Whether you’re in charge of the purchasing decisions at a busy office building or just attempting to make your own space more efficient, the addition of an office desk floor mat is going to change the way you work. Most desk chairs are built with wheels on them for extra convenience, but not all floor spaces support the easy rolling of those desk chairs. This is especially true for thicker carpets. One of the best things that you can do is put down a chair mat to make that user experience a seamless one.
There are many different options when it comes to choosing the perfect office desk floor mat. One thing you will want to consider is the material of the mat, since that will have a lot to do with how it feels and also how long it lasts. The thicker the carpet is underneath the chair, the more sturdy of a mat you’ll probably want to use to provide some stability. If you’re just covering the area of the wood floor out of protection you have a little more freedom with mat thickness. In that case, you might only require a thin one to create a barrier but are fine with the current state of stability.
Another thing to think about is the size of the mats. An oversized chair mat will extend far enough that you won’t have to worry about rolling over the edge and back. This is particularly important when you’re going for a thick chair mat since you’d certainly feel it if you rolled off the mat.
There are also different types of custom chair mats that you can have made specifically for your tastes and space. With a custom mat you don’t have to do too much hunting for a mat that offers the perfect dimensions, you can simply measure the space and then have it made to fit.
The more average of the office desk floor mat out there tend to wear out pretty quickly and they can crack around the edges with normal usage. There might be a bit more of an investment at the beginning when you are having custom mats created, but the fact is that they are going to be easier to use as well as last much longer, so it can save you money in the long run. In fact, many companies actually have a policy where they’ll replace the mat for free if it wears out. The perfect floor mat shouldn’t even be noticeable in your office. It should blend in visually as well as experientially.