Not sure if this belongs in a “Review” or “Blog” heading so I’ll place it here. Fatigue mats, you don’t think about them much unless you stand on a hard floor all day (and even then you probably think about them). I purchased a fatigue mat from our beloved Rockler a couple of years ago and loved it. It was sent to me rolled up and took about a year before it would lay flat. Still, working in front of my lath for hours at a time I found that it was a GREAT addition to my shop.
Well, the other day I got a hair brained idea that a childs play area mat might work as well. So, I looked on craigslist and found one for $20. The childs play area mat is 36 sq ft of 5/8” thick foam that is a little softer then the Rockler mat (6 sq ft). Another plus for the childs mat is that it can be assembled into just about shape you would want (12” X 12” squares). To stand on for hours at a time, this mat is very good (and much cheaper).
Just an idea, thought, tip, suggestion or an “Oh by the way”. I just thought that someone else MIGHT find this as a usefull suggestion.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington