How to choose the correct Chair Mat

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How to choose the correct Chair Mat

- Friday, June 21, 2019

How to choose the correct Chair Mat

Selecting the correct chair mat is important to ensure that you get the maximum life from the chair mat and to make rolling over the mat safe and easy. A chair mat that is too thin or light weight will cause premature cracking and create impressions from the chair castors making it difficult to move around.

Below is a step by step guide to assist in making this task easy.

Measure the thickness of the carpet and underlay

To do this, use a long drawing pin or straighten the end of a paper clip. Insert the straight end into the carpet and through the underlay until it hits the solid surface below the underlay. (Some carpets have a tightly woven backing so you may have to wiggle the paper clip or pin gently to force it through this backing). 

When the pin or paperclip hits the hard sub floor below grip the paper clip or pin with your index finger and thumb right at the highest point of the carpet being careful not to press down which will give a false reading. 

Remove the paper clip or pin from the carpet and measure from the point that hit the subfloor to the your fingers. This will be the total height of your carpet and this measurement can be used when buying your Matshop Chair Mats.