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It seems every couple years when it is time for a new chair mat the price of these pieces of plastic keeps going up. ***?

$60 for a piece of plastic? The "economy" ones that are $29 last all of 1 month without cracking.

Just curious where you guys get yours and for what price...
post #2 of 6
I got this KOLON from Ikea. It's held up well for the price. I've had mine for 2 years now and it hasn't cracked.
post #3 of 6
Just got mine at Staples...
Price was 39.00 with 10.00 instant rebate

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/coupons/25281/offer.html
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I don't use one personally as I like a little resistance to keep me from rolling back when I have my feet up.

As far as durability, what type are you using, and what is your flooring? If you are on plush carpet, you will need a thicker (more expensive) mat to keep it from deforming while you roll around.
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Yeah my carpet is not super thick, but definitely not an office type carpet. Thanks for the suggestions guys! I might use the staples $10 off tomorrow!
post #6 of 6
Or you can make one yourself.

Buy a quarter thick plywood at Home Depot. They are usually sized @4'x8'. Just ask them to cut it down to the size you want. I bought the one with the white laminate on one side. I tried it for a few months and it just collects dirt and dust since it's white and all any dirt is visible, so I decided to wrap it with a commercial carpet. It's one of those really low profile carpet where you can still roll your chair with ease. And so far it's been great. I used a 3M sticky spray and sprayed it on the top surface of the plywood then slapped on the carpet and nailed it down along the edges. And it came out like the picture below. Hope this help you with your problem.

I think i spent roughly about $30+tax on plywood, carpet, nail and spray glue. But it sure is sturdy and won't crack or get discolored like those plastic mats and it fits my work area.


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