Why a 4 x 5?
That's too small. The chairs will constantly hit it.
But Punkey. . . ! You've got to go with the sizes available, and for me that means K-Mart. A longer rug would be a wider rug, which wouldn't fit between the table legs.
You're probably right Swimpy, but chair mats can be pretty expensive, I don't like them, and cats prefer to puke on real carpet.
Thanks loads, Eorl. S'okay for the Donald. I prefer to let the sun shine through.