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    Question Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    Will never have hard tile in kitchen again. Have developed sciatica and a pulled hamstring. I find I can't stand very long on the hard surface without the pain starting. I know there are mats that help cushion the floor. Anyone use them? Not even sure what they are called. Looked at Costco, but they had nothing. Even the woman checking your receipt as you exit stands on one.

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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    Smokey, also consider the shoes or slippers you are wearing in the house. My home is on a cement slab, and just went to a job on another cement floor. Clarks make great shoes with support for just these reasons. Just a thought, Laura

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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    I have used the Mats since they help my knees. I like them. I have 1 by my sink and the other at my food prep area. I think I bought them at Walmart.

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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    check kitchen / restaurant supply stores for those mats. Also maybe beauty supply stores, my shop has those mats under the chairs.
    I had a tile floor in my previous house , and even so I liked the looks and it was easy to take care of, it was hard to stand on it for a long time. I have a wood floor now and like it much better.

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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    it isn't so much the hard floor as it is he un even ness of the tiles. i don't have tile in my kitchen, but dad does, my back hurt at dads, shoes helped.
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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    I have the same problem and I bought a pair of Airwalks just to wear in the house. They are the cheaper type of Crocs. I wear them for work too. I haven't had any foot pain since.

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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    well, this is good to know. We have just purchased hardwood for our home and hubby and I were trying to decide if we should put ceramic tile in kitchen or the hardwood,,,,I think I may do the hardwood now.
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    Default Re: Hard Ceramic Tile Kitchen floor causing back and knee pain

    Thanks, y'all. Our last house I put in vinyl tile that looked like ceramic. I had read that the ceramic was hard on your knees. It looked great and everyone thought it was ceramic when they saw it. I should not have put in the hard tile in this house. You could do wood and just put some throw rugs over it. They could just get thrown in the washer.

    Good ideas. Just having trouble locating mats in stores. Our town is not a big one. Will have to shop on the internet.

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