Different Types of Anti-Fatigue Matting

A black rubber anti-fatigue mat against a white background in Asheville.

If you spend a lot of time on your feet at work, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with back, knee, or joint pain. Standing for long periods of time can lead to unwanted pain and discomfort. The simple act of standing is enough to put most people’s joints, muscles, and bones into overdrive. If you want to avoid this type of pain and maintain peak performance and efficiency at work, you should consider anti-fatigue matting.  

If you are looking for anti-fatigue matting for your warehouse, Indoff Inc. has you covered. Contact us online or call (828) 483-6402 to learn more about our products and vendors.

What is Anti-Fatigue Matting 

Anti-fatigue matting is mats you can stand on designed to reduce fatigue. These mats are soft, plush, and usually made of a rubber or polyurethane-like material. Standing on hard surfaces all day can lead to unwanted pain, forcing you to take more rest breaks, thereby reducing productivity.

Different Types of Anti-Fatigue Matting 

Because not all work environments are the same and everyone has different needs, there are dozens of different types of anti-fatigue matting. However, three basic things distinguish one type of matting from another – thickness, construction, and potential applications. 

Based on Thickness 

The first major difference between anti-fatigue mats is the thickness of the mat. The thickness will determine how much cushion and give your mat has. In general, the thicker the mat, the more comfortable it will be, but it will also be more expensive. The average anti-fatigue mats range from ½ to 1″ thick. 

Based on Construction 

The material used to construct your anti-fatigue mat will affect how comfortable and durable it is. Most anti-fatigue mats consist of one of the following materials. 

  • Rubber 

Rubber is one of the most common options for anti-fatigue matting. Rubber is a good option if you need anti-fatigue matting in an industrial setting where there’s the possibility of gas, oil, and similar spills. 

  • PVC 

When you’re more worried about comfort and maintaining physical well-being, PVC and vinyl are the best options for anti-fatigue matting. PVC and vinyl are very slip-resistant and durable but don’t take away from the plush comfort of an anti-fatigue mat. 

  • Polyurethane 

Finally, you also have the option of polyurethane fatigue matting. Polyurethane is often thought of as the most plush and comfortable option, but it’s also the least durable one. 

Regardless of the surface material of your anti-fatigue matting, the bottom of the mat should consist of soft foam. It’s this soft, closed-cell foam that will provide the most comfort. 

Based on Application 

Typically, you will choose your anti-fatigue matting material based on how and where you plan to use the mat. In office settings, polyurethane, PVC, and vinyl are the best options. PVC, vinyl, and rubber are the best options in industrial or warehouse settings. Contact us to determine which mat is right for you based on these factors! 

The 3 Best Types of Anti-Fatigue Matting 

Diamond Foot 

Diamond Foot matting from Indoff is one of the best all-around anti-fatigue options. This matting is perfect for any workspace at just over ½” thick and consists of a Diamond-style vinyl surface with a closed-cell foam center. 


If you want to take the Diamond Foot matting a step further in terms of comfort, the Supreme Diamond Foot mat is the way to go. Slightly thicker at 11/16,” this matting will provide optimal comfort and durability. 


Finally, you can choose the Ultimate Diamond Foot mat, one of the most comfortable anti-fatigue mats on the market. At 15/16″ thick and with a PVC surface, you won’t find a more comfortable and ergonomic anti-fatigue mat. 

Additionally, each mat is available in small rug sizes or rolls of up to 75′ long! 

Who to Contact

If you think anti-fatigue matting is perfect for you or your employees, we are here to help. We’re a leading nationwide supplier of dozens of anti-fatigue mats and rolls, and we can help you choose the best option for your workplace. Contact us online or call (828) 483-6402 today!

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