Having a desk mat in your office has two key advantages.
One, it prevents the floor from damage. Chairs get moved a lot. Whether it’s a trip to the bathroom, going out for lunch, standing up to pick a file, or going out to make a call, the pulling and pushing can cause damage to the floor. With a mat, you can protect the surface from damage. This is essential regardless of whether you own the premises or are renting.
Two, a high-quality desk mat can reduce the stress and strain of pulling and pushing the chair. It creates a smooth surface for pulling and pushing. This leads to greater comfort, which promotes better productivity at the office.
When choosing a desk chair mat for your office, consider the following tips
Type of Floor
The first thing you to consider is the type of floor where you will be laying the mat. Different mats are designed for different types of floors. This will be indicated in the product description section of the mat. A mat that does well on carpeted floors may cause damage when you place it on a hardwood floor. Therefore, check these specifications and choose based on your floor. For carpeted floors, the thickness of the carpet is also an important consideration. Desk mats for use on carpeted floors come in different thicknesses based on the depth of the carpet pile.
Size and Shape of Mat
You shouldn’t buy a mat that is so large that you have to fold it or one that is too small that it doesn’t serve its purpose well. Measure the surface where you intend to place the mat and don’t forget to take into account the allowance you need to push your chair when leaving the desk. Most mats come in rectangular shapes but you can get other styles to suit your layout.
Is there a certain color that you prefer for your floor? Are you looking for something to match your office color? Don’t forget to take into account your personal preferences. If you love grey floors, go for a grey mat.
Finally, choose a mat that is safe. Check if the mat can hold securely to your floor to avoid slips and fall. A mat that is not safe can cause accidents in the office. Accidents are not only costly but they can also ruin your reputation as an employer and cause you to lose good talent. Therefore, buy mats that are safe if you want to avoid premise liability cases. Also, buy mats that are made using not toxic materials to avoid risking your health and that of your employees, and ruining the environment.
If you can’t find something that suits your taste on the market, consider contacting a manufacturer who accepts custom orders. After buying your mat, take care of it as per the manufacturer’s specifications. Most manufacturers have specific recommendations, especially when it comes to cleaning the mat. Using the wrong cleaning product or procedures will cause damage.