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How to Choose the Right Chair Mat

Follow the steps below to help you choose your perfect chair mat.

Step 1. Floor Type


Hard Floor


Carpet

Hard Floor Carpet Pile
You will need a smooth back chair mat Different pile types will determine the chair mat you require. Take the pin test below to identify your  carpet pile type

 

Step 2. Identify Your Carpet Pile Type

Skip this step if you have a hard floor


1. Straighten out the end of a paperclip


2. Push the straight end of the paper clip through the carpet until it touches the floor


3. Hold the paper clip where it meets the top of the carpet and measure the distance

Straightened Paper Clip Carpet Pile Paper Clip and Ruler


4.  Use the icons below to choose your perfect chairmat

6mm for low pile carpets 9mm for standard pile carpets Less than 12mm for low-medium pile carpets More than 12mm for deep pile carpets
For low pile carpets 6mm thick or less For standard pile carpets 9mm thick or less For low/ medium pile carpets 12mm thick or less For deep pile carpets over 12mm thick

 

Step 3. Chair Mat Shape

Choose your preferred chair mat shape

Rectangular Chair Mat Lipped Chair Mat Trapezoidal Chair Mat Square Chair Mat Circular Chair Mat Contoured Chair Mat


Rectangle


Lipped


Trapezoidal


Square


Circle


Contoured

 
Match your chair mat to your workspace

Desk U-Shaped Workstation Desk and Credenza L-Shaped Workstation Corner Workstation


Desk/Table


U-Shaped Workstation


Desk and Credenza


L-Shaped Workstation


Corner Workstation

Rectangular, lipped, square and contoured mats are suitable for these workspaces Rectangular, lipped, square and contoured mats are suitable for these workspaces Rectangular, Contoured, Trapezoidal mats work best with these workspaces. Rectangular, Contoured and Trapezoidal mats work best with these workspaces.

 

Step 4. Chair Mat Size

We have a number of different chair mat sizes. Our most popular sizes are: 120cm x 90cm and 120cm x 150cm.

Use the size selector on the left hand side of the chair mats page to find the perfect size chair mat for you.

 

Step 5. Material Type

Select the chair mat material type

 

 
Polycarbonate


Phthalate Free PVC


PVC

 
Recycled PET

 
Enhanced Polymer

Price

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Huge product benefits outweigh the small premium price

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Exceptional value ortho-phthalate free formulation

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One of the lowest cost plastics
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Environmental benefits justify price positioning between Polycarbonate and PVC
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Excellent value for the top performing environmentally friendly carpet gripper mat available
Long Term Durability  *****
Exceptionally durable. Used to make bullet-proof glazing!
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Affected by temperature and weight
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Affected by temperature and weight
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Durable but susceptible to scratches
*****
Exceptionally durable. The toughest Eco mat for carpet available
Clarity *****
Clear
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Transparent but can “yellow” with extended exposure to direct sunlight
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Transparent but can “yellow” with extended exposure to direct sunlight
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Slightly tinted green or blue depending on nature and mix of recycled source material
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High clarity
Ergonomic Properties *****
Natural rigidity helps chairs glide over surface
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Dependant on the thickness of the mat
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Dependant on the thickness of the mat
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Good rigidity
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Good rigidity 
Environmental   *****
Manufactured to ISO 14001 standards.  Up to 25% recycled material and 100% recyclable
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Manufactured to ISO 14001 standards. Free of ortho-phthalates. The most consumer and environmentally friendly PVC chair mat on the  market
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Manufactured to ISO 14001 standards. Up to 25% recycled and 100% recyclable. Unfriendly
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Manufactured to ISO 14001 standards. 100% post-consumer recycled and 100% recyclable
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Certified to ISO 14001. 50% recycled and 100% recyclable
Fire Resistance   *****
Complies to EN13501-1. Not easily ignitable
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Self extinguishing but will emit dangerous toxic gasses. Not easily ignitable
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Self extinguishing but will emit dangerous toxic gasses. Not easily ignitable
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Complies to M2 Resistance / B1 Not easily ignitable
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Complies to EN13501-1. Not easily ignitable
Gas Emissions  *****
Max gas emissions of only 3.8 ortho/m³
Max limit allowed – 350 g/m³
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Reduced emissions compared to std PVC due to removal of phthalate content.
Emissions range between 400-600 ug/m³
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High emissions compared to polycarbonate.
Emissions range between 400-600 ug/m³
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Low Smoke Emission. No toxic fumes
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Max gas emissions of  only 8.4 ug/m³
Max limit allowed – 350 g/m³
Temperatures  *****
Service temperature -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)

Unaffected by changing temperatures. Odourless

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Service temperature -5°C to 40°C. (23°F to 104°F) Will crack in the cold.

Will emit more odour in heat

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Service temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F) . Will crack in the cold.

Will  emit more odour in heat

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Service temperature -5°C to 60°C (23°F to 140°F). Completely odourless
*****
Service temperature -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)

Unaffected by changing temperatures. Odourless

Floor Heating Systems 

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Compatible

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Not compatible
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Not compatible
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Not compatible
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Compatible

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