Should I put a mat under my desk? That’s because without mats, rolling office chairs damage flooring surfaces. Chair mats protect flooring from indentations, scuffs and other marks, and from spills. Chair mats also make it much easier to move within your workspace—it takes 80% less effort to roll your chair on a mat than on carpet.
What should I put under my desk chair? Desk chair mats come in all shapes and sizes including rectangular, rectangular with a lip and even a clear plastic teardrop-shaped mat as manufactured by ES Robbins. If you have a traditional desk with drawers on both sides, then a mat with a lip would probably work best for you.
What do you put under office chair on carpet? Not only will a chair mat protect your carpet from uneven wear and tread tracks from moving around in your home office chair but using a chair mat are actually better for you. A chair mat used on a carpeted floor will move more smoothly and make you feel more comfortable.
What can I use instead of a chair mat? For modern offices, rollerblade style caster wheels are considered the best chair mat alternatives. Standing desks can also provide help reduce the reliance on rolling chairs (and thereby reducing the impact of rolling over floors), but you’ll likely still need to supplement standing time with a rolling chair.