Top 15 Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2020

We’ve all heard about how sitting too long can be bad for health – but the same can also be said of standing,TOP 15 BEST ANTI-FATIGUE MATS IN 2017 especially if you use standing desks. Research has shown that too much standing can lead to adverse effects, the short-term being aching joints and sore feet, the long-term being permanent muscle damage and back injuries. This is, however, a sad and unavoidable reality for a large part of the world’s employees who spend most of their time on their feet, including those working in construction, factories, restaurants and cafes, as well as retail. Workers who are physically fatigued tire more easily and this decreases overall work productivity.

A simple solution would be to use an anti-fatigue mat, which will help reduce physical fatigue, ensure a more comfortable standing position and help prevent permanent injuries in the long run. We have also written a complete guide about best standing desks.

What is An Anti-Fatigue Mat?

As its name suggests, anti-fatigue mats are designed to reduce fatigue caused by standing for long periods of time on hard surfaces, such as cement or tiled floors. This is done by combining an ergonomic design with cushion to provide support and alleviating stress on the feet, knees and joints, which bear the brunt of the body weight while standing. Materials often found in anti-fatigue mats range from polyurethane foam to rubber, vinyl and PVC tubing.

Why We Need Anti Fatigue Mats

Standing for long hours is not only uncomfortable but causes the muscles to stiffen. Blood flow gets constricted,Top 15 Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2018 forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. If someone is subjected to this repeatedly, it might lead to Cumulative Standing Trauma – a condition caused by excessive pressure on the leg and back muscles. Symptoms include foot flattening, arch and heel pain, as well as the development of varicose veins. Using an anti-fatigue mat will save you a lot of physical pain, not to mention medical costs, in the long run.

In a study done at the Centre of Ergonomics, it was found that workers who used anti-fatigue mats experienced half the levels of fatigue and discomfort compared to those who went without them. Since the mats are usually cushion-like, this encourages users to perform subtle movements and balance checks, which will better promote circulation. This, in turn, reduces back and foot pain as well as fatigue.

 Who Needs an It?

Although the mat was initially created for people who stand for long hours consistently, such as factory workers, its can be applied to various jobs. Service industry people, such as hoteliers, retailers, cashiers, cafe or restaurant staff and bartenders will benefit from having an anti-fatigue mat. The mats are also used in places such as hospitals for doctors, surgeons or nurses who have to stand for hours to perform an operation. At home, the matsTop 15 Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2018 can be used by homemakers in the kitchen, or while at a standing desk in a home office. Those with conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis might consider getting one to help reduce discomfort and pain, although these mats alone can’t be used as treatment.

Types of Mats

There are different types of anti-fatigue mats designed to suit different needs. The environment it will be used in, be it industrial or commercial, affects the build. Some industries might require fire retardant mats as safety protocol. Others might need anti-microbial properties, for use at a food processing plant, restaurant or kitchen. As workplace environments can be wet, dry or oily, some mats come with water or stain resistant surfaces and anti-slip features.

The most common type of anti-fatigue mat is the ‘flat’ design, which is essentially a mat that has no raised bumps. Non-flat designs are relatively recent and are more suited to home or office use, since they come with raised features that can be used for stretching and to encourage more footwork while standing.

How to Choose the Right Anti-Fatigue Mat

With so many mats out there being marketed as ‘anti-fatigue’, it can be hard to tell which one is better than the other. Here are some of the features to look out for:

Purpose: There are mats that are suited to a variety of purposes, but there are also some specifically made for certain situations, such as use at a standing desk. One with 3D features, for example, would bTop 15 Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2018e more appropriate for an office rather than a kitchen, as the raised bumps might cause tripping.

Environment: If you’re using it in a wet place, you will obviously want a mat that has anti-slip properties or bevelled edges to minimise the risk of falling. Waterproof or stain resistant surfaces will alleviate worries of spilling, especially in a kitchen.

Cushion: Softer and thicker does not always equal better. Some people prefer something with a bit more firmness, as soft mats can be hard to balance on. However, a degree of elasticity and bounce back provides more solid support.

Durable: If the mat is used in a high-traffic area where people will be walking on it all day, it needs to be able to stand up to abuse.A good anti-fatigue mat will not lose its compression or shape even with repeated use.

Area: Depending on your needs, you might want the mat to be smaller or larger. A big mat allows more space for you to maneuver around, but might be difficult to put away.

