By Andrew Liszewski
A lesser man would have made some joke about hardwood and the office but not me. You see I prefer to put forth the image of being a serious journalist even if I am writing this in my pajamas. And as I look down at my own carpet that’s covered in wheel tracks from my office chair I can’t help but think a mat like this would have been a good investment.
Most mats designed to sit under an office chair are made from soft plastic that warps and bends making them difficult to roll on. This one however is made from Asian hardwood that’s been finished with seven coats of scuff-resistant polyurethane and won’t warp because it’s about an inch thick. The mat also has two fold-out wings making it somewhat portable and the edges are contoured allowing you to roll your chair on and off with relative ease.
The Hardwood Office Chair Mat is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $299.95.