Standing Floor Mats

What is the best standing mat on the market? I can’t honestly tell which one is the best but I can tell you about the one I have and absolutely love. It’s the VARIDESK ActiveMat.

Product: VARIDESK ActiveMat

Measurement: 35.5″ x 23.75″

My Rating: (4.5 out of 5)

VARIDESK ActiveMat, Product Overview

I have been blessed to have a VARIDESK at my home office. It helps me move more and stretch my legs often. I work for long hours sitting down as an engineer and then in the evenings as I build my website business. To make things worse, I have already had one light stroke and am at a higher risk of a second one if I don’t take care of myself.

Enter the standing Varidesk. The one thing I did not anticipate when I asked my company to provide one for me was the VARIDESK ActiveMatneed to have a floor mat. My Varidesk showed up at my house with an extra box and I quickly realized it was the Varidesk ActiveMat. I am thankful that one of the partners understood how important this was.

You need a floor mat when standing for long periods of time and my recommendation is for you to purchase the ActiveMat. The ActiveMat has wide raised side rails that help stretch your calves. Several types of muscles are engaged and this all helps to improve your health by improving blood flow.

The Varidesk ActiveMat supports the feet, knees and back.

I had the choice between a thicker pad without the raised side rails but I chose the ActiveMat with the raised side rails as I enjoy stretching my legs and moving around. You can see from the picture above that this mat actually encourages moving around and stretching. This isn’t just a company gimmick. I have had an ActiveMat for over four months now and I am constantly shifting my feet from the front to the right side and then to the left side.

I’m not sure why I shift my feet so much but I do and I feel much better after moving around more. I sit and stand many times throughout the day and it really helps me feel more awake and alert.

Here are What Some Customers are Saying About the ActiveMat

  • It has a nice wide middle if you wish to stand without stretching
  • Generous space
  • Great quality productVARIDESK ActiveMat with Dimensions
  • Nice wide lip around the edges
  • Can stand comfortably with feet shoulder width apart
  • The dimensions to the raised edges seems to be perfect
  • It’s great to have different options rather than standing on a flat surface only
  • I stand for 80% of the day now
  • The middle does not have as much cushion as I would like
  • This is bigger than I expected
  • The raised edges allow me to stretch my foot and leg muscles
  • I no longer have ankle or knee pains
  • I can stand for hours
  • Absolutely need the ActiveMat with the VARIDESK to make it possible to stand for long hours
  • Tremendous help with legs and ankles
  • Well constructed and rugged
  • I love the ability to stretch my calves while standing
  • I love this mat

Positives

  • Engage muscles in feet and legs
  • Unique design encourages movement
  • Non-slip bottom
  • Angled edges for stretching
  • Helps you burn more calories due to greater movement
  • Reduces muscle fatigue
  • Durable material
  • Improves mood and energy as you can change to many positions
  • It’s simple and easy to use
  • Affordable price

Negatives

  • It may be a little on the firm side
  • The middle does not have as much cushion as some others
  • You could trip on the edges if you leave your desk from the side

VARIDESK ActiveMat is a Must if You Like to StandSwollen feet

I always disliked sitting for 8 or more hours every day and in addition to that I noticed my feet starting to swell up. Since I purchased the PRODESK 60 the swelling in my feet have almost completely disappeared.

I love being able to switch positions often. It’s nice to sit once in a while and standing is much more enjoyable when I can use the raised edges on the ActiveMat to stretch and work different parts of my feet and legs.

This is the first and only standing mat I have owned but I have been really fortunate find one I love on the first try.

Standing is so important for those of us who sit for long hours and you need to seriously consider a standing/sitting option and when you decide to make that change, you need to consider the VARIDESK ActiveMat.

Get your VARIDESK ActiveMat delivered right to your door.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Please contact me by Email if you have any questions about the ActiveMat or leave a Comment Below.

 

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VARIDESK ActiveMat

9.7

Quality

10.0/10

Functionality

10.0/10

Support

9.0/10

Pros

  • Engages muscles in legs
  • Reduces muscle fatigue
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • A little on the firm side
  • May trip on the raised edges

10 thoughts on “Standing Floor Mats”

  1. This is an important part of a standing workstation, having a comfortable surface to stand on. I have an Ergotron sit-stand desk at work and have a decent mat to go with it, but I had to purchase it myself. I need to find out if my company will pay for a better mat. Afterall, they provided the sit-stand desk, and I think this is a vital accessory.

    I love standing or having the option to do so. I have a bad back, so I have to vary my posture throughout the day. Thanks for sharing this review, it seems like a solid product.

    Reply
    • It is a great product and I really enjoy stretching my calves on the sides and front. It’s interesting how much I shift and move around. I feel so much better when I do.

      I would like to try the VARIDESK “THE MAT 36” as it has more cushion in the middle. The only thing is it doesn’t have the raised edges that I really like.

      Reply
  2. Hey Rick ,
    I never thought about a standing pad before but I’ve definitely worked some tough jobs where I could have used one. So, just to be clear, does it actually relieve tension in your feet? I’m just trying to figure out how it differs from a regular mat or cushion.

    Reply
    • The VARIDESK ActiveMat has sloped sides so, from personal experience and not from what VARIDESK says, I find that I am constantly shifting my stance and stepping on different edges. The edges are flexible and you stretch and move so that you are not putting pressure in the same place all the time. The flat mats will only provide more cushion which is important for standing for long hours, but the raised edges makes you bend your knees, move from side to side, and I also step up and down on them at times. Sometimes your body weight is on the balls of your feet, sometimes on the heels and other times right in the middle. It actually feels great to be able to move around with the ActiveMat.

      Does that answer your question?

      Reply
    • Thank you Raymond. I have found through recent experience that this ActiveMat really makes a difference when standing a long time. You might buy a sit to stand desk but if your feet are aching because you don’t have the proper support, then you will find yourself sitting most of the time again.

      Reply
  3. Hello and thank you. Beings how I am constantly on my lap top I am usually sitting down. I often that about standing as it would be good for circulation. But I hadn’t thought about using a floor mat. But it seems like you have brought my attention to a very good one. I really appreciate the time you have taken to give all of this wonderful detail and sharing that it is your favorite.

    Reply
    • I’m glad I could help. I really like the ActiveMat a lot as I find I move my feet around constantly and I enjoy stretching my calves and pushing up on the sides. It make standing for long hours possible and it’s much better than sitting.

      Reply
      • Hi Rick.
        Yes you have provided me with some great information indeed. I am going to check into one hopefully this month. I am one of those who do a lot of sitting and standing option with less pain would be great. Thank you again.

        Reply
        • You are so welcome Melissa. Please stop back by after you purchase one and let me know how much of a difference it makes for you.

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