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I gave up on the plastic chair mats. Eventually they all cracked on me. Instead I bought a piece of plywood, cut it to the size floor mat I wanted, and nailed and glued down a bunch of snap-together hardwood flooring which I found in the discarded projects section of Home Depot.
All told I spent probably $25 and it's been holding up well enough for a couple years now.

Those plastic mats wouldn't last six months and they cost twice that much.
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I gave up on the plastic chair mats. Eventually they all cracked on me. Instead I bought a piece of plywood, cut it to the size floor mat I wanted, and nailed and glued down a bunch of snap-together hardwood flooring which I found in the discarded projects section of Home Depot.
All told I spent probably $25 and it's been holding up well enough for a couple years now.

Those plastic mats wouldn't last six months and they cost twice that much.

Not all plastic floor mats don't last. The cheaper ones will crack in a few months but the better, more expensive ones will last for years. I got one for $25 from Fry's electronics and it started cracking in about six months. I replaced it with a $65 (sale price; I forget what the full price was) one from OfficeMax several years ago and it's still doing just fine. Generally, you only get what you pay for.
     
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I went with a flexible but quite thick plastic mat for 80 aus. Seems pretty sturdy, but for 80, I only need to get a year or two out of it.
http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/jastek-economy-low-pile-carpet-chairmat-clear-js9303001

edit. pvc is recyclable, which is a plus.
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