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The Importance of Anti-Fatigue Mats

Written by
Kimberly Seaberg
Published on
December 8, 2021 12:58:31 PM PST December 8, 2021 12:58:31 PM PSTth, December 8, 2021 12:58:31 PM PST

Anti-fatigue mats are made to provide comfort for employees who spend long periods of time standing. It only takes 90 minutes of standing for fatigue to set in which can cause many complications.

Standing on a hard surface or an insufficient mat can cause poor posture, joint stiffness, lower back pain and even long-term issues such as circulatory problems. Anti-fatigue mats will help prevent all these discomforts and promote productivity. They can reduce the amount of slips and falls in the workplace and provide traction in slippery settings. Using anti-fatigue mats can reduce feet, knees and back pressure by up to 32%. The cushion or flex in the mats keep the user’s legs and feet active as those muscles are now subconsciously contracting all the time.


Anti-fatigue mats are a good fit for careers that require a lot of standing such as, retail and industrial. They also work well for those who use standing desks. Before purchasing, it is important to think about how often these mats will be used. If they are only being used from time to time, ones that are more economically priced can be okay. If the mat is going to be used frequently it is important to invest in a sturdy, well made one which will likely be more costly. When it comes to anti-fatigue mats, the price will often reflect the quality of the mat. In the product selection, pay attention to the mats warranty and life span.


Anti-fatigue mats not only help the employees who stand on them but also the company as a whole. Anti-fatigue mats will improve the health of the worker, reducing the number of injuries and illnesses that would have an impact on a business’s productivity.

In summary, choosing the right mat for your environment will prove to boost your productivity as well as increase site safety.