I’ve had my chair on the carpet for the past several years. I used to use a chair mat, but they always ended up wearing out and cracking and became a huge pain. With my recent chair woes and the decision to buy a new chair, I decided I would get a chair mat again and see if it helped me stay seated properly. I spent some time looking around and came across the Floortex Cleartex Ultimat Polycarbonate Chair Mat.
I ended up buying the mat for hardwood floors because the mat with the gripper back for carpet wasn’t available and was listing a ship date more than a month out. I have the mat on the floor with my new HON Big and Tall Executive Chair on it and find that it seems to be working well at this point. The write up on the chair mat indicates that the polycarbonate construction should help the mat last longer and not crack.
For now, it seems to allow the chair to roll smoothly across the carpet and I’m not noticing much sagging at this point – which is good. Hopefully it will stay that way. I guess we will see where things are in 6 months.