Top 15 Best Anti-Fatigue Mats in 2020 – Chart

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Name Material/Features Price Rating

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Name Material/Features Price Rating
1. Topo by Ergodriven, Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat distracting treadmills & balance boards, 7-year warranty $$ 4.8
2. TerraMat Standing Desk Mat 3D Feature for stretching  & massaging,  $$ 4.8
3. NewLife by GelPro Professional Grade Anti-Fatigue Kitchen & Office Comfort Mat 10-YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY $$ 4.7
4. Royal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat Anti-fatigue floor mats, Waterproof and non-slip standing mats $$ 4.6
5. Topo Mini by Ergodriven 7-year warranty, Switch between sitting and standing $$ 4.6
6. Butterfly Ergonomic Non-Flat Anti Fatigue Standing Desk Mat (1st Generation) Edge design and no-curl edges prevent tripping hazard $$ 4.6
7. Sky Mat Anti Fatigue Mat non-slip bottom, Anti Fatigue $$ 4.5
8. ComfortElite Anti Fatigue Mat 100% Polyurethane foam, 10-year warranty $$ 4.5
9. Air Soft Anti-Fatigue Standing Mat

18 in x 30 in- Multi Surface All-Purpose

$$ 4.5
10. NUVA Anti Fatigue Standing Floor Mat

4 Non-slip PU Elastomer Strips on Bottom

$$ 4.4
11. AmcomfyThe Original 7/8″ Anti Fatigue Mat Non slip textured surface, waterproof material $$ 4.3
12. AirMat Anti Fatigue Comfort Mat

3/4″ cushioned non skid floor rug, Non Toxic

$$ 4.2
13. Keeble Outlets Standing Mat Anti fatigue, 20 inches by 39 inches $$ 4.1
14. Cushable Anti-Fatigue Ergonomic Comfort Mat

Waterproof, Easy To Clean, 3/4″ Thick, 24″ x 36″

$$ 4.0
15. Homey Brands Anti Fatigue Non-Slip Standing Mat

20-Inch-by-39-Inch, Nontoxic, Waterproof

$$ 3.9

1. Topo by Ergodriven, Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat

Usage/Functionality

The Topo is designed specifically for standing desk users, with a unique design that features raised side rails and a crowned neutralTopo by Ergodriven, Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat area where the user will stand. In between is a centre teardrop that separates the two feet, while the back has a heel hook, a calf raise platform and a back ramp. These are not just for show – the calculated terrain features engage the brain and subconsciously prompt the user to perform micro movements while standing, which is beneficial to health. The way it is engineered also allows one to easily position themselves on just one foot should they need to take a break.

However, there are limitations. The mat’s optimum performance is for users who weigh up to 240lbs. While it still provides an acceptable experience for heavier people, the fatigue-reducing effect is less, especially if the user’s shoe size is also small, since it affects weight distribution. As a guideline, the mat’s specs support compression of up to 240lbs when used with a US men’s size 10 shoe.

Comfort and Durability

The Topo is made from thick and high quality polyurethane foam, which is cushioning but supportive. It returns to its original shape once you step off. The material is also very durable, sporting an integral skin that has a pebbled texture for a sublimely comfortable standing experience. While the mat functions best when used barefoot, those working in a professional environment can still enjoy the benefits with shoes on, although shoes like high heels are not recommended.

Design and Traction

Measuring 26.2 x 2.7 x 29 inches, the Topo is wide enough to support people with big feet,, even men’s size 16 (US) with a few inches to spare. It fits under larger tables when not in use, or can be made to stand up sideways in a storage space. At 7.8lbs, it is lightweight enough to carry around but also glides smoothly across the floor surface if you don’t feel like picking it up to move the mat to another room. Don’t worry though, as when in use, it is very stable under foot. The flip side of its large size is that people with short legs or a less-than-average build might find the stance too wide for comfort.

The Topo comes in several colours, including obsidian black, mulberry purple, denim blue and altostratus gray. The colour options are a nice touch for home users who want to match it with their furniture. At the workplace, the colour stands out enough so that passersby will not trip over, but is not too bright to the point that it can’t be used in a professional work setting.

