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This rug is old and has a rather flat weave. If I put rolling desk chair on it with a plastic protector (without any nubbins to stick into rug weave), will it be safe?

Hi Christopher,
Thank you for your email and your question. Unfortunately, a photo did not come through. Did you attach one? Please feel free to email me directly ( My guess, though, without seeing the rug is that it would be best to put the rug somewhere else. Even with a protector, the rolling casters will create lots of traffic over the rug, and rugs that are so worn that they almost appear to be a flat weave should be put in rooms that get little traffic to prolong their life. And, using a rug pad would help too!

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