Anti-Fatigue Floor MatsPosted on: June 11th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Can you name the obvious benefits of anti-fatigue mats? Just thinking about the name, â€œanti-fatigue matsâ€ makes that easy:
â€¢ Reduced foot pain while standing.
â€¢ Reduced joint [ankles, knees, hips, and back] from standing and walking on hard surfaces, such as concrete.
â€¢ Reduced injuries during falls on otherwise hard floors.
â€¢ Improved performance among workers due to less pain and stress.
Those are the benefits that most commonly come to mind when we think about benefits of anti-fatigue mats, but what do you think some other benefits might be, but not necessarily for people? Studies have shown one of the most touted benefits are reduced breakage of breakable items dropped onto the softer, absorbing surface of most anti-fatigue mats; and that just makes sense.
In fact, one national restaurant chain stated the use of anti-fatigue mats in their back preparation area and dishwashing area reduced glass breakage by 24%! Â There are numerous others, but if youâ€™re a business owner and this has been an issue or point of revenue loss, 24% is nothing to sneeze at!