Posts Tagged ‘fatigue mat’

Anti Fatigue Mats Because Comfort = Productivity

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by

Marble anti fatigue mats at salon stationsI went for my now monthly haircut at my local barber last Friday.  I’ll not name it since it’s faux pas to frequent the bigger chains for haircuts or so I’ve heard.  What was interesting to note, however, was that after the incessant and very cheery bashing of my hairstyle choice (mullets, it seems, are the thing of hillbilly’s, hooligans, and fellows of ill-repute), I couldn’t help but be surprised at how I almost didn’t notice the anti fatigue mats / salon mats posted at every single barbers’ station.

I’ve been told this over and over and over again that “Once you start working here (, you will scrutinize the type and style of mats EVERYWHERE YOU GO!”  Well, it certainly has rung true to the day. It’s like the first time you notice a car on the street and thereafter feel like you’re now seeing it and recognizing it everywhere.  It’s easy to under appreciate that these ladies (and gentlemen) are literally on their feet all day. They’ll get tired.  If they get tired, they’ll make mistakes.  My mop and mistakes are not two concepts I want hanging around each other. While my hairstyle choice may not be the ladies’ favorite (they’ll come around), I’m sure as hell glad that at least the marble fatigue mat (the most popular anti-fatigue mats for pharmacists and hair salons) allowed my stylist to be comfortable enough at 6:30pm at her station to not make my lady-killing mullet (yes I am growing out like I once did my beard) anything less than fabulous.

An anti fatigue floor mat may be just what you need (or if you are an employer, it may be just what your employees need) to enable you to be more comfortable and therefore more productive at work.  It’s definitely worth a try – don’t you think?

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by

anti-fatigue mats benefitsWe don’t have the time, here, nor the space to go into all the benefits of anti-fatigue mats, but there are a number [of benefits] that should be obvious to even the uneducated person, or anyone who has ever stood on a hard surface for very long, or someone who has slipped on a hard surface and has gotten injured! Anti-fatigue mats come in many varieties and not all are intended for wet environments.

And isn’t that wonderful?

There are, of course, super tough anti-fatigue mats that are designed for industrial settings, and then there are those intended for office spaces that are dry and where women in heels or women and men in flat, hard-soled shoes tread, but where a hard, tiled floor can take it’s toll on feet that must be dressed professionally. Whatever the case, there are anti-fatigue mats to satisfy everyone.

Kneeling Pads

Posted on: May 19th, 2010 by

anti-fatigue matsAsk anyone who’s had to change a flat tire on the side of the road, with stones and glass to kneel on how much they could have used a handy kneeling pad; they’ll probably say, “I sure wish I had one in my trunk!” Even just a single square of interlocking foam tiles would do the trick to protect your knees!

Ladies, have you ever had to change a flat tire yourself and ended up with a runner in your stocking from kneeling on the ground?  Men know what it’s like to have to kneel on the driveway—or even in spilled oil or mud—and mess up their best pair of jeans or slacks.  The point is, sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you could really use a decent anti-fatigue mat to protect your knees, feet, or even your shoulder if the situation necessitates lying on the ground to reach up under a tight spot.

Aren’t your joints worth the fifteen to twenty bucks?  Once you’ve got the kneeling pad, people will see just how wise—and prepared—you are.