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Floortex Chair Mat Materials

What are Floortex chair mats made from?

Floortex has a range of mats made from Glass, Polycarbonate, PVC, Enhanced Polymer, Polypropylene and APET. When considering the type of chair mat to buy, it is useful to know how different materials behave, so you can choose a chair mat best suited to the level and frequency of use. 

Use the information below to help make your choice, or contact our friendly Customer Service Team on for more advice. 

Chair mat materials

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Tempered Glass
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A long-lasting and super-strong material with 5 times the strength of regular glass. Tested to take weights of up to 450kg (1000lb),


Choose a glass chair mat for a crystal clear sophisticated finish and an easy-glide surface that will never dent.

Floortex invented the Polycarbonate chair mat and others soon followed our lead.

Choose Floortex Polycarbonate for the most durable chair mat you'll ever own.

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Advantagemat Plus

Durable, eco-friendly, fully recyclable and highly sustainable. APET is PVC, phthalate and emission free.

Ideal for allergy sufferers and for use with under floor heating.

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Cleartex Evolutionmat

We remove harmful phthalate plasticisers and other toxins from our PVC.

You can be assured Floortex PVC mats are the safest, best value and best performing PVC chair mats available.

The EvolutionMat is made from enhanced polymer to ensure it meets our vigorous performance criteria.

EvolutionMats contain up to 50% recycled content, and recyclable. 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy comes from on-site & external renewable sources.

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Cleartex Revolutionmat

The Cleartex Revolutionmat is supplied folded to reduce transportation costs for a reduced carbon footprint.

Use Ecotex chair mats for durable and dependable performance which provides a green footprint for your floors. 

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Ecotex Marlon BioPlus

The Ecotex Marlon BioPlus chair mats have the best eco-friendly credentials. Every mat has been carefully manufactured using a 'Mass Balancing' production process that is certified by ICSS. 

Use Ecotex BioPlus chair mats for eco-friendly and durable performance, double the impact strength of PVC using 100% Renewable Energy.  

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Ecotex Marvec BioPvc

Ecotex Marvec BioPVC are manufactured in the UK from our Marvec BioPVC Phthalate Free formulation that provides excellent chair mat performance and durability. 

Superb eco-friendly features and responsible green manufacturing. 

Choosing the right material for your chair mat

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Glass Chair Mats

Glass Chair Mats

Our top-of-the-range glass chair mat, Glaciermat, is made from crystal-clear tempered glass. It has a perfectly flat and smooth surface which office chairs glide over effortlessly. 

Choose Glaciermat for use in high-traffic areas, 24/7 offices and for Big & Tall users.

Glass chair mats can be used on carpets, hard floors and combination flooring.

What is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass, toughened during manufacture to increase its strength by up to five times that of normal glass. 

Glass is the perfect material for high-end glass chair mats as it offers a perfectly flat and smooth surface for chairs to effortlessly move over.

Glass chair mats are really adaptable as they can be used on any floor type and on combination floors, and their clarity and shines looks incredible in any office or home office setting. 

Glass chair mat benefits

  • Crystal clear

  • Incredibly strong

  • Completely smooth, flat surface

  • Will never sink, curl or bend

  • Takes weights up to 450kg (1000lb) 

  • Suitable for carpet and hard floor

  • Unbeatable floor protection 

  • 10-year warranty  

  • High-end interior design statement

Why you should choose a Floortex glass chair mat

Floortex Glaciermat is a range of tempered glass mats which offer the ultimate in high-end interior design and floor protection.

Tempered glass is a reinforced type of glass with up to five times the strength of regular glass. This means each Floortex glass chair mat will never bend or sink and is resistant to any kind of cracks, scratches and marks when used appropriately.

Floortex glass mats are crystal clear with a high-gloss shine. Its surface allows flooring to show through, and complements any type of interior design, while still providing the best ergonomic glide surface for office chairs. 

