What are anti-fatigue mats? (29 characters)

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Anti-fatigue mats provide cushioning for workers who stand for long periods, reducing muscle tension and fatigue. They can improve safety, productivity, and morale, and come in various sizes and materials with added features for specific environments. They can also be aesthetically pleasing and customized with company logos.

In many manufacturing and industrial environments, different types of floor mats are used to increase employee safety. Examples are non-slip mats that prevent people from slipping or presence-sensitive mats that prevent workers from coming into contact with dangerous machinery. However, there are also special mats, called anti-fatigue, which have the purpose of making the worker more comfortable when he has to stand for many consecutive hours. Anti-fatigue mats provide extra cushioning not only for comfort, but also to improve circulation and absorb shock, helping to reduce muscle tension, aches and overall fatigue.

Standing on a hard surface for long periods of time can create more stress in the workplace and cause poor concentration and severe fatigue. Since fatigue and its related problems are factors in occupational accidents and injuries, anti-fatigue mats can actually make the overall environment safer, as well as improve worker performance, productivity, health and morale.

Made of treated vinyl or vinyl rubber, foam, or sponge, most anti-fatigue mats are less than an inch thick (less than 25.4 millimeters) and have a non-slip surface. They are usually non-flammable and most have bevelled edges to prevent trips and falls. Anti-fatigue mats can also be specially treated to resist moisture, chemicals, grease and other elements and are available in a variety of sizes. If the exact size you need isn’t available, most anti-fatigue mats can be easily cut to fit the space.

Anti-fatigue mats are available with special features for added protection, depending on the environment in which they will be used. Anti-static construction to prevent electric shock, spark repelling mats for use by welders, and antimicrobial mats for clinics, dental offices, and hospitals are all examples of industry-specific construction anti-fatigue mats. There are also low voltage heated anti-fatigue mats for colder environments.

Anti-fatigue mats are functional, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be attractive too. Many come in different styles, depending on their surroundings, and include special designs and colors to make them more aesthetically pleasing. These mats can be used in shops, restaurants and salons as well as industrial or manufacturing environments. Special orders may also include company colors and company logo. There is something available for almost any environment.

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