Why You Need a Chair Mat

[vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" column_width_percent="100" shift_y="0" z_index="0" css=".vc_custom_1522189645937{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" position_vertical="middle" align_horizontal="align_center" override_padding="yes" column_padding="0" style="dark" back_color="color-lxmt" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="1" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_row_inner row_inner_height_percent="0" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0" css=".vc_custom_1522189613769{margin-top: 0px !important;}"][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" align_horizontal="align_center" override_padding="yes" column_padding="3" style="light" gutter_size="0" back_color="color-lxmt" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Do you know why your office needs a chair mat? Consider these surprising reasons: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" column_width_percent="100" shift_y="0" z_index="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="0" style="dark" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="0" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_row_inner row_inner_height_percent="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0"][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="3" style="dark" gutter_size="3" back_color="color-437818" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/3"][vc_custom_heading text_size="h3" separator="yes" separator_color="yes" css_animation="zoom-out" animation_delay="100" subheading="Think about how a chair mat protects floors. Without them, you could have indentations, scuffs, and other marks caused by your office chair."]Flooring Manufacturers May Void Warrantees if You Don’t Use Chair Mats[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="3" style="dark" gutter_size="3" back_color="color-222560" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/3"][vc_custom_heading text_size="h3" separator="yes" separator_color="yes" css_animation="zoom-out" animation_delay="200" subheading="Think about how much effort it would take to move on a hardwood floor or thick carpet. It’ll take much less effort to move around your workstation with a chair mat."]It’s Easier to Move Around[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="3" style="dark" gutter_size="3" back_color="color-944499" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/3"][vc_custom_heading text_size="h3" separator="yes" separator_color="yes" css_animation="zoom-out" animation_delay="300" subheading="Anti-Static Chair Mats prevent static from reaching your computer or other electronic equipment. This can cause damage to your equipment if enough electricity is generated. "]No Static Electricity Will Be Generated[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="4" style="light" font_family="font-762333" back_color="color-gyho" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/2"][vc_custom_heading text_height="fontheight-357766" text_weight="400" separator="yes" separator_color="yes"]1) What Flooring Do You Have at Your Office?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]This is one of the first considerations you will need to make. The type of material and bottom surface you’ll need all depends on your floor type. In general, harder surfaces like tile, laminate or hardwood will need a mat with a smooth backing, while carpets will typically need a mat with small cleats to hold onto the mat and prevent it from sliding. Here’s a breakdown of recommended thickness based on your floor type. If you need to measure your carpet’s thickness, simply straighten a paper clip to measure the padding from the top of the subfloor to the top of your carpet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_width_percent="100" position_vertical="middle" style="light" back_color="color-lxmt" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

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Floor Type Material Bottom Surface Thickness
Hard Floors (hardwood, vinyl, linoleum, tile)  Vinyl or Polycarbonate  Smooth   0.08” 
Carpet – Low Pile (<1/4”)  Vinyl or Polycarbonate  Spiked   0.09” 
Carpet – Standard Pile (<3/8)  Vinyl or Polycarbonate  Spiked   0.09” 
Carpet – Medium Pile (<3/4”)  Polycarbonate  Spiked   0.11” 
Carpet – Deep or Plush Pile (>3/4”) Polycarbonate  Spiked   0.11”  

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="4" style="dark" font_family="font-762333" back_color="color-437818" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text_height="fontheight-357766" text_weight="400" separator="yes" separator_color="yes"]2) Think About What Size & Shape Your Mat Should Be[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Consider these four things when determining what size and shape chair mat your should purchase:

    • The total floor space
    • Width of your desk
    • Size of your chair’s base
    • How much room you have to move around

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" position_vertical="middle" style="light" back_color="color-lxmt" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text_height="fontheight-357766" text_weight="400" separator="yes" separator_color="yes"]3. Shapes[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]The shape of your mat depends on the configuration of your workspace. View the chart below to learn which chair mat shape is right for you. [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]

Mat Style Best For
Lip Standard desks, U-shaped workstations & desks with credenzas
Rectangular Any type of work area
Square Any type of work area
Contoured Any type of work area
L workstation L workstations

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" override_padding="yes" column_padding="4" style="dark" font_family="font-762333" back_color="color-437818" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text_height="fontheight-357766" text_weight="400" separator="yes" separator_color="yes"]Size[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Size is probably one of the toughest things to determine when it comes to choosing a chair mat. If you tend to roll your chair between one part of your workspace or another, you may need a larger one than you anticipated. Here are some instructions on how to measure your chairmat:

  1. Use the chart above to determine which type of mat would work best for you.
  2. Take measurements of your total floor space, the width of your desk, the size of your chair’s base and the area you’ll want to move around in.

Next comes another decision: Whether your workspace can use a standard sized chair-mat, or whether you’ll need a custom-made one. The most common sizes are 36”x48”, 46”x60”, 45”x53” and 66”x60”.

Remember: your office chair should be the only piece of furniture on your mat. Having any other furniture on it may cause your mat to form cracks due to the pressure placed on it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" column_width_percent="100" shift_y="0" z_index="0" css=".vc_custom_1522190883629{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" position_vertical="middle" align_horizontal="align_center" override_padding="yes" column_padding="4" style="dark" font_family="font-762333" back_color="accent" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="1" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_row_inner row_inner_height_percent="0" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0"][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" align_horizontal="align_center" style="dark" gutter_size="3" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text_height="fontheight-357766" text_weight="400" text_color="color-lxmt"]Need help with ordering your chair mat(s)?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_empty_space empty_h="0"][vc_button radius="btn-circle" outline="yes" border_width="0" link="url:%2Fcontact-us%2F|||"]Contact Us[/vc_button][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="100" gutter_size="0" style="inherited"][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content="yes" row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="0" top_padding="0" bottom_padding="0" overlay_alpha="50" equal_height="yes" gutter_size="0" shift_y="0"][/vc_row]