Monday, August 5, 2013

Fabio Viviani Comfort Mats by Smart Step Home {Review & Giveaway}

Fabio Viviani logo
While I've never made any claims to be a star chef or A+ baker, I've always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen. Does every recipe turn out to be a winner? Nope, but it's usually fun (and tasty) trying.

However, the downside to spending an afternoon chopping vegetables or sifting flour is not only that I'm then tempted to eat the results, but that I nearly always end up exhausted and sore afterward. From the aches in my feet to the pains in my knees and back, it sometimes seems like every 10 minutes spent standing on the hardwood floor translates to my body feeling as though it aged 10 years.

But aside from wearing puffy slippers (which are too hot in the summer and just end up getting dirty anyway) or having plush carpet installed in my kitchen (ha!), what is the solution to making non-stop standing comfortable?

It's here and it is, in fact, extremely comfortable while also being quite stylish. It is the Fabio Viviani Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat from Smart Step Home.

kitchen mat

Having successfully addressed health and safety concerns in the workplace for over a decade with their superior anti-fatigue products, Smart Step Home is known for Comfort Mats that alleviate the aches and pains often associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces.

As Fabio Viviani, a celebrated chef and culinary personality, is well-versed with standing for long periods of time, the combination of his knowledge and Smart Step Home's experience and design influence has resulted in fashionable products that provide comfort and support to consumers everywhere.

Fabio Viviani Comfort Mats

After looking over the various choices in styles and colors, I could barely wait for the Fabio Viviani's Toscana Mocha Comfort Mat to arrive.

Fabio Viviani Comfort Mat review

Although I had high hopes for the difference and improvements that the Toscana Mocha mat would make in my kitchen, I wasn't prepared for how much I would love it right out of the box.

The dark mocha coloring blended easily with our decor, the smooth finish felt nice on my feet, and the soft cushioning, oh the cushioning, of the ¾" polyurethane nearly wrapped my feet in squishy clouds. When Smart Step Home claimed that their proprietary SmartTech™ Polyurethane (STP) resulted in 'The Absolute Best,' they knew what they were talking about.

I could truly stand on this all day and it would never stop feeling like lavish luxury right under my tootsies!

Smart Step Home review

While I surely haven't stood in my kitchen nearly as long as Fabio Viviani stands in his, I can honestly vouch for how well his Comfort Mats perform.

Instead of finishing washing a load of dishes in the sink or prepping and cooking dinner and feeling the stress and strain in my back, legs and feet, I can walk right out of the room pain-free.

Smart Step Home mat

Available in two different pattern designs, both in a Caramel (lighter) and Mocha (darker) coloring, Fabio Viviani Comfort Mats are my new must-have for the kitchen... as well as any other location where you might spend an extended period of time standing.

Although the retail price of $99.95 might initially seem high, they do come with a 7-year Warranty that guarantees that you'll be as impressed with the quality and durability as I am. I have no doubt that the Toscana Mocha Comfort Mat will be in our kitchen for many, many more years to come!

Find out much more about Fabio Viviani's full line of Comfort Mats by visiting SmartStepHome.com and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon find out just why my feet have never been happier while standing on hardwood before, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of Fabio Viviani Comfort Mat from Smart Step Home!

Fabio Viviani Comfort Mats giveaway


A big thank you to Smart Step Home for providing a Comfort Mat for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

258 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 258   Newer›   Newest»
LissaDora said...

The lack of fatigue while standing sounds wonderful!

suburban prep said...

3/4" polyurathane to help with fatigue. (I have DVT) and it hurts to stand for extended length of time.

heatherp626 said...

I am loving the a 7-year Warranty! Sounds like a company that really backs their product!

heatherp626@msn.com

Holly Kennedy said...

I love the beautiful designs-not just a neccesity, but artful.

Nancy said...

I am impressed with the beautiful colors and designs as well as the 7 Year Warranty!


Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Brit Christianson said...

I like the warranty and that there are different pretty designs.

wigget said...

i like the smooth surface

Tiffany Schmidt said...

