Office Chair on Carpet.

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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'.

    Thanks,
     
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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    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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    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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    Get a few of those and you can have a roller skating rink.
     
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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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    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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