Floortex glass chair mats are tested to take weights up to 450kg (1000lb). This makes Glaciermats an excellent choice of chair mat for heavier users and for 'big & tall' office product categories.

Floortex also recommends the Glaciermat glass mat collection for company directors, high-level executives and designers who want to make the best impression in their office design.

The nature of glass means that glass chair mats weigh more than other chair mat materials. This means that glass chair mats are able to protect all types of flooring from wear and tear without shifting or moving around during use.

Polycarbonate Chair Mats

Polycarbonate Chair Mats

Exceptional value, Floortex Polycarbonate is the best quality material for an easy-glide surface with clarity and durability.


Chair mats made from Polycarbonate will not curl, crack, discolour, dent, smell or buckle under normal use. 

Choose Polycarbonate for every day use in busy offices. Its super-strong properties make it the most durable chair mat in the Floortex range. 

What is Polycarbonate?

Floortex Polycarbonate is a synthetic resin which is clear, super-strong and durable. 

Polycarbonate is so strong that it is used in the manufacture of aircraft windscreens and bulletproof glass. Floortex Polycarbonate also has the added benefit of 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy comes from on-site & external renewable sources

Floortex found that Polycarbonate is one of the best materials for chair mats as it offers unbeatable durability and a smooth surface for chairs to roll on, without denting or buckling. 

We offer polycarbonate chair mats in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours and for all floor types. Anti-slip options are also available for hard floor chair mats. 

Polycarbonate benefits

  • Clear

  • Very strong

  • Durable

  • Will not crack, discolour or buckle

  • Can take heavier weights

  • Fully recyclable

  • Printed and colour options available

  • 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy comes from on-site & external renewable sources

Why you should choose a Floortex polycarbonate chair mat

Polycarbonate is an incredibly strong, clear material used in the manufacture of aircraft windscreens and bulletproof glass.  Our product development team took this concept and developed Original Floortex Polycarbonate, specifically for chair mats.

Floortex Polycarbonate chair mats are durable, tough and have a high-clarity clear finish, they are the perfect chair mat for busy offices, schools and home offices. 

A Floortex polycarbonate chair mat will not bend, curl, crack or discolour under normal use. It makes for a strong chair mat, suitable for 24/7/365 use, and is highly recommended for big and tall users.

There are Floortex polycarbonate chair mats for carpets and hard floors, and they come in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Users find that a Floortex polycarbonate chair mat gives an easy-glide surface for chair casters. The Floortex polycarbonate chair mat for carpet not only stays in place thanks to the gripper-back, but it will not sink, buckle, curl or crack, even for heavier users.

There is a hard floor chair mat option which has a smooth, anti-slip back for stability. This will protect even wooden floors and won't mark or scratch the floor. 

Floortex also offers a range of printed and coloured chair mats made from polycarbonate.

PVC Chair Mats

PVC Chair Mat

Floortex PVC chair mats are clear, durable and guaranteed not to crack, break chip or shatter under normal use.


Choose Floortex PVC for affordable, high-performance floor protection.


We recommend PVC chair mats for light or occasional use and for home offices.

What is PVC?

Floortex PVC is a unique formula which is free from phthalates and other toxins, including lead and cadmium. Phthalates have been banned from medical instruments and children's toys in many countries.


PVC is a cost-effective way to protect floors and the Floortex range of PVC chair mats includes a wide variety of shapes, sizes and floor applications.

Floortex also offers PVC chair mats with anti-microbial technology to help protect the mat from microbial deterioration, and anti-static technology, which helps to  protect electrical equipment from damage caused by dust particles. 

Benefits of PVC

  • Value for money

  • Recyclable

  • Black PVC colour option

  • Anti-microbial options

  • Anti-slip options

  • Anti-static options

  • Long-lasting 

  • Phthalate free and no toxins

Why you should choose a Floortex PVC chair mat

Many of the chair mats available are made from PVC, but Floortex are proud to have developed and introduced a formula for phthalate-free PVC before any other manufacturer.


