Best Anti-Fatigue Mats iMore 2019

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 interesting ergonomic styles with details for specific purposes. Here are some of the best anti-fatigue mats you can buy.

Roller Ball: Genius Mat

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This active standing desk mat has ridges to encourage stretching and ideal posture. Also, there is an acupressure roller ball for happy feet while working.

$62 at Amazon

Diamond pattern: Kangaroo Anti-Fatigue Mat

This mat has a pretty diamond pattern and waterproof material covering it. Choose from three rectangular sizes or wedge shape, and nine different colors.

$38 at Amazon

Leather-like grain: Gorilla Grip Anti-Fatigue Mat

Another basic mat, this one has a pebbled leather look and comes in six colors. There are four rectangular sizes available, starting at 32 by 20 by .75 inches.

$37 at Amazon

Wood grain option: Casa Pura Anti-Fatigue Mat

This mat is coated with a waterproof and non-slip faux leather material. It offers a wood grain look plus five other options. Available in three sizes.

$30 at Amazon

Woven look: AmazonBasics Anti-Fatigue Mat

This one has a woven pattern that adds a nice texture to the mat. It comes in two colors and just one size - 36 x 20 inches. It is about 1.2 inches in thickness.

$30 at Amazon

Most attractive: Butterfly Anti-Fatigue Mat

You want much more than your basic faux leather look, check out Butterfly. It's similar to the others, but with interesting decorative features. Choose from 22 different colors and patterns.

$46 at Amazon

Playground for your feet: CubeFit TerraMat Anti-Fatigue Mat

Designed by a personal trainer and engineer, it is something totally different. With its 3D features, it supports 11 different stances and subconscious body movements.

$88 at Amazon

Engaging: Ergodriven Topo Anti-Fatigue Mat

The unusual topography of this mat was created to engage your brain and encourage subconscious movements without distraction. It comes in four different colors.

$99 at Amazon

Balance board: Licloud Anti-Fatigue Balance Board Mat

This balance board and anti-fatigue mat will keep you moving while you work. Keeping your balance on this mini see-saw engages your core while taking up little space.

$70 at Amazon

Our top picks

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 be different from what you'd choose for a standing desk in your office. I'd go with the Genius Mat 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 Butterfly is a perfect fit for the kitchen. It has a warm antique finish that will blend well with kitchen decor. Since the mat is water and oil resistant, it can withstand spills, kitchen mishaps, and frequent cleaning.

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