Gel Mats For Kitchen

Gel Mats For Kitchen

When a little cushioning is all that's needed, carpeted mats are probably the most economical and may be sufficient for light duty if they have a rubber backing for safety. But make sure that they are washable and will withstand many washings. There's also a good array of rubber or foam vinyl-covered mats for home use, but these may lack anti-fatigue properties and simply provide light cushioning. Rubber interlocking mats sold in hardware stores for workshops or play areas can also be very practical and economical for light duty, depending on use.What about gel mats? They're certainly worth considering for light duty. Many people love their gel-filled shoe insoles, so this concept can certainly be extended to the kitchen. It's really a matter of taste and how it feels for you. Gel-filled anti-fatigue mats tend to be much higher priced and this may be a constraint. Because kitchen mats may feel great for one person and not another, keep in mind that it may take trial and error to find the right one for you.
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

Added note: Also, the WellnessMat is technically a little different than GelPro and other gel-filled mats; the mats are 100% polyurethane, with one-piece construction. The 7-year warranty on these mats actually guarantees that the mats won’t curl, lose their finish, or compress. So they don’t actually have a gel insert; the construction is quite different. But their purpose is the same.
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

The Soothing Relief of Gel Now with a new and improved comfort feel, GelPro Classic is the original gel-filled comfort mat featuring a ½” thick patented gel core for soothing relief and support while you cook, clean or work. This premium anti-fatigue mat is unlike ordinary mats made from hard vinyl or cheap memory foam. Enjoy the life-changing benefits of standing on a cushion of gel, including significantly less fatigue, discomfort and recovery time generally required after standing for long periods of time. GelPro Classic™ is ideal for use in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, craftroom and at stand-up desks
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

If you prefer to shop online, you'll find a good variety of types and prices of mats available through the Froogle search link provided. For personal shopping, carpeted and foam vinyl-covered mats can be found in most merchandise stores. Interlocking rubber mats are sold in packages or 4 or 6 at hardware or large merchandise stores. Gel-filled mats are available online – try the link provided below. Industrial-grade anti-fatigue mats can be found online or in safety or industrial equipment stores. 
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

Now with a new and improved comfort feel, GelPro Classic is the original gel-filled comfort mat featuring a ½” thick patented gel core for soothing relief and support while you cook, clean or work. This premium anti-fatigue mat is unlike ordinary mats made from hard vinyl or cheap memory foam. Enjoy the life-changing benefits of standing on a cushion of gel, including significantly less fatigue, discomfort and recovery time generally required after standing for long periods of time.
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

GelPro Classic is the original comfort mat made with a 100% patented gel cushion that absorbs the shock of standing so your feet, back and legs no longer hurt. With a ½” thick gel cushion, the GelPro Classic has a slightly firmer feel than our GelPro Elite. Now with a new and improved comfort feel, this premium anti-fatigue mat is constructed with a soft, non-toxic polyurethane top surface that is not only stain-resistant, but also allows you to enjoy the benefits of soothing gel even more than before. The GelPro Classic Comfort Mat offers instant support and relief while improving circulation and overall comfort. Featuring no-curl flanged edges and a slip-resistant bottom, this mat takes the discomfort and fatigue out of standing while you cook, clean or work.

Gel Mats For Kitchen

GelPro Classic is the original comfort mat made with a 100% patented gel cushion that absorbs the shock of standing so your feet, back and legs no longer hurt. With a ½” thick gel cushion, the GelPro Classic has a slightly firmer feel than our GelPro Elite. Now with a new and improved comfort feel, this premium anti-fatigue mat is constructed with a soft, non-toxic polyurethane top surface that is not only stain-resistant, but also allows you to enjoy the benefits of soothing gel even more than before. The GelPro Classic Comfort Mat offers instant support and relief while improving circulation and overall comfort. Featuring no-curl flanged edges and a slip-resistant bottom, this mat takes the discomfort and fatigue out of standing while you cook, clean or work.LEARN MORE
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Gel Mats For Kitchen

