How to Prevent Wood Floor Scratches from Office Chair?

Every room I've ever had has always ended up with a scratched floor near the computer table where my office chair is, I've got one of those thick plastic floor covers that you can get from Ikea which is meant to protect the floor but my floor is more white than brown now - what do I need to get to prevent this from happening???

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  • +4 votes

    Wood floor protecting chair mats

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      ^^^^ This

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        You realise there is an upvote and down vote button so that you don't need to reply to each comment saying do this or don't do this…

        • +3 votes

          Yeah. I pushed that. I'm just adding my 2 cents. FWIW I pushed the button next to your comments to a plus. Now reads -1. Yay for button pushing.

          Now off to do some work and push people's buttons.

  • +3 votes

    Piece of carpet and then put the plastic mat thing on top of that.

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      ^^^^ and this

  • -1 vote

    Lubricate the wheels may help. Selleys EzyGlide. Ouch, it's pricey.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/selleys-150g-ezy-glide-dry-lubri...

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      i'm holding out for a hover chair

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      Yeah, nah…

  • +3 votes

    This is what we normally get — floor protector from IKEA.

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      ^^^^ This too.

  • +2 votes

    you can buy big heavy duty plastic chair mats which sit on the floor from office works etc

    i think you can also get them for your desk top to protect against tear and wear from keyboards, mice etc

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      ^^^^ This.

  • -3 votes

    carpet your floor boards.

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      ^^^ NOT this.

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        I have an answer, might of not been a good answer but it would work.

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          Fair point.

  • +2 votes

    you can always buy hard wood floor casters
    https://techblog.willshouse.com/2013/06/13/aeron-hardwood-vs...

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    Maybe, just maybe, you could lift the chair when you move it…..sorta how ya mum taught us to do in the early ages.

    Now I have also, to protect flooring and to aid in easy sliding all my heavy furniture and the chairs (lazy bone bratts), I nailed a small square of carpet to every item in all corners, or on all legs. Very small flat head as such a furniture tack or similar nail.
    Much cheaper than buying the exact same thing……but you need to do a few minutes of effort. Still all on and functioning after many years.