Anji Mountain Bamboo Co. Chair Mat Info
Anti-Static Natural Rubber Backing vs. Non-Slip Felt Backing:
Real simply, the natural rubber backing provides a little more cushion than the felt non-slip. They both serve the purpose of protecting your hardwood floor and the chair mat from unnecessary grinding just as well. As a bonus, the anti-static nature of the natural rubber backing can work well for tech areas in offices or lab areas, where anti-static functionality is necessary.
5 mm Chair Mat vs. 8 mm Chair Mat vs. 12mm Chair Mat Thickness:
What's the difference between 5mm thick chair mats and 8mm chairmats? There area two main reasons to purchase the thicker (8mm) version. First, the thicker version is a little more durable (remembering that it is recommended to use roll-up chair mats for hardwood floors, tile and commercial grade carpeting) as opposed to the 5mm version. The second reason is, while both thicknesses are very strong due to the vertical construction of the bamboo slats, a larger person may feel more comfortable with a thicker version when rolling around on the mat, due to the overall durability of an 8mm thick chair mat.
It is also highly advised to use soft casters or casters for hardwood on your chairmats - while this may seem redundant if you are buying a chair mat for a hardwood floor, it will keep your bamboo chair mat looking beautiful for years to come!