The 10 Best Kitchen Floor Mats

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you spend a lot of time on your feet in the kitchen, you've probably experienced some back and leg discomfort from all that standing. One of these kitchen anti-fatigue mats can help to make long periods of prepping and cleanup more enjoyable and productive, and provide a washable surface that protects bare soles from the cold floor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Kangaroo Premium Comfort

2. WellnessMats Anti-Fatigue

3. Lifewit Runner

Editor's Notes

September 17, 2019:

As many an avid home cook knows, the right kitchen floor mat can make your time doing prep-work, cooking, and cleanup easier on the joints and muscles. They come in budget-friendly, light-duty designs to keep your feet comfortable when you’re standing on a hard kitchen floor. Or, for a bit more money, you can get a highly cushioned model with a grippy bottom. These anti-fatigue selections can also be used as a standing desk mat or for those who are on their feet all day working in kitchens or behind counters.

Joining our list in today’s update is the Sky Solutions Comfort, which features commercial-grade thickness and stability to ensure foot and knee comfort that will help you stand for hours. Its safe, beveled edges are made to prevent tripping as you’re stepping on or off of it. It comes in an array of color choices (including solids and patterns), so you’re sure to find the right one for your home or office. And, you can buy it with confidence, thanks to its lifetime warranty. Be aware it may take some airing-out, as it can arrive with a strong odor.

Another new addition is the Oversized Chef Series, which comes in an array of rustic print choices, so the hardest part might just be deciding which one to get. You’ll choose from among designs featuring French chefs, steaming cups of espresso, bottles of wine, and more. It’ll cushion your feet well, and its PVC surface is easy to spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Just note that too rigorous of scrubbing can cause the colors to fade.

Leaving the list today, due to availability issues, are the Reidea Comfort and the Tenby Living Premium.

Special Honors

Williams Sonoma WellnessMat Whether you’re doing the dishes or folding laundry, this comfortable mat can cradle your feet with a cushioned layer of support. Its polyurethane build creates a layer of cushioning with shock-absorption and consistent bounce-back. It’s not only great for use at home, but also for use by those who stand for lengthy periods at hotels, airports, and restaurant kitchens.

Della Sienna Cotton Flat Weave Rug Available exclusively from Crate & Barrel, this handmade, reversible selection weaves cotton fabric into a windowpane design that’s reminiscent of mid-century textiles. It features neatly stitched edges and a rustic weave that will look great in any kitchen, bathroom, or utility room. It’s available in three sizes and an assortment of colors.

4. UberChef Premium

5. Smart Step Home Collection

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6. Gorilla Grip Original

7. Sky Solutions Comfort

8. HollyHome Foot Massage

9. Oversized Chef Series

10. Smartcatcher Anti-Fatigue

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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