When you work at a height adjustable desk and have been standing for some time muscles often begin to tire. This is particularly true when you first start to work both sitting and standing because underused muscle tend to flag quite quickly. Using something like a Rhino anti fatigue mat helps to cushion the harsh connection between body and floor making working standing up more comfortable.
Let’s take a look how they help.
Who are they for?
Pretty much anyone who works at a sit stand workstation can benefit from using a Rhino anti fatigue mat.
Although offices don’t have cold concrete floors they can still be quite firm to stand on for extended periods. Carpet tiles lack the sponginess of a thick underlay as do vinyl and wooden flooring finishes.
The great thing with a Rhino mat is that provides a cushioning surface helping to improve the connection between the floor and you feet.
So if you suffer with sore feet or strain on your calf muscles these mats will help reduce the pressure.
Here’s how they can help.
How do they work?
There is a wide selection of different types of Rhino mat however each follows a similar construction.
At the core of all the mats is an extremely durable closed-cell polymeric sponge base. And it’s this high quality foam that gives the mats their comfortable springiness.
Depending on which mat you choose there is a range of thicknesses including 1/2”, 5/8”, 7/8” and 1 inch and the thicker mats provide the most cushioning.
All mats have bevelled outer faces all round so you shouldn’t find yourself tripping on the edges.
They are all fully bonded in the finish they come in so are easy to maintain and keep clean.
When you want to sit just push the mat under you desk. And if you want to use the mat elsewhere it can easily be lifted up and placed wherever you choose to use it.
Let’s move on to the types, sizes and finishes available.
Product range and technical details
In all there are 5 different ranges of Rhino anti fatigue mat, here’s what’s available:
So named because the underside has a non-skid surface finished with pyramid shaped cells.
Available in 2 sizes, 2 feet by 3 feet or 3 feet by 5 feet, and either 1/2” or 7/8” thick.
There is a wide choice of 12 different colors, so it should be easy to find one to match your office.
Rhino Marbleized Tile Top Mat
Designed to mimic lino floor tiles, there is a choice of 4 sizes in either 1/2” or 7/8” thick, these include:
1 foot 6 inches x 2 feet 6 inches
1 foot 6 inches x 4 feet
2 feet x 3 feet
3 feet x 5 feet
Rhino Soft Woods Mat
This mat is ideal if you’re looking for a wood finish, although there are only 2 finishes – Walnut and Wild Cherry. It’s available in 2 sizes, 2 feet by 3 feet or 3 feet by 5 feet, in either 1/2” or 7/8” thick.
Rhino Mat Hide
Intended to look like a leather finish it is also extremely durable resisting heel or cart damage. Available in 2 sizes, 2 feet by 3 feet or 3 feet by 5 feet, and either 1/2” or 7/8” thick. There is a choice of 6 different leather look finishes.
Rhino Tuff Plush Mat
The finish on his mat looks a bit like carpet. It comes in 2 sizes 2 feet 10 inches by 3 feet and 2 feet 10 inches by 5 feet with both available in 1/2” or 1 inch thick mats. There is a choice of 9 different colors.
The Rhino anti fatigue mat range offers a sensible choice of sizes which should work well for users of height adjustable desks or standing desks. It’s also possible to get custom sizes in case one of the standard ones isn’t suitable.
Mats are easy to lift and place anywhere you may need to stand to work for extended periods. Rhino mats are offered in a broad range of colors. However the wood effect mats are limited to just 2 finishes so some may end up have to choose from one of the colored ranges if your furniture finish is other than Walnut or Cherry.
Recent user feedback
“I’m glad I decided to get one of these with my standing desk. My office has very thin carpet, and having something padded to stand on makes a big difference in how long I’m able to stand during the day.”
Where to buy online
Here’s where you can buy at great prices which include free ground shipping and 30 day return period.