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Carpet protector for under a PC Chair

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DXP55, 13 Sep 2021.

  1. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    I am in process of tarting up my PC room and have just ordered a new carpet -So can /has anyone who has one of these protectors recommend any particular one or are they basically the same -I guess you get what you pay for.
    Wife says see through plastic - Some come with a lip -is that the bit that goes under table to put your feet on or has the edge got a lip.
  2. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 7,686

    IKEA. They are shockingly expensive (for what they are) but I guess a lot of raw materials gets sucked up into making them.
  3. subbytna


    Joined: 22 Oct 2008

    Posts: 10,199

    Location: Belfast

    Make one yourself?
  4. Stu999

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2015

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    The amusingly named Kolon :D
  5. Simon


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Amazon do a decent one. £30 I think mine was.
  6. Armageus


    Joined: 19 May 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

  7. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    I was thinking of something with a bit more quality like made from plastic and see through :rolleyes:

    My last one was a offcut of the original carpet.
  8. Thekwango


    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    jesus - not if they were giving them away!!
  9. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

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    I think this is confirmation of a free pass to post competitors in the floor matt category? :p
  10. SydDanube


    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

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    The Ikea Kolon is ok. Had one for a few years. Changed to a rug in the end. A rug looks and feels better to be honest under the office chair.
  11. watercooledman

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    Ahh you mean a rug then
    Why go through so much bother
  12. tuftyfella

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

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    thats what ive done, only i cut it big enough to wrap underneath a thin sheet of mdf and stapled in place, works well. :)
  13. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 39,714

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    I didn't bother and about 6 years later it's just a light coloured circle under my chair the actual carpet doesn't seem damaged just faded.

    I could probably just add some dye to a vax and wash the carpet to make it look new again

    anyone paying 50quid for a carper protector what the hell? just buy a plastic door protector mat for like £5 and cut it so size ,use an offcut of carpet or both
  14. Longbow


    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 9,778

    Same. I've had those transparent plastic protectors in the past, but I didn't bother when I had new carpet put in, it's been years and carpet is fine.
  15. dLockers


    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 7,686

    The trend has edged towards lower pile carpets but I guess only you know if 50 quid a good investment versus a decent quality carpet possibly getting unrecoverably ruined.
  16. nine_tails


    Joined: 7 Mar 2015

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    Oh wow , there is a gamer-product for everything. I certainly would have gotten the NaVi one a couple of years back haha
  17. PapaLazaru


    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

    Posts: 17,958

    Location: RG8

    Get what you pay for, go through quite a lot as working for I'm home now.

    One I have currently got seems to be really good quality. Look for Kaiser chair mat (made in Germany) on Amazon. £32.
  18. Sui


    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,539

    Location: Brighton

    I got a circular rug from Argos for £15, does the job (so far!).
  19. Elfmeister.


    Joined: 26 Jan 2009

    Posts: 845

    Have a look the on Amazonian River for : AllRight Chair Mat Carpet Protection PVC Clear Transparent for Hard Floors T-Shape
  20. darael


    Joined: 10 Jul 2010

    Posts: 4,909

    I also used a piece of leftover carpet, as the fitters left a generous amount behind. You can have the edges of these finished / tided up so they look smart, but I didn't bother.

    The one down side to using a leftover carpet, is the wheels dig in further and moving the chair can be quite hard sometimes.