How can I keep my computer chair from rolling?

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    My chair is on hardwood floor and when I am trying to use the computer the chair will start to roll backwards on me sometimes. I heard of floor mates but are floor mates just to protect the floor?
     
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    Is the floor even? What are the quality of the castors on the chair like? Have you thought of using a rug, say, or a mat?
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the floors are even. The castors are metal.
     
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    How good and strong are they? Also, are they large, or tiny? Do they bear the weight load evenly? (Feeble, or poorly made castors are a complete pain). For that matter, what is the chair itself like? Does it balance and spread the load of weight evenly?

    These are the sort of things that - to my mind - it is worth spending decent money on; the quality of the product is often (not always, granted) reflected in the price you have paid for it.
     
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    Or, perhaps, try to get better ones.

    The chair I have - an excellent, ergonomically designed chair made by the German company Klöber - came with excellent, beautifully balanced, sturdy castors.
     
  7. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Get a mat. It will:

    1) Protect the floor
    2) Provide some resistance so the chair doesn't roll

    Simple, low cost, problem solved. :)
     
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    Agreed, and something I mentioned earlier.

    Anyway, I have a first rate German chair, with large, stable castors, and yes, I also have a mat…….
     
  9. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    have you tried replacing the castors on your chair with locking castors? you can get them a local Staples and Home Depot...
     
  10. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Large rug with medium pile. You should be able to find something decent, modern and nice and likely made of wool from Ikea or similar stores.
     
  11. sally loo hoo, Sep 2, 2018
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  12. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    try floor protectors for furniture legs of the the type that has a "cup" shape with an edge that will stop the rolling.....like these;

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  13. VivaLasVegas Suspended

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    That's what I did and it works.
    That might work too.
     

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