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The Best Home Office Chair Mats for Every Type of Flooring

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The rise in work-from-home jobs has meant that, for many of us, home offices have experienced a serious upgrade. But for all the attention we’ve paid to ergonomic desks and chairs, what about the space under our feet? A proper chair mat can help protect carpets, hardwood floors, and tiles from wear and tear, and a range in designs means you can easily match your mat to your office aesthetic. Whether made from glass or polyester, these chair mat options can be a welcome addition to any home office. 


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Anji Mountain Straight Rectangular Chair Mat
Wayfair

Anji Mountain Straight Rectangular Chair Mat

$112 and up from Wayfair
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Add a pop of color to your office with this polyester chair mat saturated in reds, blues, and yellows. The mat’s non-skid and slip-resistant qualities ensure that it won’t slide all over the place as you spin your chair around during long meetings.

Simple Scandinavian Leaf Chair Mat
Etsy

Simple Scandinavian Leaf Chair Mat

$47 and up from Etsy

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If your office vibes are more Ikea than West Elm, this Scandinavian-style chair mat should fit right in. The vinyl fabric makes it easy to clean (hello, coffee spills), and a large selection of sizes means you can choose a mat that fits your office space best, whether you own a large L-shaped desk or work inside a tiny closet office.


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Deflecto Clear Chair Mat
Best Buy

Deflecto Clear Chair Mat

$78 from Best Buy

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If it’s a simple, clear mat you’re after, this Best Buy option does the trick. Suitable for use on up to 0.38-inch-thick, low-pile carpets, the mat protects your carpet from sliding chair wheels, and creates a smooth, vinyl surface with enough room for movement. 


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Realspace Bamboo Chair Mat
Office Depot

Realspace Bamboo Chair Mat

$95 from Office Depot

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Suitable for both short-pile carpet and hard floors, this eco-friendly bamboo chair mat makes it easy to glide around without damaging your office floor. The 36-inch by 48-inch mat boasts a non-slip, felt backing for stability, and its natural-looking material makes it a stylish addition to otherwise standard office decor.


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Ailsan Office Chair Mat
Amazon
Creamy White Marble Chair Mat
Etsy

Creamy White Marble Chair Mat

$47 and up from Etsy

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The marble aesthetic is everywhere now — including office chair mats like this elegant option on Etsy. Made with non-toxic and eco-friendly materials, the vinyl mat provides a thin barrier between chair wheels and the floor, and is easily cleaned with a simple swipe of a wet cloth.


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RUGged Chair Mat
American Floor Mats

RUGged Chair Mat

$155 and up from American Floor Mats

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True to its name, the RUGged Chair Mat looks more like a rug, with a dozen different colors and patterns for customers to choose from. They’re perfect for both carpets and hardwood floors, and are made with a ​​PVC middle layer to provide an extra layer of support. Wondering which pattern to get? We’re partial to the Del Marcos Ivory & Multi for a serious pop of color.


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Westen Chair Mat
Pottery Barn

Westen Chair Mat

$209 and up from Pottery Barn

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Keep your floor intact with this stylish chair mat made from 100% jacquard woven polyester. The Persian-patterned rug can be ordered with a thickness of .25 or .5 inches, and in sizes that serve as an office chair mat or an area rug. A non-skid felt backing helps secure the mat on carpets and hard floors.


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Nova Low Pile Carpet Chair Mat
Wayfair

Nova Low Pile Carpet Chair Mat

$97 and up from Wayfair

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This low-pile chair mat can help infuse your office with some serious personality. Featuring multi-colored hexagons, the rectangular mat features heavy cotton backing and a fine jacquard weave — plus it’s stain resistant, making those early morning coffee or tea spills a little easier to deal with. Available in three sizes.


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Ablegrid Office Chair Mat
Walmart

Ablegrid Office Chair Mat

$70 from Walmart

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This one is for all the hardcore gamers: The Ablegrid Office Chair Mat features a swirling vortex pattern available in blue or red that pairs well with many popular gaming chairs. The mat is made of rubber material and jersey, with a rubber backing that secures the mat to the floor and prevents slippage. Roll it out when you’re gearing up for a game that’ll have you continuously shifting in your chair.


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Birch Bark Office Chair Mat
L.L. Bean

Birch Bark Office Chair Mat

$99 from L.L. Bean

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Bring the outdoors inside with this tree-inspired chair mat decorated in a birch bark design. The firm polyester surface prevents chair wheels from scratching up the floor or digging into the carpet, while a rubber backing prevents the mat from sliding around. Bonus: The mat is easy to clean by vacuuming, sweeping, or spot cleaning the surface.

Roadside America Desk Chair Mat
Ashley Furniture
Lorell Tempered Glass Chair Mat
Amazon

Lorell Tempered Glass Chair Mat

$60 and up from Amazon

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For a chair mat that works on any floor surface, consider this tempered glass option. Don’t worry about it shattering — it holds up to 1,000 pounds, with a scratch-resistant surface that can withstand constantly moving chair wheels. Available in two sizes.

SussexHome Office Chair Mat for Hardwood Floors
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SussexHome Office Chair Mat for Hardwood Floors

$45 from Overstock

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Just in case you need a reminder of where you are, the SussexHome Office Chair Mat makes it pretty clear with a mat that reads “Office.” No playing hooky today, huh? Designed for wood floors, the accessory is made with cotton and polyester, and is machine washable for easy maintenance.


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OFM ESS Collection Chair Mat
Amazon

OFM ESS Collection Chair Mat

$34 and up from Amazon

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It may not be the prettiest mat to look at, but this simple, transparent chair mat is ideal for low-pile carpet. The mat’s extended lip provides coverage under the desk, and molded studs help keep the mat from sliding around on carpet.

Wood Chair Mat
Pottery Barn

Wood Chair Mat

$419 from Pottery Barn

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If you’re willing to splurge on a chair mat, consider this wooden option from Pottery Barn. Available in four different colors — natural, light natural, black, and gray natural — the mat is made from Acacia wood and is fair trade-certified. A felt backing with non-slip dots keeps it securely in place, whether you’re using it on carpet or hardwood floors.


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Polycarbonate 9-Sided Chair Mat
Target

Polycarbonate 9-Sided Chair Mat

$49 from Target

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Made specifically for hard floors, Target’s polygon mat is meant to protect flooring from the everyday wear and tear that comes from rolling around on a desk chair. It’s made from polycarbonate plastic and is easy to clean, though be aware that it is not suitable for use on carpets. Choose from two colors: blue or pink.

Las Cruces Blue and Orange Rug'd Chair Mat
Office Depot
Jungle Palm Leaves Chair Mat
Etsy