How do I straighten out a curled plastic office mat?
I have a plastic chair mat under my computer desk that the edges are curled and won't lay flat. Have been unable to bend them back as the plastic is hard
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Hi Carol, maybe rolling the plastic mat up backwards and tieing it in a few places for a day, then unrolling and placing back on the floor will assist with the curling edges.
Take the mat into the garage or outside. Turn the mat over so the curled edges are facing down. Use a blow dryer on high heat to soften the plastic. Use your foot and gently prsee down on the curled edges.
Maybe put heavy things on the corners
You could try leaving it out in the sun until it uncurls.
Get some 2 way tape and tape them down if not turnmat over and use that way for a month
Your welcome. Glad to help
I put my chair on it to keep it down and after a few days it straightened out. However, I like William's quick fix much better. Will have to remember that one for sure!!
Try turning it over. Using a heat gun on the edges and putting something heavy on them for a few hrs.
Have you tried weighing down the plastic down with bricks or something heavy? I would think if you weighed it down for a while, it would straighten out.
Hi! All great ideas. I always put mine out in the hot summer sun.
https://officechairtrends.com/how-to-flatten-plastic-chair-mat/ this may help you out.
Here are several tips for fixing that curled mat: https://www.hunker.com/12249971/how-do-i-take-the-curl-out-of-a-plastic-mat
Hi Carol, heat will help you to persuade the plastic to lie flat, here are some other ideas for you , hope they help you out,
Is there any way to flip the mat over? Maybe you can use the other side and the curls will flatten out.
You might be able to use a heat gun or a hair dryer to warm up the plastic.
Thank you it is a great solution and it worked
Flip it over (upside down) and place heavy books on the curling edges and do this on a friday and let this sit all weekend. You might need to make sure the area is warmer then normal to speed this process up some.
Thanks Mogie !
Turn upside down and use warm iron?