Treat Your Feet
Anti-fatigue mats are an affordable cure for concrete floors
Synopsis: Spending all day on a concrete workshop floor is punishing to your back, legs, and feet. Some woodworkers solve this problem by installing a new shop floor with a more resilient surface. But when that’s not an option, anti-fatigue mats come in very handy. We took a look at the common mats that are available and found out which ones work best in the woodshop. If you’re suffering from hard-floor fatigue and working within a budget, these mats are the solution you need.
Any woodworker who spends long afternoons on a concrete floor in the basement or garage knows there is a physical price to pay for enjoying one’s hobby. Research confirms that standing on a hard floor for hours at a time will leave you with achy feet, legs, and back. Concrete is a punishing surface.
The solution is to put something more forgiving between…