We’re not just a chair mat. We’re a project that is constantly evolving and ALWAYS looking to improve our product and replace the plastic office chair mats that are seemingly everywhere today. We’ve all become increasingly aware of the blight that plastic has perpetrated in our world, especially how it’s contaminating the oceans, its inhabitants, and our food and water supply. The “Ꚛ” symbol in our name is the modern astronomical symbol for Earth (link).
We’re presently offering our solution in 1/2″ MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) – it’s relatively inexpensive and very durable. We encourage DIYs to fabricate their own because our goal here is less about making money than it is about helping our planet and you saving some money along the way (it will SIGNIFICANTLY outlast plastic office chair mats – it may even be a permanent solution!). However, if you don’t have the tools and space to fabricate this, we’ll be happy to make one for you. For those of you that are DIYs, and have the tools and space to fabricate this, we simply round the corners using a jigsaw, bevel the edges on both sides with an angle grinder, then seal both sides with two coats of sealant, stain both sides with two coats of solid color of your choice. We then add two coats of verathane to further protect the surfaces. If you have questions about how to make your own, you’re welcome to write us at email@example.com.
Here’s a shot of the prototype in my office after two years in service, still on the first side – a 4′ x 4′ sheet to match the color of this room (I know, it’s a ghastly color but it matches). The lifespan of this chairmat is unknown because it’s not showing ANY significant wear after 2 years! This suggests a VERY long lifetime. The beauty of this product is that when one side starts to look a little haggard (and who knows when that will be), simply flip it over and you’re good to go. When both sides look haggard, and depending on the condition of the MDF, you’ll likely be able to simply lightly sand/repaint and you’d be good to go for another cycle of use.
- Sizes, colors, and pricing may change without notice. Standard fabrication sizes are 4′ x 4′ , 4′ x 5′, and 4′ x 6′. All are 1/2″ thick. For other sizes, please send email or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pricing (includes local WA sales tax (8.7%). Free shipping to Port Angeles or Sequim areas. For areas beyond, we charge $1/mile from Port Angeles one way.
4′ x 4′ : $138.70
4′ x 5′ : $165.90
4 x 6′ : $193.05
NOTE: Due to the high cost of shipping this product (the dimensions are categorized as “oversize”), standard shippers such as UPS, FED EX Ground, etc. are extremely expensive and, for now, this forces us to restrict our shipping to the North Olympic Peninsula in WA., or for quantities of 3 or more, to the Seattle/Tacoma area at the rate of $1/mile one way from Port Angeles. For locations beyond the North Olympic Peninsula, or for questions, please contact email@example.com.
- Payments may be made either via Credit Card, PayPal, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order. If paying by Cashier’s Check or Money Order, remit to Angeles Business Partners, LLC, 997 Old Olympic Hwy, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colors are presently drawn from Home Depot’s Behr Premium line of Exterior Wood Stains & Finishes in solid colors.
4′ x 4′ ecꚚchairmat®
The original ecꚚchairmat® is 4 ft x 4 ft x 1/2″ in the color of your choice. Send color preference to email@example.com. This price includes tax and local delivery to North Olympic Peninsula residents within 10 miles of Sequim or Port Angeles, WA
4′ x 5′ ecꚚchairmat®
A slightly larger ecꚚchairmat® in the color of your choice. Send color preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. This price includes tax and local delivery to North Olympic Peninsula residents within 10 miles of Sequim or Port Angeles, WA
4′ x 6′ ecꚚchairmat®
An even larger ecꚚchairmat® in the color of your choice. Send color preference to email@example.com. This price includes tax and local delivery to North Olympic Peninsula residents within 10 miles of Sequim or Port Angeles, WA
For quantities greater than 1, or for any questions you may have, please send your requirements/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We warranty this product for 5 years under normal wear and tear (even though indications are that it will last FAR longer). We reserve the right to change pricing at any time to reflect changing prices for materials. Thank you for your help in reducing plastic in our world!!