Extra features

Included with the mat is a 7-year warranty for manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Ergonomic design and build
  • Encourages movement
  • Not flat, ridges and bumps for feet to move
  • Lightweight, slides easily but stable when underfoot

Cons

  • More expensive than regular anti-fatigue mats
  • Bulky, difficult to store away unless you have a big table

2. TerraMat Standing Desk Mat

Usage/Functionality

Ideal for those who work at a standing desk or workstation, the TerraMat is a ‘3D’ anti-fatigue mat, sporting ridges and bumps asTerraMat Standing Desk Mat opposed to being just flat. The patent-pending design helps to relieve fatigue and aching from standing too long, and allows for over 11 different possible positions, encouraging users to move and stretch their legs while on the mat. At the back is a power wedge, used to stretch the calf, and a mound on each side gently massages the underside of your foot as you stand.  We really liked the unique balance bar on the front, which helps to work on the balance and core.  Pressure peaks in between stimulate the soles – perfect to help power through an afternoon slump at the office.

Comparisons have been made between the TerraMat and another non-flat mat, the Topo. We noted that while both have bumps and ridges, the shapes on the TerraMat rise a little too abruptly from the surface, as opposed to the Topo which has more gradual curves and bigger foundations.

Comfort and Durability

The TerraMat uses high quality compressed foam which has a springy, bouncy texture that offers good support while still being soft and gentle on the feet. At its thickest, it is roughly two to three inches. The skin is durable, with a rubber-like surface and good grip. It can be used both barefoot or with shoes on, although the effect is more pronounced without shoes.

Design and Traction

The mat is quite large at 29.5 x 27 x 1.5 inches. Shorter people might find themselves positioning themselves into an awkward stance in order to reach the ridges. While the mat is not foldable, storage should be easy if you slide the mat under the standing desk. As it glides across surfaces easily, this can be done with one foot. You can also pull it out of the desk and position it in the same manner. It only comes in one colour, which is black.

Extra features

A refund is offered if users are not satisfied with the product.

Pros

  • Relieves fatigue from standing
  • High quality material
  • 3D features encourages movement
  • Many positions possible

Cons

  • Wide space makes it awkward for shorter people
  • Ridges and bumps rise sharply, needs to be more gradual

3. NewLife by GelPro Professional Grade Anti-Fatigue Kitchen & Office Comfort Mat

Usage/Functionality

While the NewLife looks like your regular kitchen mat – large and flat with no 3D features – it comes with the added benefit of helpingNewLife by GelPro Professional Grade Anti-Fatigue Kitchen & Office Comfort Mat to reduce soreness on the feet and lower back pain, thanks to its ergonomic foam-padded design. The mat is versatile and can be used with stand-up desks in the office, or at home in the kitchen or bathroom. Although it is considerably more expensive than some other models on this list, the difference is quite apparent when you step onto the mat, as your feet will feel much more comfortable and less fatigued as compared to when standing on a hard concrete surface.

Comfort and Durability

The NewLifeis ¾ of an inch thick and uses a patented, high-density foam called Cellulon solid bio-foam, which provides great support, good shock absorption and pressure relief. Environmentally conscious buyers will be happy to note that the foam uses high quality plant-based materials rather than chemicals. For those who plan to use it in a high-traffic areas such as a kitchen or bathroom, fret not as the mat is tough and extremely durable.

Design and Traction

It’s common for mats to slip and move about, forcing users to constantly readjust them to their proper positions, which can be a frustrating experience. The NewLife solves this by implementing a slip resistant, certified safety bottom, as approved by the American National Floor Safety Institute. Its high traction and non-skid bottom surface keeps the mat steady while in use, and it grips the floor well. A bevelled-edge design effectively prevents tripping and is also convenient for moving things over it due to the sloping gradient. However, the mat is quite large at 60 x 36 x 0.8 inches: definitely difficult to fit under a desk. The NewLife comes in shades of earth, midnight and stone.

Extra features

Thanks to its plant-based material, the mat is free from foul odours, which can sometimes happen with cheaper mats when they come straight out of the box. Its smooth surface, which is stain and water-resistant, is very easy to clean. The mat is backed by a 10-year product warranty for manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Good support
  • Anti-Skid bottom
  • Water and stain-resistant surface
  • Durable
  • Environmentally-friendly

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Very large, difficult to put away
  • No 3-D features to encourage dynamic movement

4. Royal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat

Usage/Functionality

For the price it’s going at versus the value it offers, the Royal mat is a bargain not to be missed. Suitable for almost any surface, theRoyal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat multipurpose mat fits on marble, wood, concrete or laminate flooring, making it a versatile choice for use at standing desks, counters or at home. The ergonomic design claims to increase stability whilst relieving pressure on the feet, knees, lower back and joints by 40% while standing. When tested, it felt soft and cushion-like under the feet, but solid enough to ensure that body weight is supported appropriately. Use them barefoot or with shoes, although high-heels should be avoided as they pose a puncture risk.

