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Old 04-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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I thought there might have been a thread on this already, but didn't see one. Has anyone bought those anti-fatigue (or whatever; several brands out there) floor mats? I keep hoping they'll come in brighter colors eventually, but now my 10 year old braided rugs have to go and I want something more practical. Rather than try for a colorful accent, I've decided to go with something as close to the floor color as possible. Anyone bought them? What do you think, and which brand(s)?

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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I bought those "fatique mats" at Home Depot--the ones that are like puzzle pieces for kids--for my Newfoundland when he couldn't get up on the laminate flooring (I had over $500 of those mats--put them everywhere in the house). My complaint was that sand collected under them--but, he could get up on them. I think that the fact I had those for the last 2 years of his life did mean that I could keep him comfortable longer than I could've if I hadn't bought the mats. They are easy to clean...just toss them outside or in the tub and soak them. If I hadn't had the mats, I would've had to say goodbye to him at least a year before I did. I miss him so.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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I thought there might have been a thread on this already, but didn't see one. Has anyone bought those anti-fatigue (or whatever; several brands out there) floor mats? I keep hoping they'll come in brighter colors eventually, but now my 10 year old braided rugs have to go and I want something more practical. Rather than try for a colorful accent, I've decided to go with something as close to the floor color as possible. Anyone bought them? What do you think, and which brand(s)?

I bought the Anti-fatigue GelPro mat in a dark chocolate brown for my kitchen. I would have preferred something colorful, but their color choices are limited. That being said, it feels SO GOOD to stand on that I'll paint my kitchen mud-brown to match before I ever use any other kind of mat.

It's pricey. It's ugly up-close but is non-descriptive on the floor. It's heaven on my feet and I no longer have an aching lower back after doing a bunch of work at the sink. I'd buy one again in a New York second. I lucked out and caught mine on sale for $50 off. I wish I had bought two.

After looking up the mat, I see they NOW have colors. *ponders* :)

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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I received a great fake gel- pro mat for my birthday this year and it's great!

It's also chocolate brown.

It was from BJ's and it was pretty inexpensive.

I love it.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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I received a great fake gel- pro mat for my birthday this year and it's great!

It's also chocolate brown.

It was from BJ's and it was pretty inexpensive.

I love it.

Does the mat make a difference only of you're standing there for a longer period or is it also effective for shorter visits?
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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I bought this one yesterday at Costco, for $19.99. It has closed cel PVC foam in it, not gel, but it feels great to stand on.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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Does the mat make a difference only of you're standing there for a longer period or is it also effective for shorter visits?
You can really tell the difference comfort-wise for long periods. Not so much for short, but it's "clunky" and I'm not moving it!

It's also a bit "trippy" since it's 3/4 thick but I have gotten use to that now. It ws at BJ's in the garden/BBQ etc section
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You can really tell the difference comfort-wise for long periods. Not so much for short, but it's "clunky" and I'm not moving it!

It's also a bit "trippy" since it's 3/4 thick but I have gotten use to that now. It ws at BJ's in the garden/BBQ etc section

It might be worth checking it out. My back gets really tired during a long prep session. Thanks.
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It might be worth checking it out. My back gets really tired during a long prep session. Thanks.
Mine feels wonderful on my feet all of the time, and feels terrific after a lengthy time too.
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I got two rust colored fake gel mats from Costco. I love them and they are easy to clean.
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