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Topic # 201361 15-Aug-2016 15:43
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I am moving to a sit / stand electric desk at work for the positive health benefits. I won't be standing all the time, but when I do I need a good floor mat as the floor is bare concrete.

 

There are a few reviews on-line, e.g. http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-standing-desk-mat/ but are there any good floor mats available in locally in NZ? Any good / bad experiences?

 

 


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  Reply # 1612033 15-Aug-2016 15:49
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I found they were a PITA, as they get in the way of your chair when you're sitting, so you have to keep moving them around, or rolling your chair over them.

 

I found myself a pair of decent work shoes with very comfy spongey soles, so my floor mat goes with me wherever I walk.

 

 

 

ETA - Office max has a range of mats, including some jigsaw ones so you can construct it to the size you require.


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  Reply # 1612044 15-Aug-2016 16:14
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Roll up yoga mat?


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  Reply # 1612068 15-Aug-2016 17:02
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I wear a good pair of boots in winter. In summer I work barefoot on a rolled up yoga mat. The great thing about the yoga mat is I also use it for stretching and exercising during the day. 





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  Reply # 1614458 19-Aug-2016 16:44
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I use one of these and find it great. I just push it forward under my desk when needing to sit (about 2 hours a week)

https://www.officemax.co.nz/Furniture/Furniture-Accessories/Chairmats/Energise-Anti-Fatigue-Stand-Up-Desk-Mat-810mm-x-560mm-Granite-2691310

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  Reply # 1614714 20-Aug-2016 08:11
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I have one of these

 

 

 

http://ergodriven.com/topo/

 

 

 

can vouch for how comfortable and good it is to stand on




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  Reply # 1615587 22-Aug-2016 10:58
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Thanks for the recommendations. I ordered one of the Officemax options, because we have an account there and it seemed the most simple way. However, I do like the concept of the Topo mat, so I might get one of those to try too.




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  Reply # 1662326 1-Nov-2016 21:57
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Thought I should post an update of what I did:

 


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  Reply # 1662387 2-Nov-2016 01:00
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nathan:

 

I have one of these

 

 http://ergodriven.com/topo/

 

 can vouch for how comfortable and good it is to stand on

 

 

That looks amazing. Expensive rubber, but they have thought out their product pretty good I think.

 

I am no expert, but it seems to me like static sitting and standing is the worst for your body, so having something to stand on that allows for many different positions is good.





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