Comfort and Durability

The Royal feels extremely comfortable to stand on, despite being only ¾ of an inch thick. It is slightly bouncy, with an airy texture. The material is synthetic polyurethane, which is similar to memory foam since it molds to the shape of the feet, but returns to its original state when pressure is lifted. It is also tough and durable, and can withstand heavy use especially in areas of high traffic like the kitchen. In addition, the surface is spill resistant.

Since the mat contains no phthalate, there are no worries of chemical leaching, but there is still a rubber smell when opened from the box, which can be uncomfortable for some, so users are advised to air out the mat before initial use.

Design and Traction

Most mats and carpets tend to curl at the edges after prolonged use, but the Royal’s durable design ensures that it does not flip, bend or fold over time. Its modern, industrial look and colour scheme is suitable not just for the home but professional and commercial environments. At 20 x 39 inches and weighing only 3.6lbs, it is not too large or bulky and can be slipped under a counter or desk when not in use. The sides are tapered to prevent tripping and provide more stability, while the surface is textured to avoid slipping. Choose from four colours to complement your furniture or office items, including Burgundy or Sand Beige, Caramel Brown and Jet Black.

Extra features
Ruined mats are a thing of the past: as the Royal sports a waterproof surface, users need not worry about minor spills. The mat can be cleaned with a cloth or vacuumed as needed. The mat comes with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Ergonomic design relieves pressure
  • Durable, retains shape over time
  • Anti-slip bottom
  • Comfortable
  • Tapered edges

Cons

  • Rubber smell when unpacked, needs to be aired out

5. Topo Mini by Ergodriven

Usage/Functionality

The Topo Mini is identical to the regular Topo mat, except that it comes in smaller dimensions – a great option for those who areTopo Mini by Ergodriven shorter than 5’4, or for people with a limited workspace. As with the bigger design, the Topo Mini sports the same topographical features, which are designed to promote healthier standing positions. The features gently ease you into using the bumps to exercise your feet and get the blood flowing. It is best used as a standing desk chair, since the 3D features might be hazardous when used in a kitchen. The Topo Mini is bound by the same limitations as the regular-sized Topo, in that it can only perform optimally for users who weigh up to 240lbs with a US men’s size 10 shoe before it exceeds its pressure threshold.

Comfort and Durability

The Topo Mini uses high quality polyurethane foam, which is firm and soft whilst still providing adequate support. Even with heavy use, the material bounces back quickly from pressure and is very durable. It is stiff enough to stand on its own vertically if you need to slip it sideways for storage. The surface is pebbled and feels comfortable underfoot, and the effects can still be felt with or without shoes.

Design and Traction

As the Topo Mini is smaller, it makes for a better choice versus the regular Topo if you have a tight workspace. Measurements are 19.2 x 25.2 x 2.5 inches: a significant reduction from its larger predecessor. Shorter people will not find it too difficult to reach the different raised features. It is also much lighter and convenient to carry around at 4lbs. Slip it under the standing desk when not in use or glide it to different rooms. Colours available include obsidian black and gray.

Extra features

The Topo Mini comes with a seven-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Compact, lightweight and durable
  • Non-flat, encourages movement
  • Ideal for short people

Cons

  • Limitations for heavier users

6. Butterfly Ergonomic Non-Flat Anti Fatigue Standing Desk Mat (1st Generation)

Usage/Functionality

If you’re looking for an affordable non-flat anti-fatigue mat for foot massage and stimulation while standing, the Butterfly is a worthyButterfly Ergonomic Non-Flat Anti Fatigue Standing Desk Mat (1st Generation) investment. Compared to some models like the TerraMat, the features are much gentler, falling somewhere in between a flat and a non-flat mat.Its ergonomic design features numerous massage points, which can be used to activate blood flow and engage the muscles. The raised centre also encourages further movement and flexing of the ankles.

Comfort and Durability

Material used for the Butterfly mat consists of polyurethane, which provides just the right amount of cushioning. Standing on the mat, it feels soft but firm and comfortable, relieving joint stress compared to standing on a hard surface. The neutral mat area is roughly ⅞ inches at its thinnest and 1.25 inches at its maximum, but the material is dense enough to support the user’s weight over prolonged periods of time.

