Home office floor mats: what’s available?
All the mats you could ever need for the ultimate home office.
Working from home has become our new normal, and many teams and sole traders thrive working and collaborating remotely. To keep your home office clean, tidy and free from slip, trip, and fall hazards, install and maintain your floor mats.
High quality floor protectors are the first item you should buy if you want to keep your workspace safe and clean. Investing in quality early on always saves you money in the long run.
For more information on creating the perfect work environment at home, check out this article on how to arrange your space for maximum productivity.
There are a variety of mats that are useful in home offices, but 2 specific categories stand out: chair mats and standing desk mats. Here is some information and guidance on choosing the perfect ones for you.
Home office chair floor mats
The most popular mat for home offices is the chair mat. Chair mats protect your floors from damage caused by chair wheels (known as casters). Chair casters roll along the floor continuously throughout the working day, which can wreak havoc on all floor types.
Chair mats designed for use on carpets have small grippers on their underside that hold them in place. The grippers dig into the carpet pile and the smooth top surface allows your chair to roll effortlessly on and off.
Home office chair mats for hardwood floors have no grippers. Their underside provides enough friction to hold the mat in place, and an uneven underside against a hard floor would cause the mat to crack.
While PVC chair mats are recommended for carpeted surfaces, there is a larger variety of mats for hard floors. Carpet-surfaced chair mats are ultra-absorbent and can be ordered up to 300cm wide. These have a rubber backing that keeps them in place while keeping you safe.
All our heavy duty chair mats come with a 12-year warranty. That’s the longest warranty in the industry. We offer this because we know our mats are fantastic quality. They will not crack if used correctly – we can guarantee for at least 12 years.
We also deliver our chair mats flat. If you have ever bought a cheap chair mat, you will know how difficult they are to get flat. We save you the frustration with chair mats that are ready to go straight out the box.
Standing desk anti fatigue matting
Depending on how fancy your home office is, you might also have a standing (or sit-stand) desk. By now, the dangers of sitting all day are well known, but fewer people are aware that standing in one position for extended periods can also be detrimental to our health.
Standing desks are a great alternative to sitting all day every day. For any prolonged periods of standing, an anti fatigue mat is critical. Anti fatigue mats absorb the impact of our body weight against a hard floor, allowing our bones, joints and muscles room to flex and breathe naturally.
The benefits of anti fatigue matting can be applied to all roles that require extended standing. But, this article is about home offices. You can find more general information in this article on the perks of using a standing desk mat.
We usually recommend our most comfortable anti fatigue mat for standing desks, but other options might suit your needs better. Being so comfortable, this mat might not suit anyone with compromised balance.
If you are someone that needs additional support standing upright, this thinner standing desk mat provides almost as much comfort. For more options, here is an in-depth article on the best standing desk mats.
Can’t decide? Let us help!
If you have read this far and you are still confused, don’t worry. Our friendly team of matxperts know home office matting inside and out. Reach out to one of the team for more personalised recommendations.
You can reach us on 1300 628 746 or by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively, use the chat function below to talk live with an agent.
If you think you’ve got your matting sorted, but you need some more help on the home office front, check out this guide to creating a home office in a tiny space.