Honest GelPro Elite Floor Mat review, from a busy mom of 5. Why GelPro floor mats are the only and last floor mats you’ll ever buy! GelPro floor mats are insanely comfortable, stay-put, durable and so pretty!
A couple years ago I did a review of my first GelPro floor mat. I’d placed it in my kitchen and promptly fell in love! I came across GelPro at the International Home & Housewares Show recently and couldn’t believe all the new (gorgeous!) prints they had! They sent me out a new GelPro Elite mat in a longer size- 20×48 and in a Cotton Sandalwood print and I am so pleased with how well it looks and functions in my kitchen.
Even after 2 years my GelPro floor mat looks great. It’s withstood 7 pairs of feet constantly stepping on it, countless moppings, a few scrubbings, we’ve moved it to mop under it, dropped items on it, etc. I imagine it will last a long, long time. It does have a small scuff mark on one corner and to be honest, I’m not really sure what happened. Life with 5 kids will do that to you! At any rate, I put that corner in the back and keep on living life.
I highly recommend adding a GelPro floor mat to your kitchen floor. It’s been a lifesaver for me! GelPro almost always offers coupons in addition to free shipping. Check out their latest offers here!
GelPro also offers chair cushions now too! I was thrilled to see these as I’ve opted against chair cushions for years. Kids + cloth chair cushions just don’t go well together. The ergonomic chair cushions are made of the same high density foam the floor mats are made from, are easy to clean and come in 2 traditional colors.
I like the chair cushions and I am pleased we have them. They’re not as soft and comfortable as I imagined they’d be. I also thought they’d match with my chair colors a bit better. They are easy to clean though and much more comfortable than my wooden chairs by themselves!
All opinions in this post are 100% mine.
As a food blogger, I spend a lot of time on my feet in the kitchen. Oftentimes I’ll do big recipe testing days where I’m easily in there for 8+ hours. It’s productive but also incredibly exhausting! At the end of the day my back and my feet are killing me. See, I have this super pretty floor that’s also as hard as a rock. Because it literally is a rock- I have a travertine floor. After standing on it for a while you certainly notice how hard it is! I’ve bought a variety of floor mats- some designer ones from high end stores as well as more economical ones from stores like Costco. They’ve been okay- some I buy for comfort and then toss a rug over them because I don’t like the way they look. Others I buy because they’re pretty… only later I find they’re useless because my feet just ache after about an hour of standing on them. It’s frustrating!
I recently was able to try out a GelPro Elite Comfort Floor Mat. GelPro features incredible anti-fatigue floor mats that are perfect for individuals like me, who have to stand for long periods of time. They’re made of a combination of Dual Comfort Core patented gel and energy-return foam- which, translated into my language means insanely comfortable. The elite version is 50% thicker and features beveled edges that won’t curl or wear down. They’ve got a 5-year warranty and come in a variety of sizes, colors and patterns so that you can enjoy the look as well as the feel.
My first thoughts when taking it out of the box:
–This floor mat is solid. It’s heavy! Which also means it goes down and stays there. I did find myself moving it a few times as I went from station-to-station around my kitchen just because it felt so amazing. When you pick up one end and slide it, it moves easily. However I don’t foresee myself moving it very often.
–The color is perfect for my kitchen! I was so pleased about this. It’s difficult choosing colors and patterns over the internet but I found comparing all the varieties they have online was so helpful and I was able to make a great selection.
–The pattern is great too. I like it more than I thought I would. It adds just a bit of visual interest and I like that it’s not just plain.
–I stood on it for the first time and just couldn’t believe how comfortable it is! Wow.
My thoughts after using it for a while:
–I’m amazed at how comfortable it is. Truly. I love it. I’m absolutely shocked at how much less my feet hurt after standing long periods of time. I don’t tire as quickly and wish I had another one for in front of my stove!
–It’s super easy to clean. Simply wipe it off and it’s brand new again. The beveled edges make it easy to sweep and I like that crumbs don’t get caught under the edge.
–It’s very durable. It’s withstood my husband and I and our 5 children without even a single sign of wear. The kids stand on a step stool on top of it all the time and there are no indents to show for it, nor has the step stool punctured it in any way. I feel like it’s going to last a long, long time!
If you’re on your feet a lot like I am, you should really consider a GelPro floor mat. It’s amazing how much a difference I feel- I never would have guessed I’d love it so much! Right now you can save 20% off your purchase when you sign up for the GelPro email list here!
View of the pattern up close.
The mat is a great balance of comfort and support. Here I’m showing just how difficult it is to actually press down on the mat- you can push down so that you see an indent, but it’s not easy. When you put all your weight on it, you feel it give, but instead of feeling squishy, it just feels very supportive.
Here’s how it looks in my kitchen. I love it!