(Closed) Chair wheels and hardwood floor

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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924 posts
Busy bee

I have dented oak flooring rolling around in my office chair and I weigh 105 lbs. It sucked looking down and realizing the floor was dented in this weird pattern. However, I hadn’t replace the casters. Maybe it’ll be fine but I would be super bummed if I dented the floor, so I personally would add a really low pile rug under the desk and chair. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

what about a clear plastic desk mat under your desk and chair? Then you have the effect of bare wood floor (no rug) without the negative impact on the wood?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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lleello:  Get a clear mat to go under the chair (or a rug whatever you prefer). We have HW floors and our office chair definitely makes marks. Its not scratches, more like dents, if that makes sense. We didn’t even notice until we moved our desk and saw the floor was worn in that area.

Now we have a clear mat to protect the floor and I find the chair actually rolls more smoothly as well.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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lleello:  How would the mat scratch the floor?

It’s not the kind with spikes that you use for carpet.

Their sole purpose is to protect the floor.

Post # 8
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653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely go with the mat. My mother, who also has one, insisted on us getting the mat and we love it. It’s about 3 years old and it’s still doing its job. 

I have found it is difficult to roll the chair over the carpet anyhow. If you like the look of the carpet then you can always add a mat over it. That’s what we did in our office and it works perfectly. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

You’ll need to add a mat specifically made to protect floors if you don’t want to scratch/dent it. They even make them to look like hardwood flooring if they clear isn’t okay to you.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Get a plastic mat. My Mother-In-Law destroyed my HW floors with her walker and it makes me irritated every time I look at the floor – granted there are other issues with Mother-In-Law but that topped the cake! If dents and scratches will bother you, protect your floors

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