Posts Tagged ‘fatigue mats’

Anti Fatigue Mats When Standing In The Same Place For Long Periods Of Time!

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by

Anti Fatigue Mats Can Prevent Injury!I was curious to go watch the new Iron Man movie last night at a midnight showing. I quickly realized I can’t hang with the late night showings anymore. Not at my age, anyway. How sad is that? Lately, between random bouts of insomnia, under-accomplishment blues, and marital woes, it can be extremely difficult to stand being surrounded by rowdy teenagers and all their witty anecdotes during the previews or the pre-show entertainment; a random flurry of local CPA’s, hair stylists, and tax lawyers all mixed in with useless celebrity trivia and Coca-Cola advertisements which, mind you, work like a charm. I got the largest syrupy coke they had to offer.

In my quest for searching for a blog topic, I was literally about to ask the girl at the concession stand what kind of anti fatigue mats they were standing on. Perhaps some Performa or other non-slip drainage mats? I stopped myself. I knew that If I opened my mouth not only would I ooze depression and desperation for some conversation, but this young female worker might assume that I’m hitting on her and I wanted to spare myself and her the embarrassment of having to clarify that I am not awkwardly trying to hit on her, but I actually really do have in interest as to the fatigue mats she is standing on.

After a nice long narrative involving good ol fashioned American exceptionalism (Mandarin in this movie, however, is not Mandarin at all), I found myself pondering in very deep ways the nature of the universe as I often do after a sci-fi action movie. When I got back to my car, instead of driving home, I drove up to a nice dark empty spot just outside the valley. Low light pollution but not quite rural yet. I went to the trunk and pulled out the embossed yoga mat that I had “borrowed” from work. You see, whenever a yoga mat order gets placed with an embossed logo on it, we get a free unit to make sure it is up to par with what the customer received. I got to keep this particular one since it was, unfortunately from an older plate manufacturer we no longer use and was not as nice as the rest of our regular lots. I hastily (I had precious little time to do so as I still had to be at work the next day) unfurled the yoga mat across the hood of my “new” car and watched the stars while sipping on the last of my watered down coca-cola. At that point, I felt small and insignificant enough to suddenly not care about any of my particular woes. The stars just guided me for the next hour and a half.

Armor Fatigue Anti Fatigue Mats

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by

Armor Fatigue Anti Fatigue MatsThere is a huge selection of anti fatigue mats on the market today.  In this article, I would like to focus on one in particular, the The Armor Fatigue Mats.  Is this the best anti fatigue mat?  Well, that would depend on your need and how you intend on using the mat. 

The Armor Fatigue has a great balance of anti-fatigue properties, while also providing a durable top surface. The various pure foam anti fatigue mats on the market are great for situations where people may be standing for long periods and simply need for pure comfort.  However, when working with products that if dropped can damage a softer foam a mat with a more durable top surface, like the Armor Fatigue, is a great option… and it’s more cost effective than some of the more industrial mats.

As a sales representative for a mat company, I suggest the Armor Fatigue Mat to many customers who are price sensitive and want/need something relatively inexpensive with a bit of extra strength on the top of their anti fatigue mat. The denser layer of foam on top of the softer bottom layer is what gives it the perfect balance.

If you are on your feet all day and need some relief, an anti fatigue mat might do the trick.

Who Knew? I Didn’t.

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by

My name is Chris and I have been working for for almost two years.  Before working for this company, I had no idea there was such a demand for so many different types of mats!  It’s crazy… mats are literally everywhere!

Recently I’ve been talking to a lot of customers who are interested in purchasing anti fatigue mats for their homes, their employees and/or themselves.  Many of them, who are replacing their old fatigue mats, are shocked when they receive a quote from me - because they previously paid much more for the same or similar product.  I  can’t get over the amount of money people spend on these things.  They don’t need to be so expensive… at least not on our site.

At first, I thought an anti fatigue floor mat was an unnecessary expense.  Then, I decided to do a little research and I found out that there are tons of advantages to having an anti fatigue mat.  An anti fatigue mat can

  • Reduce spinal compression and increases circulation
  • Help minimize heat loss through feet
  • Minimize noise
  • Using an Anti Fatigue mat daily can make you less prone to sickness, stress and strainÂ

Now I know why doing dishes at home seems to stress me out.  My back hurts, my neck hurts, my legs hurt- it’s really just an uncomfortable task.  Prior to working here, I assumed it was just because I was hunched over, but fortunately, our Cushion Comfort mats fixed the problem.

