GelPro Plush Gel Filled Comfort Floor Mats Review

GelPro Plush Gel Filled Comfort Floor Mats

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I spend a lot of time in my kitchen… on my feet, at the counter, chopping and prepping vegetables, cooking meals, decorating baked goodies (cakes, cupcakes, cookies)etc. You know the drill, and you (probably) know the feet, leg and back pain associated with standing in one spot for a long time. This time of year is especially hard on my body with the added load of holiday baking.

GelPro has a solution for us that is not only extremely soothing and comfortable, but is aesthetically pleasing as well.

Constructed with a 100% revolutionary gel core, GelPro floor mats are ergonomically designed to provide supreme comfort to your feet, legs and lower back while standing for extended periods of time on hard flooring. Experience the difference a GelPro mat makes in your home today.

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I was sent a GelPro Plush in woven teak to try for myself. I’ve seen hair stylist, retail clerks, chefs and the like using padded mats to stand on and I had wondered if they really would be beneficial.

As you can see from the photo above, the mat compliments my woodwork nicely. The 20”x36” size isn’t overwhelming, but large enough to span two cabinets (leaving room for a helper if wanted). The photo below shows the woven pattern in detail. To be honest, I was a bit surprised when it arrived that it wasn’t a “real” woven fiber because it looks textured and detailed. After thinking about it a bit, I realized that would be silly because then it would be difficult to wipe clean.

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Woven has the appearance of natural grass fibers woven together to create an earthy, textured pattern. Teak is a medium, reddish brown textured with subtle tones of darker brown reminiscent of brown sugar. This warm, inviting color will coordinate well with most flooring and cabinetry in both contemporary or casual spaces.

I spent the afternoon on the mat yesterday chopping up piles of vegetables for soup/dinner. I noticed how I didn’t have to shift my weight as much, or arch my back to compensate for standing in one place too long. When I’d step off the mat to grab something it was an immediate shock to my feet and I let out a subtle “ahh” when I got back to the mat. My husband came over to ask me something and stepped on the mat also… he didn’t want to step off. He had sore feet from running 12 miles the previous day and 10 that day and mentioned that someone should make shoes with this thick gel material in the soles.

When you think about it, people spend a lot of time in their home standing on hard surfaces that were not designed with comfort in mind. Standing for an extended period of time – while cooking, doing loads of laundry and other activities – causes stress to your whole body, especially in your feet, joints and lower back. While standing, your leg muscles are in a constant state of flexion, which reduces blood and oxygen flow throughout your body causing fatigue. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 46 million Americans suffer from arthritis and Newsweek magazine has reported that 65 million Americans experience back pain.

These mats are an investment, but I would definitely purchase one for someone that spends a ton of time in the kitchen on their feet. The gel supports but gives at the same time… it actually feels like it gives you a little spring to your step. They are pleasing to the eye and instant relief to the feet and back.

 

BUY IT:

You can purchase GelPro Plush in 20” x 36” for $119.95

Christmas Ordering Info:

Order by Midnight TONIGHT, December 20th to receive one of the Quick Ship Mats in time for Christmas!   (Link: http://www.gelpro.com/page/quick_ship )

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TWO lucky readers are going to win a GelPro Mat! (this is a shared Rafflecopter on all five blogs… two winners will be chosen)

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on January 10, 2012.

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Comments

  1. victoria lester says:

    I need a GelPro Mat because my feet get cold while doing the dishes in my kitchen and I’d love the feel on my feet.
    momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

  2. Adeela says:

    wow .. i like it

  3. Andrea D. says:

    I like the Basket Weave Truffle.

  4. Maureen E says:

    My mom would absolutely love this. She has been a checker for over 40yrs and they don’t have mats! She could really use some comfort while working. Fingers crossed! Thanks so the giveaway!

  5. I like the weave pattern in brown. It would go good in my kitchen. I would have this at the stove and by the kitchen sink.

  6. bill elliott says:

    This would be great for my wife. She has a hard time standing on hard surfaces with her feet from diabeties

  7. lisa l says:

    These mats are a necessity!

  8. Angie M says:

    I need this mat, because I have to wear my flip flops while standing at the kitchen sink cause if I do for too long bare foot my feet start hurting BAD, this mat would be GREAT!

  9. Corinne Soto says:

    i like the straited moss color/pattern. I could definitly use these, after having 2 kids in 2 years, i have had some serious back issues, and sometimes standing for long periods can aggrivate it. this would be great to stand on instead of the hard floor while i prep dinner.
    Corinne.soto517(at)gmail.com

  10. Wicker Oakwood is my favorite pattern.

  11. Lindsay S says:

    I really liked the CORDOBA TRUFFLE.

  12. Jessica Patrick says:

    I would love the wicker oakwood because I spend a lot of time in the kitchen 🙂

  13. Jealin says:

    I like wicker oakwood. Thanks.

  14. CROCODILE TRUFFLE!

  15. Joe Means, Jr. says:

    I have all hard flooring, and a 7 month old. this would be great to have.

  16. Heather says:

    I need the Gel Pro Mat to stand on while I cook.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  17. Beth R says:

    I need this because not only is our kitchen floor so cold while I do dishes, but I also slip when I wear socks. This will help with sliding and also give me some cushion with my bare feet

  18. Beth R says:

    My email for your newsletter is bethany333(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Mare S says:

    I could use this mat because I have a bad knee from years of being a klutz and hurting myself…it would make doing the dishes much more bearable than it is currently.

