work environment.

 

Thickness

One crucial component that must be taken into consideration when purchasing an office chair mat for carpet is the thickness of the carpet the mat will be used Each chair mat is designed to be used on a specific type of carpeting. Some are made for low pile carpet, whereas others are made for medium pile carpet. Then some mats can only be used on commercial grade carpet because of their thin design. The thicker the mat, the flatter it will lay, and the less it will bow, making it easier to roll on. Additionally, thicker chair mats will help prevent the chair from moving since it will stay more level. There are also options ideal for big and tall users that allow for higher weight capacity and are strong enough to keep from cracking when rolled on.

 

Backing

The backing on chair mats is also essential when determining which will work best for your carpet or work surface. If the mat is intended for use on a carpet, be certain to make sure it has small anchors or studs that will grip the carpet and prevent the mat from sliding. These anchors are specifically designed to not damage the carpet surface or carpet backing. Hard floor chair mats feature has smooth support that will not scratch or damage the floor below while preventing the mat from sliding. Bamboo chair mats for hard surfaces come with a unique non-slip felt backing, which works in the same capacity: it protects your hardwood floor while keeping the carpet in place.

 

Design

Chair mats are available in multiple configurations and patterns, depending on your preference or employer policy. Decorative mats are available in various modalities, including oriental rug design, heathered chenille, bamboo, squares, stripes, swirls, and lines. These mats allow you to personalize your home or office with elegance and style, making them a perfect complement to all workspace environments. If you are looking for something more subtle, most chair mats come in a clear coating. Others are available in glass clear coat, which allows for the beauty of your carpet or hardwood floors to show throw and your mat to blend in seamlessly.

 

Edges

When purchasing a chair mat, the final consideration is the type of advantages you will want your carpet to have. The edge options available are straight, crystal (rounded at the corners), or beveled (sloped downwards). Straight edges are best for hard surfaces, making it more difficult to slide on and off the mat. Crystal edges can also be used on hard floors and add a more elegant appearance with rounded corners. For carpeted areas, a beveled edge chair mat is ideal. Beveled edges are also a right solution if you will frequently be rolling on and off your mat. The ramped edge allows for a smoother rolling surface.

 

 

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