Realspace� All-Pile Chair Mat, 46W x 60D, Rectangular, Clear
Does the job
Just bought 2 to replace some older mats that had cracked (one was 10 years old, one was 8). I think they're the same brand and type that I bought before--they look, feel, and act the same. One is used at a desk with a rolling office chair, the other is used to protect carpet in an exercise/play area.
The previous mats were very resistant to slow pressure--they'd deform slightly under the weight of myself on a chair over time, then return to their normal shape slowly once freed from the pressure. These act the same.
I had to replace the previous mats because they were not so resistant to hard impacts--dropped weights, heavy thrown toys, etc sometimes cause cracks/breaks. I actually broke the old mats into garbage-can friendly pieces by folding them and striking the fold with a hammer. Soft impacts (jumping, running in place, dropping light objects) are not a problem, though. I have not tried to break the new mats.
The mats are on two different kinds of carpet, and both stay put.
November 10, 2014
Perfect for my home office
I have plush carpet in my office and this chair mat is perfect. I'm glad I took the time to learn about my floor type for the right type of mat.
September 27, 2014
Perfect - No problems -
I searched for a mat that was not too expensive and large enough for what I needed. So far I have not had any problemw with this, I have a medium pile carpet in my home office and it does not move around and looks very nice because it is much clearer than my old one. It comes well packaged, flat. Great item.
September 22, 2014
Time Will Tell
This floor mat was somewhat less rigid than I had hoped. At 1/3" thickness, I did not think chair legs would settle down into it, but they do make dents in the mat. I bought one several years ago from Office Depot that has never done this even though on the same piece of carpet. This was the thickest mat I could find when shopping at Office Depot on-line, so I will wait and see how it wears or possibly deforms with use.
May 21, 2014