Chair Mats are used to protect carpet from getting damaged by office chairs. But not all chair mats are the same. 

It is important to choose the correct chair mat for your carpet to prevent cracking and ensure longevity.

Below is a quick guide to help you make the right choice:

 

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What you need

A pin (or any other pin like pointy item, like an unfolded paperclip)

A ruler

How to do the test

1. Take the pin/ pin like pointy item and push it into your carpet until you feel it hit the floor under the carpet

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2. Grip the pin with your fingers touching the top of the carpet and remove the pin

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3. Measure the distance between the end of the pin and your fingers and use this guide to select the right chair mat to match your carpet pile thickness

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Chair Mat Option Chart
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Measurements up to 6mm

Low Pile Chair Mat Range

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Measurements from 6 to 12mm

Medium Pile Chair Mat Range

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Measurements from 12 to 19mm

Plush Pile Chair Mat Range

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Measurements up to 15mm

Any Pile Chair Mat Range

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For Hard Floors (No Carpet)

Hard Floor Chair Mat Range