Can Glass Chair Mats Really Withstand Daily Wear and Tear?

While office chair mats don’t seem like they have a difficult job – after all, they just lay there – they must withstand daily wear and tear. Why? Because, according to Science Daily, the average office worker spends nearly six hours a day sitting. Therefore, mats must be durable.

Not all mats are, of course – they dent and crack and get out of whack. But glass chair mats are designed with the required durability in mind.

It makes sense that glass is used in this capacity. We use glass for all sorts of things that rely on its strength. We use it to protect us from the outside elements (whether we’re in our car, house, or a building); we use it to keep out burglars and trespassers; and we use it to erect structures, in interior design, for packaging, in medical technology, for protection against radiation, in aircrafts, in appliances, in electronics, in fiber optics, and in renewable energy. We even use glass to hold onto our most precious element: coffee.  In short, glass is a huge part of our lives (and a huge part of that is its durability).

But what makes glass so adept at protecting the floors of office workers?

First of all, glass chair mats are suitable for any type of surface. Hardwood? Carpet? Tile? They literally have you covered. This means that your mat won’t get damaged by the ground below; glass chair mats are designed to adapt to all flooring.

Glass chair mats are also designed to withstand weight, and lots of it. Each part of the mat is reinforced, allowing workers to roll to the edges, the middle, and all over the mat without risk of denting or breakage.

When glass chair mats are heat-treated (all Vitrazza mats are “toughened” for strength), they become four times stronger than regular glass of the same thickness. While this strength protects function, Vitrazza’s signature seal protects visual appeal. It makes the glass resistant to scratches, dents, etchings, and other blemishes common in vinyl office chair mats.

Often, customers purchase office chair mats expecting to replace them every few years. While it’s true that vinyl has limited usage, glass is much longer lasting. It lets people work comfortably and roll freely, all while protecting the ground below.

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