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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Office Chair on Carpet.

I am thinking about setting up an office on one of the bedrooms of my new house.

I am currently on the look out for an office chair however the room has just had fresh carpet installed and I am aware that casters can cause wear and damage.

I am looking at the 'visitor' type chairs that do not have casters but they are not as good as the 'dedicated' office chairs.

What solutions have you got? I am not keen on putting down a 'mat'.

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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Buy one of those plastic chair matts.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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If you don't want to use a mat you might consider doing a corner of the room, or whatever area the desk/chair occupy, in something like pergo. Looks nice, hard to damage. Sucks to have to tear out a section of fresh carpet but better looking than a mat and better than rolling around on carpet.

If you're not using chairs with casters it may not matter.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 03:54 AM   #5
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Are those caster 'glides' any good? They replace the casters to turn them into a normal chair.

You can get them from Amazon.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 05:25 AM   #6
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I think most people get one of those acrylic chair mats. Don't forget to move it now and then to vacuum underneath so your carpet doesn't get permanently matted. I was sold on this particular model by the fourth bullet point...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:05 AM   #7
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Make a mat out of spare carpet?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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Are those caster 'glides' any good? They replace the casters to turn them into a normal chair.

You can get them from Amazon.
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Make a mat out of spare carpet?
Those caster glides are not strong enough and acrylic mats make dents on the mat and carpet. I think your best best is to get a spare carpet or buy a cheap thick small rug.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:46 AM   #9
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Get a nice wooden chair mat.


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Get a nice wooden chair mat.


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that's been my solution. I tried plastic mats but found that residential grade carpet didn't really offer enough support for the plastic
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:06 PM   #12
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I used the plastic mats before and our carpet was too plush, so the mat would sink down whenever I sat in the chair. I'm thinking that wooden mat looks nice...
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