Strictly speaking this is not a pure time-saver. But if you have torn through a few chair mats like I have, you are probably tired of wasting your time trying mats that don’t work.
The carpet in my home office is a typical 1/2″ residential pile but it also has a good pad under it, which makes the surface too soft for most flexible chair mats.
My last go-around was a clear, semi-flex mat that claimed to be for plush carpet but it developed cracks within weeks and eventually was dangerous to bare feet due to the plethora of protruding edges.
While searching for another solution, I bumped into the Miracle Caster shown here.
I am moving easily on the carpet now and I like the quiet of not having a mat underneath me.
By Michael on October 27, 2012