Things I Love Thursday: Imprint Mats

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A few months ago, I was contacted by a company to try out their Imprint Comfort Mats. The company makes the following promises about their mats:

✓ Reduces overall fatigue and pain associated with standing on hard surfaces
✓ Beneficial to individuals with back, thigh and lower leg or foot discomfort
✓ Conforms to the shape of your feet and supports your arches resulting in soothing relief

I was VERY skeptical, but my cousin Tricia had already raved about the mats, which gave me some hope.  I am pregnant, have scoliosis, and often do long cooking sessions in the kitchen which usually kill my back. I have the hardest time with OAMC because of the constant leaning over, standing, and chopping. My back just does not like long times standing on hard surfaces. (I even quit a retail job after 6 weeks mainly because of this issue.)

I won’t say that the Imprint Mat is a miracle-worker, but I have definitely had less back pain in the kitchen. When I did my mini-OAMC session in July, my only complaint was that I needed to move my mat back and forth from in front of the sink, the stove, and the counter where I chop!

It’s like they read my mind, because soon after I received the longer (20″x72″) runner mat in the mail. Hallelujah!! Now the mats line all my counters and I am happy as a clam. Seriously, these things are amazing.

They come in two sizes: the runner, as listed above; and standard, which is 20″x36″.

I sure wish this were my kitchen. Don’t you?
I only wish the price point were not quite so high. Being a cheapskate, I would have a difficult time paying $70 for a kitchen mat. It’s almost silly, though, because $70 would have saved me SO much back pain and agony it would totally be worth it.

If you’re also cheap, you’re in luck, because you have the chance to WIN a standard Imprint Mat! To enter, go to their site and tell me what your favorite feature about the mat is.

For an additional entry, Tweet about this contest and leave me the link for your specific Tweet. Here’s a Tweet you can use, if you like:

Win a super-comfy Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat from @vanderbiltwife!

Contest is open until 9/8. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL OR HAVE IT CONNECTED TO YOUR BLOGGER ACCOUNT. I will not be hunting you down. Go to, click on “edit profile,” and check the box that says “show my e-mail address.” This will get you five stars and a sticker in my book.

Good luck!

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44 thoughts on “Things I Love Thursday: Imprint Mats

  1. I love that is washable. I like having a mat by the kitchen sink but it always gets so dirty with little ones.

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  2. we just moved to a new home… had to give up my dishwasher in order to get another bedroom and more space for my family of 6 (that's a lot of dishes) so the anti-fatigue, no pain feature would be a real winner!!!

  3. i have been shopping around for one of these! i like that it's washable and doesn't look "commercial grade" you know? 🙂 thanks for the chance to win! eryn04 at yahoo

  4. I like that it's stain resistant because it would probably go on the kitchen floor for me. I can relate to the pain thing. I won't spend long amounts of time in my kitchen with no shoes on because our floor is vinyl on top of the concrete slab. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Oh I love the fact that they would help my back and feet from my hours of bread making in the kitchen. And washable!! omg it dosnt get any better

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  6. I like that it it's anti-fungal. I would love to try one. My back hurts so bad when i do alot of cooking. I love to cook ahead and freeze. It makes supper so easy.

  7. My favorite feature is: Environmentally Friendly & Safe! Non toxic, phthalate free, no formaldehyde or other toxic heavy metals used in production.


  8. I can't help but love the fact that it provides 50% less buttocks fatigue. Not a major issue for me, like the foot pain, back pain, etc. but that really made me laugh. Now I am going to have cheek pain from laughing. Ha.

  9. I would love to win this mat for my husband (haha, the one who does most of our cooking and kitchen-cleaning) because he has back pain and the poor guy wears his shoes whenever he's in our kitchen to help with the pain–I'd love a comfy mat for him to stand on when washing dishes especially. My fave feature is that it has a non-slip bottom–my current kitchen mat wanders. 😉 Thanks for the chance!
    shannonhowl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. I love that i can wash it with soap and water – when I cook, I am frankly a mess! It will definitely need washed off a lot!

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  11. My crunchy side loves the non-toxic, environmentally friendly side. We had looked into these types of mats before and I was always scared by the unknown or PVC contents!

  12. I like how the mats come in the basketweave and cobblestone designs and in different color choices!! I would love to add one of these to my classroom since I am on my feet teaching kiddos every day!!! Thanks!

  13. I like that it is washable. I recently bought a kitchen rug that I didn't realize was spot clean only – worst idea ever! I threw it away after a couple of weeks.

  14. THe fact that it is good for legs and back. I have degenerative discs issues and this looks like it would be extremely helpful.
    Beckie (mom of your former co-worker, Andrea H)

  15. Want, want, want. I love all the usual benefits (my back and feet kill me when I stand too long 🙁 ) but I also like that they're antibacterial and aren't likely to mold, ew.

  16. Oh, any less back and leg pain would be great! Our house is on a slab, and I've been feeling it since we moved in 2 years ago. This mat would be GREAT!

  17. I love the idea of something easier on my feet! I love to be barefoot, but I have high arches and they ACHE on my tile floor. Looks great!

  18. I love the fact that it doesn't move! So many mats I have continue to shift all over the place! The comfort on my feet isn't bad either…

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