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The Best Standing-Desk Mats on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best standing desks, laptop stations, and under-desk ellipticals and cycles, here we’re zeroing on the best mats for standing desks on Amazon to keep your feet comfortable. For more on how to make the best of your office set up, check out
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Best flat standing-desk mats

Sky Solutions Comfort Anti-Fatigue Mat Kitchen Rug

“This is the most awesome thing ever!! I finally got a standing desk at work and after sitting at my desk for 17 years, I knew the transition might be tough on my feet and knees. I wisely ordered this in advance so it was ready to go as soon as my new desk was set up. All I can say, is Wow! No aches, no pains, I feel wonderful, and it’s all because of this amazing, fantastic floor mat. I would definitely tell anyone who is looking for something to take the sting out of standing to BUY THIS MAT!!”

Royal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat

“Do you do a lot of dishes? Do you have a job that requires you to stand a lot? Do you like to cook delicious, but time-consuming recipes? Do you have a standing work desk at home? Do you fold a lot of laundry? Do you spend a lot of time each week fixing your hair or makeup? If you said ‘yes’ to ANY of these questions, BUY THIS MAT. It’s one of the best purchases we ever made. In fact, we love it so much, we bought three of them and bought one as a gift for my mother, who is in the kitchen a lot. The mat is VERY comfortable to stand on. Yes, it’s expensive … but it’s HIGH quality. We tried buying a cheaper one before getting this, and we got what we paid for. Buy this mat.”

NewLife by GelPro Anti-Fatigue Designer Comfort Kitchen Floor Mat

“I’ve never stood on a cloud but this mat feels just like what I suppose that would feel like. The pressure you feel in your feet, ankles, knees and hips is gone; it’s not there at all. Instead, this mat is a THICK cushion, the gel center is firm but giving in a way that supports balance and proper posture. It is literally a feeling of relief that is strange at first because you’ve never experienced it. But once you do, you’ll want more mats in the places you have to stand on a regular basis. We now have mats in front of sinks, countertops where we regularly work, and are switching all computers over to standing desks for our health and the fact we like it so much better than sitting on our butts all day. This is worth the money. Pay now or pay a chiropractor (or worse) if you sit on your ass all day, most days.”

Casa Pura Anti-Fatigue Mat

“I was pleasantly surprised at how heavy and thick this mat was as I took it out of the box. Because I use a standing office desk, I needed something more than just insoles to cushion my feet. So far this anti-fatigue mat has held up true to its name! I used to work as a cashier, and this mat is much better than any mat I have ever stood on while working before. Although there is a tiny imprint after I step off, within seconds the material is back to normal. I also appreciate the anti-slip backing and surface, because I can foresee using it in my kitchen during hectic holiday preparations. Overall, I received a much better product than I paid for.”

AmazonBasics Premium Anti-Fatigue Standing Comfort Mat for Home and Office

“This mat has saved my back. I recently purchased a standing desk so I am on my feet now for the majority of my day. At the end of the day my back used to be incredibly sore. After purchasing this mat, I come home and have no back pain whatsoever.”

Gorilla Grip Original Premium Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat

“I recently transitioned to a standing desk and my feet were killing me but this thing has saved me some pain! My employer won’t cover this kind of gear at work so I was looking for something affordable yet durable and comfortable — this mat really hit all of those points perfectly. If you do a lot of standing at work, I would recommend this product. I am considering getting one to use as a kitchen mat as well.”

Standing Logic Anti-Fatigue Non-Slip Mat

“I’ve used several different types of these mats through the years and I have to say this is the best. I deal with a great deal of pain in my feet, legs, and back. I stand most of the day in an ICU for pets. I took this in to work and know all my co-workers want more of them! It doesn’t move on our floors, and has held up well to vomit, diarrhea, urine, and dog toenails. The most comfortable mat I’ve ever had.”

Amcomfy Original Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat

“I use this with my standing desk in my home office. I am at my desk nine-plus hours a day (telecommuter), on wood floors, and I’m six months pregnant … meaning I’m really stress-testing this thing! It helps so much. I am able to stay in my bare feet or socks all day on this mat and not have significant foot, knee, or back pain. I can stand for two-plus hours at a time before taking sit breaks (used to be a lot more frequent). Plus it looks really nice! It does show dirt (I have two dogs that shed) but it sweeps up easily. Very happy I spent the cash to get this mat.”

iPrimio Extra-Soft One-Inch Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat

“Due to some back problems, I converted my desk into a stand-up desk. I work ten-hour days and after a few days of working at my new desk, I knew I had to get some kind of padding to stand on. I wanted a mat that was durable and thick, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. I got this mat just last week, but what a difference! It’s a great cushion and very durable. I really like the tapered edges so you aren’t tripping over it and it stays flat. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is standing for any length of time. Protect your back and your feet and be comfortable!”

ComfiLife Anti Fatigue Floor Mat

“This is heaven under my feet. I was recently diagnosed with bursitis in my heel, a very painful condition, and it kept me from using my standing desk at work because it felt like a hot poker was being stuck up through my heel. I did have an injection in my foot to calm it, but an anti-fatigue mat was recommended to help keep flare-ups to a minimum. This shipped flat, not folded causing a permanent crease, and it is amazing!! Highly recommend for use at a standing desk, whether you have existing foot problems or not.”

Best ergonomic standing-desk mats

Topo by Ergodriven: The Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat with Calculated Terrain

“Incredible mat; I’d call it almost mandatory for any serious long-term standing desk user. Due to multiple herniated discs in my lower back I could no longer sit in a desk chair. I had to shift to ‘100% standing’ overnight, rather than try to phase it in over time or do a Variable workstation. This mat is a godsend. I use all the terrain to keep my legs moving and I am now pain free and standing nine hours a day at my desk. If you are simply standing at your desk, you can develop the same issues as those who sit, the key is movement — and this mat encourages it. I also take time-outs to do stretches and other exercises at various points during the day. I have never felt better (and my back is a mess!).”

Butterfly Ergonomic Non-Flat Anti-Fatigue Standing-Desk Mat

“This mat is really amazing! From the moment I stepped on it, I felt the fatigue drain from my body and had better body alignment than I had just moments before. I love the various ways of massaging my feet with its raised bumps. The beveled edges help give the foot and ankle a bit of movement/stretching. The mat itself is very comfortable to the sensitive skin of the feet, and perfect for comfortable temperature, too. The size is perfect for adjusting the body in all the ways you may need to move and reach while doing work at your work station. I wasn’t sure if this would really be a worthwhile buy but decided to give it a try as I have back, shoulder and neck issues after standing only on the floor. From my first use, I’ve been very impressed with the functionality, comfort, and design of this product. I definitely recommend it.”

CubeFit TerraMat Ergonomic Standing-Desk Mat

“Bought an adjustable desk for work from home to avoid sitting, but found my legs and back ached after a short time standing. I have had this mat for three weeks and my legs and back feel so much better! The massage balls feel fantastic, the ability to stretch the calves is paramount to being able to stand longer periods, and the ability to alternate positions and stretch your leg muscles while standing is priceless. Highly satisfied with my purchase and highly recommended!”

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The Best Standing-Desk Mats on Amazon