Phthalates are plasticisers which have been linked with health issues, and as such have been banned from children's toys and medical instruments. 


You can be assured that all Floortex PVC is free from phthalates and are non-toxic, which means they are safe for longer term use, and Floortex chair mats are safe for use in homes, around children and pets.

Floortex PVC mats offer excellent value for money, and they share the same designs, structure and finish as the Floortex Polycarbonate range.

We are able to add anti-microbial technology, anti-static properties and anti-slip backing to Floortex PVC.  These may be features you consider when choosing a chair mat.

Floortex PVC chair mats are all made using energy from the wind turbine and solar farm at our manufacturing plant. All of our PVC mats are fully recyclable and most contain some recycled plastic content.

Ecotex Chair Mats

Ecotex Chair Mats

Floortex combines world class manufacturing with a corporate social policy to be environmentally responsible in our product design, manufacturing, material usage and operational activity.

​Our Ecotex chair mats combine durable and dependable floor protection mats produced from the very latest in eco-friendly materials and using 100% renewable energy.

What is Ecotex?

To ensure our Ecotex products have the best eco-friendly credentials, every mat has been carefully manufactured using a 'Mass Balancing bio circular' production process that is certified by the ICSS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification).


While the environmentally conscious aspects of the Ecotex range are highly important, Floortex also ensure that technical input and vigorous testing ensure that Ecotex chair mats meet Floortex exacting performance standards. 


Providing the same high performance quality and durability of ‘standard’ Floortex PVC.

However, by switching from fossil based PVC resins to those produced from 25% bio-circular non-fossil based bio-ethylene material, we have developed a PVC that has a dramatically reduced impact on the environment.

The bio-ethylene content is derived from wood-based residue from the sustainable forestry industry, crude tall oil, which is a sustainable residue of the pulp making process.

In addition, 100% renewable energy is used to produce the bio-resin production to make it climate neutral with a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.

The chair mats are then produced at our UK facility using 100% renewable energy to give an overall reduction in carbon footprint of 20%.


Backed by our 20 Year Limited Warranty for peace-of-mind. 


Ecotex Marvec BioPVC


Ecotex Marlon BioPlus

These category leading bio-based polycarbonate chair mats are guaranteed to provide the same high standards of performance and durability as our marketing leading Cleartex Ultimat polycarbonate range.

But, by switching from fossil based PC resins to resins produced from 89% bio-circular material, such as used cooking oil, we have developed a polycarbonate that has a dramatically reduced impact on the environment.

By using 100% renewable energy in the bio-resin production it is now climate neutral with a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.

The chair mats are then produced at our UK facility using 100% renewable energy to provide the best performing eco-friendly chair mats available.


Backed by our 40 Year Limited Warranty for peace-of-mind.  


Benefits of Ecotex


  • High performance chair mat materials.

  • Rigorously tested for performance and durability

  • Manufactured in the UK using 100% renewable energy

  • ISCC Certified and Greenguard Gold certified

Ecotex Marvec BioPVC

  • Produced using 25%, non-fossil based bio-circular material from sustainable forestry industry.

  • Climate neutral resin with a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.

  • Manufactured in the UK using 100% renewable energy

  • 100% recyclable.

Ecotex Marlon BioPlus

  • Produced using 89%, non-fossil based bio-circular material, such as used cooking oil.

  • Climate neutral resin with a 100% reduction in carbon emissions

  • Manufactured in the UK using 100% renewable energy

  • 100% recyclable

Why you should choose a Floortex Ecotex chair mat

As a manufacturer of plastic products, Floortex is aware of its responsibilities to the environment and have taken steps to develop a brand of chair mats which addresses the need for a greener product.

The material used for the Ecotex range means Floortex has the best performing ecologically sound chair mats on the market. 

We firmly believe that plastic is not bad, as long as it is being used, or being recycled.  We endeavor to keep plastic out of the waste cycle by making sure all Floortex manufactured chair mats are 100% recyclable.