Fatigue Saver Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: July 20th, 2010 by
Anti Fatigue MatsFatigue Saver Anti Fatigue Floor Mats cushion your floors, and are an economical solution for improving workers comfort, which will improve morale and productivity. It really is a great way to show your employees that you care! Recent studies show that 83% of the industrial workforce has experienced foot, back and lower leg problems. Ergonomic intervention, such as Anti-Fatigue Mats, are a cost-effective measure to help prevent or control this problem. Fatigue Saver Mats are ideal for light to moderate standing environments. These 100% closed-cell PVC sponge foam fatigue mats have beveled borders for increased safety. These mats can fit any work areas as needed. Custom sizes can be made up to 6 feet wide and any length up to 60 feet. Some recommended uses include industrial work cells, registers and check out counters, service counters and shipping and packaging work cells.Â

Office Chair Mats

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by

door matsI’ve been looking at some of the fantastic anti-fatigue mats, and then I remembered: I don’t have an office chair mat to go under my chair, for while I’m at my desk! Right now, as it stands, my chair rolls on the ceramic tile we have here in my home, where my “office” is.

But I can tell you, I think it would be best, all around, for anyone who sits at a desk to have one of these beauties under their wheels to ease movement, as well as preserve expensive floor surfaces, which can be marked up by the wheels of the chair, or even the desk legs.

The office chair mat pictured here, depending on how big your desk is, could accommodate both your desk and your chair. Even if you have laminate floors, which are typically pretty hard on the surface, they can loose their luster over time from plastic chair wheels rolling around on them. Perhaps a commercial entrance mat, at bare minimum, to protect those floors, would be in order.

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by

kneeling padsEven the greatest of anti-fatigue mats cannot diminish MY fatigue from all of these home renovations! But I can tell you: I sure wouldn’t mind having even a couple of these around to help diminish the stress and strain on my feet, knees, and back! I do wear some high-dollar shoes and use an expensive chair [THE best, ergonomic chair, at $500], to help with my back issues, but I just don’t have anything to “buffer” my work area when I’m working on the house, you know?

I tell you, if you ever do any kneeling, walking, standing, or even squatting for extended periods of time—and especially if you’re over 35 years of age—you owe it to your self to buy something you can use to reduce the effects of gravity on your frame. I think I’ll click on over, right now, and order a kneeling pad and have it shipped in a day or two, as these home renovations

Kneeling Pads

Posted on: June 22nd, 2010 by

anti-fatigue matsI’ve been working on our house the past few weeks, doing some home renovations, and I can tell you there’s been more than one occasion I could have used one of these anti-fatigue mats, such as a knee saver kneeling pad, while working on something lower to the ground! I realize some would say, “Ah, toughen up!” But I have since learned the better care you can take of your body in any situation, the longer you’ll last, and many more days to work—and be productive—you’ll see in the future, you know?

That’s what both commercial and industrial anti-fatigue mats are all about: reducing the effects of stress and strain on the human body, so as to increase productivity that would otherwise be lost to injury and fatigue, and kneeling pads are a great idea for preserving your knees. In fact, if you know someone who works a lot kneeling down, why not buy that person a kneeling pad for his or her birthday, for the holidays, or just because they’re not expensive, and are lightweight, making them hassle free for carrying along to the job.

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Posted on: June 18th, 2010 by

mats catalogIf you’ve been browsing several types of mats offered here, do you know you can download the catalog for any an all of the mats and other such products offered here? So if you’re shopping only for anti-fatigue mats, you can pull up a PDF file [Adobe Acrobat] that shows all of variations of anti-fatigue mats; plus, you can download PDF files for all of our mats—too bad you can’t download the actual mats, right?

One of the great things about anti-fatigue mats is they come in so many styles, functions, and variations…from anti-slip mats that channel away liquids and grease, to industrial mats that have bubble top surfaces for exceptional comfort, called “bubble flex” mats.

Anti-Fatigue Flooring

Posted on: June 15th, 2010 by

rubber flooringWhile talking with some “old-timers” not too long ago, I noticed some of them still hold to some long-held beliefs that just because they did things a certain way, “back in the old days” their way was better.  I also noticed a few of them of scoffed at some of our modern technologies and advances, such as rolled rubber flooring or anti-fatigue mats.  But I tell you what: just have any such skeptic stand on some durable, stress-relieving anti-fatigue mats for very long, and they’ll be singing the praises themselves!

I wear some high-dollar, specially designed shoes that help with nerve pain associated with a back injury, and I can tell you,  “feeling was believing” in my case. I dare say the same will hold true for anyone you might know who might ordinarily jeer at something they [ignorantly] perceive to be silly or nonsensical.  The truth is today’s mindset of preserving our bodies with protective gear, such as spinal supportive shoes or anti-fatigue mats, is not only smart….but also wise.

Anti-Fatigue Floor Mats

Posted on: June 11th, 2010 by

anti-fatigue mats benefitsCan you name the obvious benefits of anti-fatigue mats? Just thinking about the name, “anti-fatigue mats” makes that easy:

• Reduced foot pain while standing.
• Reduced joint [ankles, knees, hips, and back] from standing and walking on hard surfaces, such as concrete.
• Reduced injuries during falls on otherwise hard floors.
• 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%!   There are numerous others, but if you’re a business owner and this has been an issue or point of revenue loss, 24% is nothing to sneeze at!