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Thread: Gel Floor Mats, Recommendations anyone?

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    Gel Floor Mats, Recommendations anyone?

    I am having a lot of trouble standing on my hard floors to cut out fabrics, iron and work in my kitchen. I would love some recommendations of good quality floor mats that I can buy to use so I may work with less foot and knee pain.


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    Go to Harbor Freight and get the ones made for garages. They're heavy duty and not expensive.

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    I would like it to look nice too. How do they look? My sewing room is my family room so it can't look to much like a garage


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem View Post
    I would like it to look nice too. How do they look? My sewing room is my family room so it can't look to much like a garage
    They're just basic black. I think they're the same as the ones they make for play rooms but the ones for play rooms are going to cost more.

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    I've tried a few mats over the years but the best ones are the wellness mats.
    Look at http://www.wellnessmats.com/.

    Be careful about some of those mats...they can stain your floor.
    Some are made for industrial purposes...not for the house.

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    Another place you might look is in restaurant supply stores.

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    Good shoes make the difference for me. I rather spend the money on shoes than mats. I get more use out of the shoes, and I don't have to look at the ugly mats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    Good shoes make the difference for me. I rather spend the money on shoes than mats. I get more use out of the shoes, and I don't have to look at the ugly mats.
    I have been wearing the best shoes that my Podiatrist recommended for several years. It is not enough. After foot surgery and 4 knee surgeries, my shoes are a life saver but I need more to be able to stand much. I will probably get one for the kitchen as well because that has also been quite a pain, literally, to stand at the counter and chop and stove to cook.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I've tried a few mats over the years but the best ones are the wellness mats.
    Look at http://www.wellnessmats.com/.

    Be careful about some of those mats...they can stain your floor.
    Some are made for industrial purposes...not for the house.
    I am currently looking at the WellnessMats site to read their comments and check them out. Thank you!

    I have a high quality vinyl flooring that looks like real wood (fooled an appraiser) I don't want any staining but it would not show like a light colored vinyl floor might


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    I have a similar problem. I have had to learn to cut sitting down. It seems to be more work and harder on my shoulders, but my 2 bum knees and a bum ankle are pleased with me. DH bought me the sort of pad used in horses' stalls, but that was not enough for me.

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