Glass Chair Mat

I am considering purchase of a glass chair mat to replace an old vinyl chair mat. There have been recent ads for this one:

Does anyone have experience with a glass chair mat? Recommendations?

Link: https://www.vitrazza.com/collections/glass-chair-mat-store/products/rectangle-glass-chair-mat?variant=31385027477568

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I didn’t even know these things existed! Pretty impressive (and I guess the price reflects that). Looking forward to hearing the experiences of anyone who has one and/or your experience if you buy one.

I didn’t know such a thing existed either, and now I am intrigued. How strong could it be? Couldn’t you stub a toe really easily? You should definitely get one and let us know @Arthur.

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I own a glass chair mat - I’ve had it for a little over a month now. I got sick of the plastic ones getting dented up. One “mid-pile carpet” chair mat from the office store had a non-usable dent in it within 24 hours! Those plastic ones are a joke.

The glass mats are all about 1/5 - 1/4" thick, and heavy as hell. I grabbed this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K95V7X2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and I’d previously upgraded my chair casters to:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CSGXTLD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

mostly to squeeze another inch or so of maximum height out, and in a futile attempt to try and get the chair to roll nicer on the carpeted floor (which was a failure).

I haven’t had any issues with stubbing my toe or anything, but make sure they’re big enough for your space - if the chair rolls off the edge it’s definitely noticeable. Mine is very solid and no issues so far on top of the mid-pile residential carpet. The caveat is that the chair mat very much sits on top of the carpet, so it adds a bit of height to the chair. Probably not an issue, but just in case it is, be aware. :slight_smile:

Also, glass can be cold. So if you’re doing the home office sit/stand thing, you’ll probably want some sort of slipper / shoe.

Either way, I’d definitely recommend glass mats!

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Don’t forget the popular alternative of replacing your chair wheels with oversized rubber wheels that work well on both carpet and hardwood.

There are other threads/discussions here on the topic, if you search the board. Or go to Amazon and search for rubber chair wheels.

I have this thick, plush carpet that everything sinks into. Do rubber wheels help with that? I currently use plastic mats, but they slide a bit each day and it drives me nuts.

I currently use this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/KAISER-Germany-Carpet-Medium-Friendly/dp/B07G2HYD4C

It’s a hard plastic mat with little “feet” regularly underneath to reduce crushing the carpet pile (so halfway between a flexible plastic/rubber mat and a glass mat). I wish it was another 6 inches wider as occasionally a wheel slips off the mat. But it’s lasting well. I’ve had it over a month using it daily with no deformation, but a bit of superficial marking where the wheels have been which is only visible when you lift it.