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    Comfort on concrete floor

    Hi, I am working on reworking my sewing area, have some photos will send soon but want to know what others are doing to make the floor more comfortable to stand on for long periods of time or even short. My floor is concrete with indoor/outdoor carpet and the foam pads you get at Harbor Freight. It is not fun standing on for long time. I have looked at the gel pads but they are priced at about $100. Yikes. Any suggestions? thanks.

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    I bought an anti fatigue mat from Menards for around $25. It is longer than my ironing board so it sits in front if it. I also got an anti fatigue mat at Meijer (like the kind that you put in front of your sink in the kitchen) for $9 on clearance. It sits in front of my cutting table. I make a point of not standing anywhere in my room for any period of time unless I am standing on one of these mats. It really made a difference in my poor old arthritic knees!

    this is like the one I got but cheaper. http://www.menards.com/main/flooring...141-c-6527.htm
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    I think before tackling the floor issue I would invest In a good pair of Crocs. Not the new versions Crocs but the clunky, ugly ones with the great cushioning. My Crocs are the first thing I put on my feet in the morning and the last thing I take off at bedtime. If I leave the house, I put on my loafers as I don't like to be seen in public with my Crocs on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think before tackling the floor issue I would invest In a good pair of Crocs. Not the new versions Crocs but the clunky, ugly ones with the great cushioning. My Crocs are the first thing I put on my feet in the morning and the last thing I take off at bedtime. If I leave the house, I put on my loafers as I don't like to be seen in public with my Crocs on.

    Oh yeah! I have 2 pair of crocks that I wear around the house all the time! I can't go barefooted at all, even on carpet because of my knees. It's even extra cushion when I am standing on my mats!
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    This works and I know it sounds crazy but it you change out your shoes through out the day. I have shoes that have a wedge (approx. 2" high in back and 1/2-3/4 in front). I worked in salons with concrete floors for over 35 years from 10-12 hours+ 5 days a week and on the deceased in between. Changing shoes throughout the day makes a difference takes pressure off the feet from being in one position on consistent basis. The flat ones like ballerina slippers are the worst. I never stand in my barefeet for a long period of time. If you do sit down for a few minutes and can put your feet up for at least 10-15 minutes every couple hours do that. Those thong sandals (flip flops(?)are as bad as the ballerina slippers.

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    check on line for a company called U-LINE they have lots of choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think before tackling the floor issue I would invest In a good pair of Crocs. Not the new versions Crocs but the clunky, ugly ones with the great cushioning. My Crocs are the first thing I put on my feet in the morning and the last thing I take off at bedtime. If I leave the house, I put on my loafers as I don't like to be seen in public with my Crocs on.
    I live in my Crocs...I finally have a new knee and those are the only shoes I use. Other knee is a pain, too...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    I bought anti-fatigue mats from Kohls. The large are about $100 but I got them when they were on sale and then I had my 30% off coupon. They are by the rugs. They are nice and thick and I love how they feel to stand on since my floor is concrete under the carpet and padding. I also use them in my kitchen.
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    My kitchen floor is tile over concrete, and I invested in a Gel Pro mat for in front of the sink. Got it at Bed Bath and Beyond with a coupon that helped defray the $100 cost. It's a couple years old and holding up like new. Worth every penny!

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    I use 2 layers of carpet pad with a long runner on top. That really helps with my back. I also raised my machine so I could stand up straighter while quilting. A good pair of shoes makes a lot of difference also.

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