Anti-fatigue mats can be useful in situations where you do a lot of standing, such as cooking in the kitchen or working at a standing desk. Basic anti-fatigue mats are typically just a thick foam mat made in different colors, styles, and sizes. There are also some attractive ergonomic styles with details for specific purposes. Here are some of the best anti-fatigue mats you can buy.
This active standing desk mat has ridges to encourage stretching and ideal posture. There is a built-in acupressure roller ball for happy feet over during long-standing periods.
Kangaroo Mats are super stylish and comfortable. This one has a pretty diamond pattern and waterproof material covering it. You get to choose from five rectangular sizes or wedge shape, and nine different colors.
The unusual topography of this mat was created to engage your brain and encourage subconscious movements without distraction. It comes in four different stylish colors.
This extra-thick ergonomically constructed mat is built with premium quality foam for superior support. It has a pebbled leather look and comes in six colors. There are four rectangular sizes available, starting at 32 x 20 x .75 inches.
Wood grain option
This mat is coated with a waterproof and non-slip faux leather material, perfect for wet areas like the kitchen sink. It offers a wood grain look plus five other options. The tapered edges help to minimize tripping accidents.
This one has a woven pattern that adds a nice texture to the mat. And, the foam layer follows your feet's natural contour for improved comfort. It comes in two colors, measuring about 36 x 20 x 1.2 inches each.
You want much more than your basic faux leather look, check out Butterfly. It's similar to the others, but with exciting decorative features. Choose from 22 different colors and patterns for the ultimate style statement.
Playground for your feet
Designed by a personal trainer and engineer, you don't have to second guess the build quality — it is totally different. With its 3D features, it supports 11 different stances and subconscious body movements.
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Anti-fatigue mats can alleviate up to 40% joint and knee pressure over time. Choosing just one is such a personal decision. Understanding your needs will increase the chances of settling for a perfect mat.
The type of mat you'd want for your kitchen may differ from what you'd choose for a standing desk in your office. I'd go with the Genius Mat (opens in new tab) for my office for all of its bells and whistles. This supportive, active standing desk mat has ridges and bumps to encourage movement and neutral work postures. Best of all, there is an acupressure roller ball for happy feet while you work.
The Amcomfy Premium Anti Fatigue Mat (opens in new tab) is a perfect fit for the kitchen. It has a warm antique finish that will blend well with kitchen decor. Since the mat is dirt resistant, it can withstand spills, kitchen mishaps, and frequent cleaning.
Grace is an avid Home and Office Improvement Writer. If she is not reading, she is reviewing or testing new technology. She also probably tweets way too much.
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