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Gel Floor Mats, Recommendations anyone?

Old 07-23-2013, 09:19 AM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 09:28 AM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 09:39 AM
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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
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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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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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
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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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