When we first started reviewing anti-fatigue mats for standing desks years ago, most offerings were just cheap kitchen and bath mats that lost their buoyancy after a year and weren’t comfortable to work on for more than about 45 minutes.
Today, true standing desk anti-fatigue mats made of 100% polyurethane that you can work on all day are not only the norm, they come in hundreds of size and color combinations. Many, especially those made in the USA, come with lifetime warranties. (Learn more about the quality parameters in our primer on how to identify quality in standing mat products.
While the [...]
We’ve reviewed dozens of standing mats over the years, and beyond question, they significantly increase the amount of time users can stand in comfort each day, reduce injuries and keep employees happier at their jobs. But what if your job involves standing and moving around in a larger area than just in front of your computer, such as at a workbench, assembly line, large machinery, a pharmacy desk or even at a trade show? Such extra large standing mats fall into two categories: single-piece and puzzle-piece.
Single-piece mats are often the best deal if your area is small enough, but to go really large or to customize the fit to a specific irregular shape or even wall-to-wall [...]