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    Default Chair mat for carpet

    My new house has carpet in my sewing room and it is driving me nuts because the chair does not roll. Has anybody used one of those mats that go under your chair on carpet? How did it work? What should I look for or avoid?

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    I have very flat carpet in my sewing room, and we have carpet roll mats. It works great. No issues. They sell a flat one and another with grips for higher pile carpet.

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    I had the one for higher pile carpet...threw it away! I went back and got one of the larger bamboo mats. It rolls out flat under my larger desk and is held in place by the inner legs. I love it, only problem, when the kids put it back after the window guys, they put it too far under the desk and I roll off the back of it. lol, then I get that sinking feeling.
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    Try a yoga mat . I picked one up at Goodwill for a couple of $$

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    Default Re: Chair mat for carpet

    I have regular carpet and use a mat I picked up at Office Depot years ago. I have used it so much, it now has cracks in the middle where I sit a lot. I think it's time to replace.

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    I use one under my chair. It works great.

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    We have carpet in our den/sewing area. I have a floor mat on the carpet for my rolling chair. The underside of our mat has gripper points. It works well.
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    The mats are good with one word of caution! Please be extra cautious that you "chair" doesn't get away from you as you sit down they tend to move quickly on the plastic mats.
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    We have quite thick carpet and I have to use a chair mat. I buy mine at Staples and I use the ones that are made for thick carpet. I have to replace them about every 4-5 years because they crack.

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    One of my sons gave me a mat for my quilting loft for Mothers Day a few years back. I don't know how I sewed without it. Mats do crack after awhile. They crack at the office too. Not much you can do about that but replace them. They are well worth it though.
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