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Old 15th Nov 2010, 14:58   #1
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how do you stop the wheels on your computer chair leaving ruts in your carpet ?

hi,

just moved into a new house and got round to fitting some new carpet, problem is the computer chair i have has wheels and there sinking into the carpet and leaving ruts, thought about removing the wheels, but still think the legs would mark the carpet.

figure i'm stuffed any which way, just wondered what the best thing to do is, so it does least damage to the carpet.


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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:00   #2
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Put a mat under the chair?
Invent an anti-gravity device to attach to it?

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:00   #3
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The wider the surface area, the less pressure it exerts onto the carpet. So the simple solution is to place pads under each set of wheels, or buy a chair with larger wheels, or get rid of the carpet.


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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:01   #4
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Lose weight?

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:01   #5
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you buy a chairmat. Look in an office equipment store.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:01   #6
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you can't do anything. i have put bits of cardboard under the legs on my bed to soften the impact but these cannot be seen but wouldn't look too good under a computer chair really.

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:21   #7
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you buy a chairmat. Look in an office equipment store.
Yes, this. It's a hard/flesible plastic sheet which lets you roll around nicely.

I must get back to work, what the hell am I doing?
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:31   #8
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I use a rug under mine.

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:33   #9
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I use an off cut from my carpet
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:38   #10
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Got a mat thing from Ikea, see through but not the prettiest thing about, but does stop the chair leaving marks/protects the carpet.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:39   #11
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I use an off cut from my carpet
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:42   #12
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I use an off cut from my carpet
didn't have any decent size offcuts too do the job .

thanks for all the replies.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:45   #13
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lose weight !!!

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:46   #14
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you buy a chairmat. Look in an office equipment store.
This. Got one for about 12 when I was in rented accomodation at uni, well worth it


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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:53   #15
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:56   #16
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:58   #17
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Laminate flooring is full of win

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:01   #18
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cut out 4 small squares in the carpet for the wheels to sit in


replace when you sell the house
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:02   #19
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I usually use my feet. Hurts like hell of course!


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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:12   #20
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I hump the sofa in front of the chair.

Then I ask it whether it will continue to leave divots in the floor.

You have to show furniture who's boss.

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I hump the sofa in front of the chair.

Then I ask it whether it will continue to leave divots in the floor.

You have to show furniture who's boss.
I just sit on my sofa with a laptop, no chair and no ruts.

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:17   #22
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you get cups with (blunt plastic) spikes on for sofas / beds. The spike goes through the carpet between the fibres and supports the furniture without flattening the pile.

Chair mats are the same - a sheet of solid plastic on top to roll across but underneath it's little plastic spikes so it doesn't flatten the carpet.

You don't use offcuts, cardboard or hump your sofa, that's all wrong, very wrong in at least one case.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:20   #23
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IKEA sell a plastic mat for under office chairs. Stops laminate / floorboards scratching and carpet getting beaten about.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 16:40   #24
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We had a new stair carpet fitted a month ago which also ran straight into one of the spare bedrooms where I have my PC. The PC sees a lot of use throughout the days and weeks so I decided to use an offcut of the carpet as a mat under the chair. However, as Telescopi pointed out, this ended up flattening the pile. There is now a huge flat mark where the chair has been moving back and forth and despite trying to rescue the pile back again, I can't get rid of it. Wish I had thought about that before. Needless to say the missus wasn't best pleased.

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 17:34   #25
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I keep moving while on my chair so the pressure is spread evenly across the carpet

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 18:05   #26
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IKEA sell a plastic mat for under office chairs. Stops laminate / floorboards scratching and carpet getting beaten about.
got that perfect solution

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 18:50   #27
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They're gone in a couple of days, and who really cares about them anyways?

They also help me slot into my favourite sitting position :P
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Rub mustard onto the carpet
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