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11-27-2020 10:07 PM

I need a desk chair mat and don’t want to buy one.
I was thinking of using maisonette but some folks on a different forum suggested plywood instead.
I was wondering if any of you had experience in this area or suggestions.
I’m thinking my near 200 lb would push the chair wheels thru 1/4” maisonette so I’d bond two sheets and that would be enough. Whacha think?

-- Loving it in Tucson .... Stephen

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#1 posted 11-27-2020 10:31 PM

Plywood may compress under the wheels, resulting in divots. Masonite may perform better.

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#2 posted 11-27-2020 10:48 PM

I covered 1/8” masonite with laminate flooring. Been working for over 10 years.

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#3 posted 11-28-2020 04:20 PM

+1 for Masonite. I think it makes a difference if you are on a firm floor or on carpet. If you are on carpet I think thicker is better. 1/8” alone might be a problem. The flooring laminate is a good idea.

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#4 posted 11-28-2020 08:59 PM

We used to mat hallways and offices with masonite when we had to wheel heavy equipment into a building.
However, we never dealt with deep pile carpet, so that could change things.

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#5 posted 11-28-2020 11:46 PM

Why not look into putting wider wheels on your desk chair? I was concerned about the same issue myself, but the wheels on our chair do not pose any problems with our carpet.

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#6 posted 11-29-2020 12:29 AM

as loren said plywood will compress and start to splinter,masonite is very durable,thats why many use it for workbench tops.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 12-02-2020 04:27 PM

Thanks for the replies. Now for the head scratching time and convincing myself to get out of the computer chair and get er done

-- Loving it in Tucson .... Stephen

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