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drhowarddrfine 08-12-2011 11:27 AM

Office chair on hardwood floor
Just bought a 1955 house to use mostly as an office. There are hardwood floors throughout. This is the first time I've had an office with a hardwood floor so I'm wondering what, if anything, I need to do to prevent damage or wear to it from my rolling chairs.

The planks are 2 1/4-inch and don't creak. I'm not sure of the type of wood but I presume it's oak.

DangerMouse 08-12-2011 11:36 AM

5' X 9' area rugs?


rusty baker 08-12-2011 12:11 PM

Chair pad.

drhowarddrfine 08-12-2011 01:19 PM

Googling around, which I should have done in the first place, I found they sell soft polyurethane casters and rubber caster replacements for office chairs for just this thing. I don't care for floor mats but that's the other option. There are floor mats made specifically for hardwood floors.

DangerMouse 08-12-2011 01:30 PM

No matter how soft the rollers, they can still grind in dirt. Padding of any sort is the best protection IMHO.


drhowarddrfine 08-15-2011 08:39 PM

That's a good point.

user1007 08-25-2012 08:32 AM

I have a nice looking area rug with pad under my chair. It certainly does not look like an industrial office chair pad.

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