A chair and desk that were not intended to go together may end up being problematic when you attempt to work with them. Chair arms banging against the front edge of the table can chip, scratch or dent the desk, leading to unsightly damage to the desk. Protect the desk edge with a specialty floor mat or with a border protector that fits above the edge of the desk.
Chair Mat Solution
A chair mat protects the ground from chair wheels or chair legs, but it can also shield the edge of the desk by preventing the chair from moving beyond a specific point. A lip on this type of floor mat breaks under the desk; when the chair is pushed in, the lip prevents it from pushing up completely contrary to the desk, which also prevents harm.
Desk Edging Options
Desk edging, made from plastic, polyurethane or metallic, protects the leading edge of the desk from injury. Some foam versions can also be designed to avoid injury and may include an ergonomic wrist rest. Such edging can be installed with double-sided removable tape or using a durable adhesive to get a permanent solution.