Choosing the best anti-fatigue mat for your workplace

Thousands of employees in the UK alone spend their entire working day standing up. Although standing while working can provide health benefits, staying on your feet for a prolonged amount of time each day can begin to cause a number of issues and even lead to health concerns. Anti-fatigue mats can help to combat this.

Why anti-fatigue mats?

Standing in a static position for prolonged amounts of time can painful and uncomfortable, even in the short-term. In the long-term, it can have a serious effect on your worker’s health. Standing for long periods can lead to pain in the feet, legs, back and neck, as well as cause tiredness and fatigue which, in turn, leads to lack of productivity and motivation. It can also cause health conditions associated with Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) which can lead to time off work for your workers.

Anti-fatigue mats provide a barrier between your worker's feet and hard floor surfaces. The cushioned surface provides support and comfort to the feet while, at the same time, encouraging healthy blood circulation and combating fatigue.

What are musculoskeletal disorders?

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries or conditions that affect the movement of the human body.

They can have an effect on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even bones and joints. From the neck down, MSDs can affect any part of the body, with common problems ranging from pain and inflammation to pins and needles, muscle spasms and weakness.

Which anti-fatigue matting Is best for my workplace?

Depending on your workplace environment, some anti-fatigue mats may be better than suited than others. Factors to consider when choosing anti-fatigue matting are:


If your work environment dry? Or is it prone to liquid spillages? These are important factors to consider when choosing a mat, as some are only suited to dry environments while others will perform well in both.

Surface type and slip-resistance

If your work environment dry? Or is it prone to liquid spillages? These are important factors to consider when choosing a mat, as some are only suited to dry environments while others will perform well in both.

If your work environment is prone to spillages a slip-resistant mats can provide benefits that don't just involve combating fatigue. They can also help to provide safety to your workers.

Size and shape

Does your workplace have small workstations that require individual mats? Or does your workplace have production lines, requiring longer rolls of anti-fatigue matting? Is your work area on the larger side or unusually shaped? Anti-fatigue matting is available in a number of lengths and sizes, from small mats to interlocking tiles to rolls.

Why buy from ESE Direct?

ESE Direct is a customer-centric business, meaning that your satisfaction of the upmost importance. We do more than just sell anti-fatigue mats at ESE Direct, we aim to help you select the perfect anti-fatigue matting for your specific workplace.

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