Floortex Chair Mat Materials
What are Floortex chair mats made from?
Floortex has a range of mats made from Glass, Polycarbonate, PVC and Ecotex - a recycled polymer. 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
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.
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.
Ecotex is a unique enhanced polymer that passes our vigorous performance tests.
Ecotex mats contain up to 50% recycled content, are recyclable and made in a factory which obtains 25% of its energy requirements from renewable sources.
Choosing the right material for your chair mat
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
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
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
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 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.
will not crack, discolour or buckle
can take heavier weights
printed and colour options available
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
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
Black PVC colour option
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
At Floortex, we pay a great deal of credence to our corporate responsibilities regarding the environment. The Ecotex range of chair mats has been technically developed by Floortex to reflect this, while still meeting our vigorous quality standards.
Use Ecotex chair mats for durable and dependable mats which help provide a green footprint for your floors.
What is Ecotex?
The Ecotex range is produced from an enhanced polymer which contains up to 50% recycled material. Technical input and vigorous performance testing ensure that Ecotex chair mats meet Floortex exacting standards.
Ecotex mats are manufactured in a factory that receives 25% of its energy requirements from renewable sources - from an on-site wind turbine and solar farm. The mats are recyclable.
Ecotex chair mats are available for both hard floor and carpet application and are the best performing eco-friendly chair mats on the market.
Benefits of Ecotex
Benefits of Ecotex Chair Mats:
Up to 50% recycled content
Made in factory using renewable energy
Rigorously tested for performance
Phthalate free and no toxins
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.
Floortex has developed an enhanced polymer which contains up to 50% recycled content for the Ecotex range of chair mats and desk mats. This unique material has been developed and tested to ensure it performs to Floortex exacting standards.
The material used for the Ecotex range means Floortex has the best performing ecologically sound chair mat on the market.
Ecotex mats are recyclable and are manufactured in a plant that obtains 25% of its energy from renewable sources - namely an on-site wind turbine and solar farm.
We firmly believe that plastic is not bad, as long as it is being used, or being recycled. We endeavour to keep plastic out of the waste cycle by making sure all Floortex manufactured chair mats are 100% recyclable.
Floortex Ecotex material is non-toxic and free from phthalates and other harmful chemicals, so they are safe for use in offices or homes with children and pets.
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.