Design and Traction

The mat is considerably wide at 36.2 x 24.7 x 1.8 inches, but should still slip conveniently under desks when not in use. The bevelled design makes it easy to slide the mat on various surfaces without having to pick it up, as you can simply push or hook it with your foot. The contoured edges also mean that they won’t curl and bend over time, a common problem with straight-edged mats. The butterfly shape is eye-catching and cute –  great to add some cheer to homes or offices – but if you work in a strict environment, the shape might not comply to workplace rules. It comes in a variety of colours, with the blue and purple being particularly vibrant and attractive.

Extra features

The company offers a money-back guarantee if users are not satisfied with the product upon receipt.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Gentle raised features
  • Design promotes micro movements
  • Cute shape, attractive appearance
  • Bevelled edges prevent tripping

Cons

  • Not for users who prefer high ridges, as the features are quite soft
  • Can’t stand vertically for storage

7. Sky Mat Anti Fatigue Mat

Usage/Functionality

Feel the difference in your energy levels after using the SkyMat, a flat anti-fatigue mat that promotes better posture and joint health.Sky Mat Anti Fatigue Mat Standing on hard flooring for long hours can put extreme stress and pressure on the lower body, especially the feet, knees and lower back, but the mat’s manufacturers claim to be able to reduce this by 32% with its ergonomic design and materials – the equivalent of taking off 60lbs of weight. Its nondescript look and anti-trip features means that it is usable for standing desks at the office, a work counter or a coffee shop.

Comfort and Durability

The mat is made from patented Sky Core Foam, a dense and sturdy type of polyurethane which blends softness and support. The surface is PVC, similar to rubber, so it offers a good grip and holds up to heavy use. Standing on the mat does not overly compress it so you will be noticeably taller by about an inch, and it is also stable. The material rebounds quickly once you step off. There are no flame retardants used in the mat’s production.

Design and Traction

Say goodbye to slips and trips: the SkyMat comes with a low-angle beveled edge that slopes into the neutral area by about two inches. The bottom also boasts an ultra-grip so it stays in place and can be used on multiple surfaces such as polished wood and marble with no problems. This is quite a wide mat at 39 x 0.8 x 20 inches, but the downside is that it can be difficult to put away. If you’re at a personal standing desk at the office, it’s best to leave the mat in a stationary position. If used in a kitchen, note that it has a weaved surface that can catch food particles but this is easy to wipe down with a wet cloth. The SkyMat is available in several colours including Midnight Black, Indigo Blue and Dark Maple Brown.

Extra features

The mat comes with a lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • Bevelled edge to prevent tripping
  • Wide, lots of room to move around
  • Sturdy and thick
  • Reduces fatigue

Cons

  • No 3D features
  • Big, might be difficult to store

8. ComfortElite Anti Fatigue Mat

Usage/Functionality

Significantly increase the amount of time you can stand at work with the ComfortElite. Its ergonomic design ensures that there isComfortElite Anti Fatigue Mat  sufficient support for long-time standing, whilst preventing leg, foot and lower back discomfort. The mat also helps to improve blood circulation while subtly working the muscles. Thanks to its commercial grade quality, it can be used for a variety of applications, such as for standing desks, kitchens, shop counters or even workshops and assembly lines.

Comfort and Durability

The ComfortElite does not skimp on quality when it comes to materials. Made from high density 100% polyurethane foam, the mats are durable, well-constructed and holds up against wears, tears and punctures. At ¾ of an inch, the core is high-density, not too soft but still comfortable to stand on. Although the surface has a raised, diamond-shaped pattern, this is does not affect comfort and is hardly noticeable, even when stood on with bare feet. It is free from harmful materials such as latex, PBDE, BHT, Formaldehyde or Triclosan.

Design and traction

At 35 x 24 x 0.8 inches, the ComfortElite offers a wide space for users to move around on.  Aside from its attractive look, the raised polyester diamond-patterned top also gives it texture and prevents slippage. The bottom features a high-traction non-skid surface to keep the mat firmly in place. In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the mat has trip resistant beveled edges at 20 degrees to minimise tripping hazard.. It comes in earthy colours of black, brown and burgundy which are great to match with furniture at home, and do not stand out too much in an office or professional workplace setting.

Extra features

The surface is resistant to mildew, stains and microbial growth, making the mat a great choice for environments such as kitchen or restaurants. It comes with a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Supports long hours of standing
  • Comfortable
  • Free from harmful materials
  • ADA-compliant

Cons

  • Quite large, difficult to put away

9. Air Soft Anti-Fatigue Standing Mat

Usage/Functionality

Designed to take the stress off areas often subject to pressure when standing, such as the knees and hips, the Air Soft provides firmAir Soft Anti-Fatigue Standing Mat foot and back support. The mat feels quite cushy when compared to firmer types, which some users dislike, but this may be a personal preference as it does not affect the support it provides. Use it without worry for a variety of applications such as at a standing desk, kitchen, sales counter or assembly line, since it pairs well with any floor type without leaving stains.

