What is the difference between Anti-fatigue foam, gel, and rubber mats?
Shopping for an anti-fatigue mat can often be a daunting task. Consumers are faced with a variety of companies offering a multitude of so-called “anti-fatigue” products. Anti-fatigue products are generally made from three different material choices: foam, gel and rubber mats.
“Ultimately, it comes down to whether consumers want to invest in a piece of foam, a piece of gel or anti-fatigue technology,” says Al Shelley, Marketing Director at SATECH, Inc.
Foam mats compress and become harder, and gel is so soft that it squishes out of the way. Consumers find that SmartCells anti-fatigue rubber mats provide the perfect combination of ample cushioning, stability and density.
The unique SmartCells® cushioning technology consists of a rubber surface layer integrated with an underlying array of cylindrical rubber cells that soften in response to surface pressure to provide maximum fatigue relief. The SmartCells act like springs that cushion as weight is applied and then rebound when the weight shifts, which returns energy and reduces fatigue associated with standing.
SATECH’s renowned line of SmartCells Anti-fatigue products includes a large variety of rubber mats, custom flooring, and runners and is trusted by leading companies who take employee safety and comfort seriously such as: Disney, Amazon and Boeing.
SATECH’s anti-fatigue rubber mats are built with industrial quality and combine features such as beveled edges and stability with style and elegance that blends perfectly in any room in the house. The SmartCells line anti-fatigue rubber mats come with an industry-leading 8-year warranty and are available in three different surface options (smooth, basket weave and carpet top) as well as three colors (Black, gray and light brown) and three sizes (2X3, 3X5 and 24X68).
It’s not how the mat feels, it’s how you feel.