Frequently Asked Questions About Office Chair Mats

Chair mats are durable plastic coverings that rest on the floor space beneath your favorite office chair. There are a few common misconceptions about these products, so our editorial team has taken a moment to create a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to assist anyone who wants to know more about chair mats for home or office use.

FAQ About Chair Mats

Why should I buy a chair mat?

The best reasons to invest in a chair mat include:

1. Floor protection. Chair mats allow chairs to glide over carpet, hardwood, and tile surfaces without causing scratches, dents, or other damage.

2. Ergonomic support. Without a chair mat, it’s very difficult to roll across carpet floors. The resistance puts a great deal of strain on the lower back. Chair mats make it easier to glide, thereby reducing stress and strain.

3. Teamwork. Chair mats make it easier for teams of employees to collaborate and share a large work space, all while providing the protective and ergonomic benefits described above.

What are chair mats made of?

Construction varies by make/model. The chair mats on are made of only the highest quality plastic, guaranteed not to crack or curl for life.

Will it crack over time?

Chair mats on are guaranteed not to crack or curl over time. However, other makes/models might differ. Always check with the manufacturer or retailer to learn more about guarantees and warranties.

Are different thicknesses available?

Yes, different thicknesses are available. On, we are pleased to offer:

  • Economy
  • Value
  • Intermediate
  • Standard
  • Deluxe
  • Premium

To learn more, visit our chair mats online store.