Standing mats are typically associated with the workplace. They can be found at retail store checkout counters, security booths, offices, assembly lines, lunch or coffee shop counters, and anywhere else that requires employees to stand for any length of time. Commercial grade mats are available in all sizes and many colors. Places that utilize mats on a grand scale tend to order gray ones because they blend in with concrete. They are also more cost-effective, depending on the manufacturer or supplier. The color does not affect the quality, but may affect the look of the store or office. A brown standing mat in an office to match the desks will help present a professional appearance.
Colors can also enhance the benefits of the mats in terms of employee perception and attitude. Standing on a blue or green mat for a shift will help employees feel more alert and energized, compared to dull and utilitarian mats. A color contrast can also increase safety. High-quality mats have beveled edges to prevent tripping, and keep mats in place. A color that stands out from the rest of the flooring will add to the safety measures by making mats more visible. A coffee shop with tan floors, for example, will look sharp with brown mats, and employees will be able to see them easily. That will also encourage employees to utilize mats as much as possible.
Colored mats can also be used extensively in the home. Standing by the counter to prepare food after a long day at work can be exhausting. Placing a mat there will make the task go by faster and feel less like a chore. Matching the mat with the colors in the kitchen adds to the personality and style of the room. Mats are excellent additions to home offices, work benches, craft rooms, and laundry rooms. The cost-effectiveness of mats means they can be utilized in the home for comfort. They will also ease sore muscles, keep feet from getting tired, and allow working people to relax better and get more enjoyment out of daily essential tasks. Look around the house to determine where a mat will provide the most benefit and try one to see how much of a difference there is in overall comfort.