When you decorate your office, you must pay attention to every detail because your office paints a picture for you and your business. You should also make sure that every fixture you buy is comfortable for you and your clients and the gear should be bought accordingly to your company needs. The choice for a floor mat for office chair might seem like an easy task at first, but you should know that a good chair mat is there to help you keep your floor in the best shape, as well as to provide support to your chair and you back all together. The floor mat should not be purchased casually and you should put a lot of thought in this buy. There are two basic directions from which you can start narrowing your choices. If you have hardwood, marble, tile or linoleum flooring in your office, there are mats designed just for your office. They are made with smooth back sides, usually made of rubber or other sticky material to prevent slipping. If, on the other hand, your office is carpeted and you don’t want to damage your floors, there are mats suited for carpeted surfaces only and they are made of different materials, including strong fabrics, vinyl, wood or other hard plastic. There are many different shapes and colors and you should measure the area where you move your chair frequently, in order to be able to pick the right size. There are standard sizes for carpeted and non-carpeted surfaces: 34 x 48 inches and 72 x 96 inches for carpeted areas and 60 x 96 inches for hard surfaces.