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I'm about to replace an old carpet in my new house. I need the new carpet to be very well adapted for a swivel chair to roll on it easily. Not that I spend my time rolling when working, but I hate when I feel that my chair is like planted in the ground.

Which kind of carpet do you advise?

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Ease of rolling is a function of the surface and the wheels. There are casters for rolling furniture that are specifically intended for carpets rather than hard floors


Additionally, low pile loop carpeting is used in offices because it wears well and is better for rolling furniture.

chair mat

If you still have difficulty, there are chair mats made of plastics that sit under a desk and chair over the carpeting to allow easier rolling

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the chair mat also protects the carpet from the localized wear due to wheel rolling, and the inevitable spills of coffee, lunch etc. – Kate Gregory Aug 3 '13 at 15:39
the chair mat was my first thought too, no reason to limit yourself to tight weave carpet without much padding – Some Guy Mar 22 '15 at 23:15

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