Chair mats protect flooring from indentations, scuffs and other marks, and from spills. Chair mats also make it much easier to move within your workspace—it takes 80% less effort to roll your chair on a mat than on carpet. And rolling your chair around on carpet all day can cause back pain and leg strain.
Beside this, how do you choose a chair mat for carpet?
It's important to choose a chair mat the right size for your work area. Determine the farthest points of your workspace and choose a mat that covers that area. Do not buy a chair mat so large that you have to put it under office furniture. Chair mats are not designed to support more than you and your office chair.
Secondly, what is a chair mat for? Chair mats protect your carpet. Although newer carpet is dense enough to allow a chair to roll, carpet fibers and backing are not designed to handle the extreme pressure generated by casters. A chair mat spreads this downforce and prevents damage to carpeting.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do I keep my chair mat from sliding on carpet?
Do I need a chair mat on hardwood?
Protecting Hardwood Floors from Rolling Office Chairs Chances are they will be hard as most are made from hard plastic or hard nylon. Look in to purchasing a chair mat for your rolling office chair. This will keep the wheels on the mat and off of your hardwood floors.