Comfort and Durability

The mat consists of a solid, one-piece polyurethane with a high-density core that does not flatten out over time. The material is non-toxic and phthalate free, making it safe for children and pets. The softness is very comfortable and yields slightly to body weight but gradually firms up.  It is much thicker than most anti-fatigue mats at one inch tall so if you’re a first-time user, balancing on the extra height might take some getting used to.

It is not without its flaws, however. The surface is supposed to be anti-slip with a rubbery texture, but seems to wear off with repeated use if you stand in the same position constantly.

Design and Traction

The AirSoft has contoured beveled edges that do not curl over time and reduces the risk of tripping. Its size, measuring 30x 18 inches, is reasonably large to allow users to move around, but small enough to fit under standing desks or workbenches. If you prefer more space, there is a larger option. A non-slip bottom helps to keep the mat in place, although some users have noted that it gets slippery if any water gets underneath. The AirSoft looks quite industrial and no-frills, as it is only available in black.

Extra features

The surface has a grooved pattern to better catch dirt, in addition to being oil-resistant.

Pros

  • Cushy and soft but with adequate support
  • Quality core
  • Retains integrity even when cut

Cons

  • Small, but can be upgraded to larger size
  • Slippery when water gets underneath
  • Grooved surface wears out

10. NUVA Anti Fatigue Standing Floor Mat

Usage/Functionality

Say hello to the therapeutic benefits of the Nuva, a resilient anti-fatigue mat designed to provide superior support for standing overNUVA Anti Fatigue Standing Floor Mat long periods of time. The mat has good shock absorption and reduces pressure and stress especially from the feet, knees, hips and lower back. As it is soft but quite firm, users can expect to feel a significant reduction in fatigue when used at a standing desk or counter. Since it is strong and durable, consider using the Nuva for high traffic areas at home or at work, although the bright colour might stand out too much in a professional setting.

Comfort and Durability

The Nuva uses safe and non-toxic 100% PolyMuscle Polyurethane foam, which is high density in order to support the user’s body weight. At ¾ thick, it is soft and comfortable

on the feet, with a bit of give. Since the material is fairly elastic and pliable, it conforms to the foot’s shape whilst also providing support to the arches. The mat is phthalate free but contains flame retardants. The skin is equally durable, since it comprises PU materials which do not break down or compress over time.

Most anti-fatigue mats discourage use with high heels, but since the Nuva is abrasion and puncture resistance, it stands up well to abuse, even when tested with high heels. This makes it suitable for almost all shoe types, although the benefits are best felt barefoot. To ensure it stands the test of time, the mat is tested 300,000 times at 200kg.

Design and Traction

The mat comes equipped with beveled edges to prevent tripping, while the bottom sports polyurethane elastomer gel injection strips designed to grip the floor and prevent slippage. However, the quality of the bottom needs to be improved as the grip seems to loosen over time, which can pose a hazard to households with small children or pets.

At 39 x 20 x 0.8 inches, it is reasonably spacious to move around on. One major grouse with its design is the tag which comes attached on one side of the mat, as it clashes with the colour and sticks out like a sore thumb. There is no way to remove it other than by cutting it off. Colours like magenta and lime green may not be too appropriate for the office, but there are other options like black and grey available as well.

Extra features

Easily clean spills with a damp cloth, as the mat’s surface is spill proof and water resistant.. For users who prefer using the mat outdoors, it has the added benefit of antimicrobial and anti-ultraviolet properties.

Pros

  • Cushion-like support
  • Reduces pressure on feet and legs
  • Cleans easily
  • Can be used outdoors
  • Durable, supports heavy weights

Cons

  • Traction on bottom needs improvement
  • Loud colours might not be suitable for office environments
  • Unattractive side tag

11. AmcomfyThe Original 7/8″ Anti Fatigue Mat

Usage/Functionality

Fight fatigue with the Amcomfy, an affordable option for standing desks, kitchens and work counters. The mat aims to provide aAmcomfyThe Original 78″ Anti Fatigue Mat comfortable experience for those who stand for hours on end by reducing fatigue by up to 85%. This is done by an ergonomic design that spreads pressure from the body weight more evenly throughout the foot, rather than centering it on the heel and ball. As a result, blood flow is improved and the support also gives you a boost in overall posture. Thanks to its added thickness, it is versatile enough to be used for a variety of purposes. Place it at a standing desk or work counter to reduce foot fatigue. It can even double as a seat at outdoor events such as a picnic, or for kneeling when in the garage.

