Chairmats protect your
Although newer carpet is dense enough to allow a chair to
roll, carpet fibers and backing are not designed to handle the extreme pressure
generated by casters. The downforce of a chair is nearly 100 times greater
than a footstep! Under this stress, unprotected carpet will lose fibers and
backing will break down, shortening the life of the carpet. A chairmat spreads
this downforce and prevents damage to carpeting.
Chairmats reduce injury and
Use of a chairmat can significantly reduce lower back and
joint strain because casters move more easily across a hard surface. In an
eight hour workday, an office worker moves his or her chair more than 250 times
per day. Some of these movements may be just inches, but they require up to
twice as much effort without a chairmat. Given the frequency of these
movements, a workspace without a chairmat is more susceptible to Repetitive
Strain Injury (RSI).