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 604

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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 601

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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.
     

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