Comfort and Durability

For its price, the Amcomfy offers excellent quality, both in terms of comfort and its resistance against wear and tear. The dense polyurethane foam has a spongy texture that provides a lot of cushion and support but is not too firm, allowing for a lot of bounce back. It is also much thicker than some other mats on the market, at ⅞ of an inch. Feet pressure is noticeably dispersed when standing on the mat.

Design and Traction

The mat is designed to be carried around with a handle at the top, or hung up on a hook when you need to put it away. The sides have beveled edges to prevent tripping and curling, while the bottom has non-slip properties to keep the mat in place. This, however, needs to be improved as the mat seems to shift quite easily, especially on wet surfaces so perhaps not a top choice for the kitchen. At 33.3 x 19.7 x 0.8 inches, it is just the right size to fit into most spaces. Colours available include black, dark brown and light brown.

Extra features

For peace of mind, the mat comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. It is easy to clean with a mop or damp sponge.

Pros

  • Thick, comfortable to stand on
  • Reduces foot fatigue by dispersing pressure evenly
  • Affordable
  • Handle to carry around

Cons

  • anti-skid needs to be improved

12. AirMat Anti Fatigue Comfort Mat

 Usage/Functionality

It’s hard to find the right balance between firm and cushy, but the AirMat provides enough support while also being comfortable,AirMat Anti Fatigue Comfort Mat especially for use at standing desks. The flat design promotes circulation and helps to reduce overall discomfort to the heels, foot and back by softening the impact of the user’s weight against hard flooring by up to 80%. In return, this helps to reduce fatigue and spinal compression for better posture and instant relief. The mat works well with all manner of flooring, including hardwood, concrete or tiled and is good for people of all weight classes.

Comfort and Durability

This is a comfortable and heavy duty mat, sturdily constructed with high quality materials.  At one inch thick, it is made from a dense polyurethane core, which has memory-like properties to ensure no loss of structure over time.As the material is free from phthalate and toxic chemicals, rest assured there will be no foul odours when unpacking the mat.  The core is protected by a thin and bouncy rubber layer which does not stick to laminate flooring but grips it well to prevent slippage.

One thing to note though: as the surface sports a weaved pattern, one will feel the texture when standing on the mat barefoot.  If you have sensitive feet, we recommend wearing a pair of socks. It should not be too noticeable for most people.

Design and Traction

The mat comes with the standard beveled and rounded edges to reduce the risk of tripping and curling over time. The bottom grips well but can be moved easily by pushing with the feet, since it weighs only 2 lbs. The mat is moderately large at 20 x 32 x 1 inches, offering a lot of space to move around on.

Extra features

The weaved surface is supposed to be waterproof and stain resistant, but it tends to catch dirt and shows easily. The product comes with a 10-year warranty.

Pros

  • Ergonomic
  • Thick, heavy grade
  • Suitable for a variety of uses, including domestic, commercial and industrial
  • Lightweight
  • Beveled edges

Cons

  • Catches dirt easily
  • Weaved surface can be felt barefoot

13. Keeble Outlets Standing Mat

Usage/Functionality

Suffer in pain no more with the Keeble Outlets, which helps to significantly reduce stress on areas such as the back, hips, knees andKeeble Outlets Standing Mat ankles from prolonged standing. The flat-style anti-fatigue mat, which can also double as a regular comfort mat, is a good choice for use at standing desks, kitchens and counters. By softening the impact of the body weight against a hard surface, it also improves blood circulation and results in users feeling more energised.

Comfort and Durability

The mat is made from high density foam coated with a vinyl-like material that has a rubbery texture. It is very comfortable to stand on for long hours. However, some might find it too soft as there is a significant amount of sinking, so if you prefer something firmer with more bounce back, the Keeble Outlets might not be the best choice. At ¾ of an inch thick, it provides adequate support and stability. The quality seems very durable, although initially when the mat is unboxed from shipment it might have some wrinkles that might take a few days to smoothen out.