Anti-fatigue mats are designed to alleviate fatigue and discomfort for people who need to remain in a standing position for prolonged periods of time. Their unique design provides a wealth of health benefits, such as minimizing back pain, foot pain, weariness, and stress. The wide-range of common materials used to make anti-fatigue mats includes vinyl, wood, rubber, PVC closed cell foam, and polypropylene. Anti-fatigue mats were initially used in factories and production lines where staff had to stand for the majority of their working hours. Today, this type of ergonomic mat is commonly used during trade shows for floor covering, in hospitals and clinics during surgeries, for housekeepers, cashiers, chefs, and more.
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GelPro Classic is the original gel-filled comfort mat. Featuring a 1/2″ inch of 100% gel core, this premium comfort mat relieves the pressure and stress from your feet, back and legs while reducing discomfort.
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Regardless of whether you chose a mat simply based on light cushioning or heavy duty use, if the mat is for your kitchen or bath area, for sanitary reasons it must be washable. Kitchen mats can harbor food bacteria and bathroom mats are prone to germs and should be cleaned regularly.An anti-fatigue mat with a grid or highly pebbled surface is great for industrial use where it can be hosed down, but might be hard to keep clean in the kitchen. When a mat's top layer becomes cracked or peels, cleaning becomes ineffective and the mat should be replaced. Read the product information and for health reasons, make sure you can wash or sanitize it.To avoid tripping hazards, chose a mat with tapered edges that do not hinder the transition from floor to mat. And balancing on a soft foam mat can also pose a falling hazard to those with stability issues such as seniors.
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Anti-fatigue mats generally have some stress relieving qualities, but not all are equal in terms of materials, features, and benefits. Some are considered light duty, while others have industrial-grade properties that make them better suited for heavy duty use. And for those who spend hours in the kitchen or home shop, this is the type of anti-fatigue mat you need.An industrial-grade anti-fatigue mat should be at least 3/8″ thick and constructed with special properties to alleviate foot stress. See below for more information on density. Look for a top pattern that is easy to wipe clean and suitable sizing for your area. Though a heavy duty anti-fatigue mat may not be as pretty as some kitchen mats, remember that it's the quality that counts, and that's a small trade-off when it comes to easing foot pain.
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Our small team prides ourselves on always exceeding customer expectations and treating our customers the way we would want to be treated. Since our founding in 2006, Imprint® Mats have become well known for quality, eco-friendly design and value. As many people suffer from lower back and leg pain, we are committed to helping consumers take a stand for a healthier lifestyle. Rest assured, all Imprint® Comfort Mats only use materials that are good for our customers and the environment. LEARN MORE
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Our small team prides ourselves on always exceeding customer expectations and treating our customers the way we would want to be treated. Since our founding in 2006, Imprint® Mats have become well known for quality, eco-friendly design and value. As many people suffer from lower back and leg pain, we are committed to helping consumers take a stand for a healthier lifestyle. Rest assured, all Imprint® Comfort Mats only use materials that are good for our customers and the environment.
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Indulge in the plush, deep-cushioning support as your feet rest on the world's most comfortable floor mat. GelPro Elite features a 3/4″ thick Dual Comfort CoreTM of patended gel and energy-return foam designed to prevent physical discomfort and fatigue while promoting proper circulation.This revolutionary comfort solution is perfect for anyone suffering from physical discomfort, plantar fasciitis, osteoporosis or arthritis.

ConclusionSo, overall, is there a distinct difference? Yes. Is it worth $100 for a small mat? That depends on the length of time you spend in the kitchen on any given day. If you do a lot of extended standing and working in the kitchen, on the order of over an hour a day, I would really recommend one of these mats.
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There are many anti-fatigue mats on the market, some of which are designed for use in an industrial setting where workers stand for hours at the same workstation, while others have a lighter nature intended for light duty work in the home environment.But many spend countless hours in the home kitchen, garage or workshop, baking, cooking or tinkering. And this can put the same undue stress on your feet and body, as it does for the industrial worker.