How do I choose the most suitable chair mat?
Chair Mats are used in offices or home offices to protect carpet or hard flooring from scratches and damage caused by office chair wheels. Chair Mats also prevent you from getting "stuck" with your office chair on carpets and enable you to freely roll from task to task in your workspace.
We recommend to consider the following questions when selecting a chair mat:
Which kind of flooring would you like to use your chair mat on?
Chair Mats for carpet floors feature small studs (approx. 2mm long) on their reverse side that keep the mat safely in place without damaging carpet flooring. Chair Mats for hard floors have a flat anti-slip underside that prevents the mat from sliding on hard floors when in use.
Carpet Floors include low, medium and deep pile carpets.
Hard Floors include parquet, hardwood, laminate, tiles, pvc, concrete and similar "hard" floorings.
Would you like the chair mat to be transparent?
If affirmative, select a polycarbonate chair mat. All of our PRO Series chair mats are highly recommended. If transparency is not important you may be interested in our budget line (the PP Series). These chair mats are semi-transparent/frosted and available at very low prices starting from £15.99.
Do you require a custom sized chair mat?
We offer a large selection of standard size chair mats. However, if you would like your chair mat to be cut to size we can satisfy this requirement.
Are you looking for a distinct chair mat shape?
Chair Mats are available not only in rectangular shape but also in a lip shape for underneath office desks. A lip is an extension or "tongue" of one of the two shorter edges of the mat. The lip protects the floor underneath the desk where the chair may roll if pushed all the way in.