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Types of anti-fatigue mats include long, narrow strips, puzzle piece shapes, honeycomb and carpeted versions. Find various anti-fatigue mats to use in the office, at home or outdoors with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on garden... View Video Transcript
Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen. And in this segment we're going to talk about the different types of anti fatigue mats. Now anti fatigue mats is generally just a rubber or PVC based or sponge based cover that goes over the cement or the ground where you're working. And it gives you lots of added protection so your knees and your back don't hurt as much. And they're really a good investment because they save you lots of money and time, and liability because you don't have to worry about your employees getting hurt or being sore so they have higher productivity. And then it's also protecting the ground underneath. And when you're deciding which variety to use, there's so many different types of anti fatigue mats. And I use them for garden shows because we're running, we're on cement floors. And we only use five by ten foot strips. And then just roll them up and we take them from garden show to garden show. And that works really well if you're just using them in garden shows or in a situation where you have to move them. If you're in an area where you can just leave them for a long period of time then you can buy longer bigger pieces or you can buy the puzzle pieces. If it's an area that changes shape there's called honeycomb varieties too and they have holes in them. And so it's just a little square with lots of holes. And if used a lot of water, rain water; you work in an espresso stand the honeycomb varieties are the best. Because you want to stand above the liquid. Because you don't want it to get wet over the plastic because if it gets wet you will slip because it makes it really slick. And then there's different types that have carpet and on top and every color imaginable. And those are great for an office or somewhere where it's; you want it to look a little better. So you can have the actual carpet with the anti fatigue mat underneath. And you can clean it just like any other carpet and it'll stay really nice. So whether you're using the interlocking or the honeycomb or the carpet or just the straight plastic pieces of anti fatigue mat, they all work really well and they're such a benefit to have because your legs, your knees and your back will thank you.