Chair Mat Benefits and Types

When working in an office on a computer it is vital that you invest in a chair mat. It will help you by not allowing static to get to the computer. If static goes through your computer you can lose valuable information and work as well as wreck havoc on your computer. It works by eliminating the static from the person before he or she touches the computer.

Chair mats also keep the desk area clean and new looking. You will save the life of your carpeting simply by using it. Many people drink soda, coffee and/or eat at their desk and mishaps will occur. Wet or muddy shoes will also damage your floor over time. For a small investment, you take out the worry of accidents. One can easily wipe up spills with a cloth on the plastic surface.

It will also help the person working at the desk by not having to struggle to move from one area to the next. This way, the chair easily glides across the floor versus having to struggle to push around with one’s leg muscles. Repetitive pushing with one’s leg muscles can cause leg pain and back pain.

Many quality mats have protective edges that are made so people do not trip on them. Most chair mats come in a variety of sizes to fit your office needs.

Here are the types of chair mats to be aware of:

White chair mat – You may want these as the mat will fit right under your desk and let you slide on the wheels of your office chair with ease. Get your work done quicker and safer by using one.

Clear chair mat – You can select a one to make the chair mat less noticeable. Some people prefer the clear variety so that the office rug shows through. Or maybe you have wooden floors in your office that you want to show off. No matter what your particular style of flooring at your place of business, the clear office mat will practically and invisibly fit in anywhere.

Chair mats for carpets – These come with a lip to slide under your desk. On the bottom of the chair mat there are tiny textured “dots” to hold the chair mat in place. The textured dots grip the carpeting so that the mat will not slide around. The top of the mat is not slippery when walking on it, yet will let a person slide around on their wheeled chair with ease.

Chair mat for hard floors – Keep your wood floor, vinyl wood floor, etc., looking newer longer with a white or clear mat for hard surface floors. The wheels of the chair become dirty and can leave stains. By using one you will avoid such a mess. The mat for hard floors also has a safe edge all around it so people will not trip on them.

Keep your hard work on the computer safe. Also, wheel around the carpeting, wood, tile or other type of flooring with ease to get maximum work done. Keep your floors looking clean and beautiful by using a chair mat.

Source by Stewart Baker

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