Design and Traction

Measuring 20 x 39 inches, there is plenty of space to maneuver about to the front, back and side, but not too large that you will have a problem finding a place to store the mat. The bevelled edges are a standard feature to minimise tripping hazards. We found the bottom grip to be quite strong when tested on various surfaces including wood and marble, so you won’t have to constantly move it back into place. Unlike some mats which have a weaved surface, the Keeble is smooth but not slippery, so there are no grooves or uneven spots that might catch dirt or food particles. Whatever the case, it is easy to clean with a wet cloth. Since it only comes in black with no patterns, the mat’s appearance is somewhat industrial. If you can sacrifice the aesthetics, this is a decent choice for an anti-fatigue mat.

Extra features

The mat comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

Pros

  • Reduces stress on lower body while standing
  • Smooth surface does not trap food or dust particles
  • Strong grip
  • Bevelled edges

Cons

  • Some might find it too soft
  • Industrial look

14. Cushable Anti-Fatigue Ergonomic Comfort Mat

Usage/Functionality

The Cushable works to reduce fatigue from standing by alleviating stress and pressure on the feet, knees and joints by up to 40Cushable Anti-Fatigue Ergonomic Comfort Mat percent. This is done by redistributing body weight evenly throughout the feet. While it’s not a miracle cure for pain, you will feel a significant amount of relief and weight being taken off once you stand on the mat’s cushy surface. As such, it is most suitable for use at standing desks, the kitchen or any place which requires users to stand for long hours at a time. To get the most benefits out of the mat, we recommend shifting your weight periodically to different positions throughout the day. The effects are best felt barefoot, but it can also be used with shoes or when placed under a rug.

Comfort and Durability

Made from ¾ of an inch thick high-grade polyurethane foam, the mat comprises one solid piece with no surface laminate to ensure durability. The material feels soft and squishy underfoot but supportive, and it molds to the shape of the feet with good bounce back. It is non-toxic and does not break down or compress over time, retaining its shape even with heavy use.

However, the same cannot be said of its coating as many users reported ‘peeling’ after some time. There was also an odour when it was taken out of the box, so if you’re sensitive to smells, the mat might require a few days of airing out.

Design and Traction

Measuring 24 x 36 inches, the mat is wide enough to span the length of two kitchen sinks. Its design has beveled edges to prevent tripping, making it a good choice for areas with high traffic such as the kitchen or at a standing desk in the office. Traction needs to be improved though as despite its ‘anti-slip’ properties, the mat tends to slide out of place over time and needs readjusting. The antique brown colour emulates wood surfaces so they blend well with wooden flooring and adds a touch of class to homes and offices.

Extra features

The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.

Pros

  • Soft but firm texture
  • Elegant look matches wood flooring well
  • Fatigue relief

Cons

  • Surface tends to peel
  • Anti-slip bottom not as promised
  • Odour out of the box

15. Homey Brands Anti Fatigue Non-Slip Standing Mat

Usage/Functionality

Say goodbye to tired feet, weak knees and aching joints: the Homey Anti-Fatigue Mat provides outstanding comfort while staving offHomey Brands Anti Fatigue Non-Slip Standing Mat back, ankle, knee and joint pains. Aside from offering healthy physical support, it also promotes better blood circulation and posture, whilst encouraging the development of stronger muscles on the legs and back in order to balance on the cushy material. It is versatile and works well with different types of floor surfaces, including hardwood, tiles or even rugs and carpets – making it suitable for home or office use, such as for work at standing desks or while cooking in the kitchen.

Comfort and Durability

The mat is comfortable to stand on, as it has a light and airy cloud-like texture. It is still able to hold body weight well, so you won’t sink down against the floor. At ¾ of an inch thick, you will feel significantly taller while standing on the mat, but fret not as it feels very stable underfoot. The material is top quality polyurethane foam covered in a thin rubber coat, so it is nontoxic, waterproof and will not compress over time. The construction is durable and seems to be able to last longer than most rugs, mats and floor pads.

Design and Traction

If you’re tired of anti-fatigue mats that promise anti-slipping but fail to deliver, then the Homey will not disappoint. On the underside is a specially grooved design which prevents the mat from moving or slipping, while beveled edges keep you safe from tripping. At 20 x 39 inches, it isn’t too large and should fit nicely in most spaces while still allowing plenty of room to move around on. The mat comes with a spill proof surface, but take note that there is a diamond shaped pattern that might catch dirt in between. Since it has a black finish this might not be too noticeable.

Extra features

The manufacturers offer a 100% satisfaction lifetime guarantee or a refund. Also includes a free cleaning towel.

Pros

  • Relieves discomfort on feet, knees and joints
  • Anti-slipping, stays in place
  • Spill proof
  • Cushion effect

Cons

  • Surface has grooves that might catch dirt

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