  20. kimbuckjr says:

    I also entered the following giveaways:

    1. Trikke T5 Jogo Scooter
    2. Eight O’Clock Coffee Prize Pack
    3. Kowallaa Wall Graphics Art that Clings
    4. Scholastic Books Gift Basket
    5. The Sims 3: Pets

    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  21. kimbuckjr says:

    Here is a list of giveaways I have entered + others not listed due to them being closed before I could copy them.
    Trikke T5 Jogo Scooter
    Eight O’Clock Coffee Prize Pack
    Scholastic Books Gift Basket
    Reach/Rembrandt Gingerbread Sweep & Keep Prize Pack
    GelPro Comfort Floor Mat
    Kowallaa Wall Graphics Art that Clings
    The Sims 3: Pets
    Reija Eden Owl Necklaces
    Earth Divas Fair Trade Purse
    Caribou Coffee Prize Pack
    Singing & Storytelling Belle
    Plasma Car
    Step2 Lifestyle Legacy Play Kitchen
    iPod Shuffle/iTunes GC/ Toshiba HD Camcorder/Serving Dish/Pepto
    Maukilo HABA Wooden Push Toy
    Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone
    FLIP the Bounce Back Racer
    Kidtoons Olivia Prize Pack
    HALO Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
    Moxie Girlz Riding Club Horse
    Step2 Home Depot Big Builders Workshop Playset
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    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  22. Susan Bryant says:

    Entered the Pepto Bismol, Scholastic, Halo, SIms & the Reach/Rembrandt giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win this!!!

  23. Zenaida says:

    I like the Crocodile Truffle pattern.

  24. Joye Rast says:

    I like the Cordoba Sable

  25. Laura says:

    I love this! I would like it in plum.

  26. Jennifer Williams says:

    I need a Gel Pad while I’m in the kitchen to help with my back and knee pain.

  27. Dina says:

    I need it because my knees often hurt when I’ve spent too much time standing and cooking in the kitchen.

  28. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I need the gelpro mat because It would help stop my feet from hurting when doing dishes. I used to have a foam mat to stand on when I worked it retail and I was amazed how much of a difference it made. I can only imagine that this would be even better.

  29. Dawn C says:

    I like the STRIATED KHAKI

  30. Jessica Bradley says:

    I like the FLORA ANTIQUE REDWOOD design! and This would make my floor so much more comfortable, I might actually be able to wash more than one sink full of dishes without taking a break to sit down!

  31. ZuZu says:

    FYI – The floating window on your website (with the social networking buttons) really interferes with reading your website. There is no close button that I can find. It would be nicer to have that on the right side, if at all.

  32. lisa says:

    the weave pattern in brown
    GFC LisaMarie

  33. Sherry S. says:

    I like the Crocodile Truffle and it would be great because I have a lot of problem with my feet and legs.

  34. Cindy Ray says:

    my favorite pattern is the flora rose.

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  35. Irene says:

    A friend has one of these mats and they feel very comfortable

    • Brian H says:

      Would love to win this!

  36. I like the CORDOBA CHESTNUT!

  37. I love the STRIATED KHAKI texture. It will be perfect for our home to ease my long term backache problem. Finger crossed!

  38. Irma Hernandez says:

    I can use the GelPro Mat while I’m washing dishes in the kitchen, since I have a bad knee.

  39. Rosanne says:

    I like the olive one in the flora pattern. Have wantecd one of these forever for my back after mastectomy reconstruction

  40. Gina says:

    My favorite pattern is the Flora Rose.

  41. Carrie Baird says:

    This looks like it would be sooo comfortable to stand on. I’d love to win! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  42. Carrie Baird says:

    I like the Flora Rose pattern best! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  43. Debbie C says:

    I would love to have the BASKETWEAVE COQUINA gel mat.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. amy deeter says:

    Wicker Oakwood
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. Kathleen Conner says:

    I like the Flora Rose pattern

  46. Karen says:

    I like flora bluebonnet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Stacie says:

    I cook for 6 and constantly make soups and other things that require hours of chopping and stirring… AND I have flat feet and sciatica at 28 years old. I would LOVE to win this!!!

  48. colleen boudreau says:

    My favorite pattern is BASKETWEAVE.

  49. Terry Cross says:

    I like the Flora Antique Spanish Oak

  50. Beth Brickell says:

    I really like the Ostrich Atlantic Blue GelPro mat. It would look great in my kitchen and feel great under my feet.

  51. Denise Brogren says:

    Great for people who on there feet all day!

  52. My back sometimes goes out when I do the dishes! (back injury years ago) so this would help my legs, feet, and back.
    pd6914 at gmail dot com

  53. kathy pease says:

    i love the FLORA ROSE

  54. Terri R says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  55. I really need something like this in front of the sink.

  56. Thanks for the giveaway would love to have one of these mats….

  57. jana haskins says:

    i like the baskeyweave

    jana.haskins@yahoo.com

  58. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I like the Flora Antique Redwood pattern.

  59. April Kennedy says:

    I would love one of these mats. My feet always hurst and it would be nice to have a little more cushion when working in the kitchen!

  60. Diane says:

    I love the WOVEN WHEAT

  61. Betty Curran says:

    I’d love to have the mat in Woven Coffee.