By choosing an Ecotex chair mat you are supporting the drive for use of greener materials and energy efficient manufacturing. In addition you are selecting a high quality product with a very long lifecycle that is 100% recyclable at end of life.

APET Chair Mats

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Floortex APET chairs provide an eco-friendly yet highly durable, clear and rigid easy glide surface for your castor-based chair. A high impact-resistant material with no cupping or sinking for excellent ergonomic performance and durable floor protection.  

Choose Floortex APET for an eco-friendly, superior performance and exceptional value floor protection solution. Designed for light to regular use and for home offices.

What is APET?

APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate) is a type of polyester, which is easily recyclable at end of life for re-use as water bottles and food containers. Floortex APET has the added benefit of production at our UK facility, which uses 25% renewable energy.


APET is free from PVC, BPA and phthalates. This eco-friendly and emission free material is ideally suited to allergy sufferers.

The durability of APET ensures a highly effective surface protection solution for both hard floors and carpets. Available in various sizes to suit all office and home office environments.

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Benefits of APET

  • Combines excellent value with ergonomic and floor saving performance

  • Easily recycled at end of life

  • A rigid high impact-resistant surface that will not cup or sink

  • Compatible with under floor heating systems
  • PVC, BPA and phthalate free
  • Ideal for allergy sufferers
  • 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy comes from on-site & external renewable sources
Why you should choose a Floortex APET chair mat

Floortex's APET chair mat range combines eco-friendly material credentials with excellent floor protection and easy-glide ergonomic performance.

The APET material content is also user friendly with no toxins, PVC, BPA or phthalate content for peace-of-mind.

Floortex APET combines high clarity with excellent durability, to keep beautiful floors visible while preventing damage and wear, to both hard floors and carpets. The rigid material construction and lightly textured top surface enables effortless, but controllable ergonomic chair gliding.

Boosting its eco-credentials further, 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy comes from on-site & external renewable sources. At the end of life, Floortex APET is easily recyclable. 

Backed by a 5 year warranty, APET offers a great value floor saving solution. Available in multiple sizes, for gripper back and smooth ack applications. Perfect for both home and office use.

Polypropylene Chair Mats
Why should you buy a Floortex Polypropylene chair mat

The next generation of eco-friendly chair mats produced from Polypropylene to provide highly effective floor protection at category leading prices.


Our polypropylene chair mats provide a rigid top surface with low roll resistance for a “easy-glide” chair movement. The natural translucent finish and embossed top surface are ideal for obscuring worn and damaged flooring.


The 100% recyclable Polypropylene is odorless and toxin free. BPA, PVC, tin, lead and cadmium free.


These mats are guaranteed not to crack, chip, cup or shatter under normal use and correct application while the textured top surface is stain resistant and easy to clean.


Larger mats are supplied folded for efficient and economic shipping, a reduce carbon foot-print and improved customer value. These quickly unfolds for instant use while allowing easy storage, if required, when not in use.


Manufactured using 50% Renewable Energy and with 30% recycled material and backed by our 5 Year Limited Warranty

Enhanced Polymer Chair Mats
Why should you buy a Floortex Enhanced Polymer chair mat

Produced from Enhanced Polymer to provide both high specification floor protection and excellent easy-glide ergonomic performance.


This high clarity material allows the beauty of both hard floors or carpets to shine through while its durability dramatically out-performs alternatives produced from PET or RPET.


These eco-friendly floor protectors contain up to 50% recycled material while also being produce with 50% of our manufacturing site’s energy coming from on-site & external renewable sources.


Available in smooth back for hard floors, gripper back for standard piler carpets or with an anti-slip backing for high gloss, lacquered or varnished floors.


Greenguard Gold certified for improved indoor air quality.


If you have any questions about Floortex Chair Mats or would like more information on how Floortex mats can improve your workplace, please get in touch. 

If you are a retailer, supplier or distributor interested in wholesale opportunities for Floortex products, please visit the Work WIth Us section, or email our Sales Support Team at 

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