That there is a warranty for a well used mat!

MissieFaye said...

Heather Freeman said: I am impressed with the 7-year wanranty. That says to me that they really stand by their product. (No pun intended.)

Amy Honious said...

i love the fact that these mats have a 7 yr warranty! no other comfort mat has that. thanks for such a nice and useful giveaway!

Candice said...

I really like the 7 year warranty.

Sue Ellison said...

I like that it will always lay flat and never curl.
suebee05@gmail.com

Marisa said...

I love how pretty they are as well as being excellent at reducing standing fatigue. And I'm impressed by their 7 year warranty.

Kelly R. said...

I like that it has a 7 year warranty.

aperry said...

I like that it helps support your back... I cook and clean while wearing a 20lb baby!!

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

The first thing that my eyes were drawn to was the beveled edges. It would lay flat. I also like the anti-fatigue part.

Tamar said...

I love that it's Fabio!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE FABIO. Big Top Chef fan.

Tamar said...

but... I like the anti fatigue too. Also, I like the Toscana design.

John-Paul Thomas said...

I just love the anti-fatigue. I've been wanting one of these kind of mats for a long time, and these ones are beautiful! :) Name in RC: Lynda Thomas

Kayla said...

I love how they're anti-fatigue but they're also really pretty!

Jennifer T. said...

I like that it lies flat. I have a knock-off mat from a closeout store and we're all always tripping on the edge.

Julie said...

I love the comfort it gives and to be able to walk away without pain in legs & back would be wonderful:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I love the design and I like that it has a 7 year warranty.

Cindy Brickley said...

I'm impressed by the 7yr warranty, the awesome colors and design of the mats. They look like they would be very comfortable to stand on for long periods.

Helga said...

I love that they are made in the USA out of safe non toxic materials.

adinatm said...

love the warranty!
adinatm(at)aol.com

scottsgal said...

since I recently hurt my back, I like that it gives back and leg support while standing on it

BrunoDogg2 said...

Love the Trip-resistant 20˚ beveled edges and it's made in the USA!

ann said...

I like the 7 yr. warranty on it and how it helps you legs and feet too

ellen b said...

I like the anti fatigue - helps tired feet

cynthia sizemore said...

I have back pain if I stand very long,which makes doing dishes difficult.i am sure this would help ease the pain in my back and legs.

Laurie J. said...

I like that they come with a 7 year warranty.

mellyrox said...

Nonskid feature

melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Rusty said...

The trip-resistant 20˚ beveled edges is my favorite feature. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie Drake said...

With no cartilidge in my right knee and hip, the cushion support sounds perfect for me!

Stacy said...

Honestly I love the 7 year warranty!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love the 7 year warranty and they are beautiful!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that it's made in the USA!

ababe28 said...

I like the Trip-resistant 20˚ beveled edges
and the great warranty
Ann B.
ababe28

Chelsea said...

I love everything about these mats! the colors are beautiful and the idea of being comfortable while I'm doing dishes/cooking/cleaning/etc... is very exciting!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

soft cushioning my feet cry out for this when I'm washing dishes!!!!!

Michele R. said...

I like the looks of the mat, and the fact that it has a 7 year warranty!

Matt Schumann said...

I sure could use that while canning!!

Sammy Kim said...

They are very artsy!

Ken Ohl said...

I love the 7 year warranty. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sandra Davis said...

i like the 7 year warranty and the 3/4" polyurethane in it

Connie Gruning said...

I love the cushion! A 7 year warranty? That's nuts!! LOVE this mat!! Thank you for hosting!!

Andrea said...

I would love to have the extra cushioning under my feet. Sounds delightful.

Anne said...

Well, I can't find much information about the mats on their website, other than the colors and patterns, but I love the fact that the mats are thick and cushiony. I have a mat now that helps a little, but my feet and legs still get achy and I'd love a mat that was better designed.

SueZH said...

I have a stone floor. I could use that cushioning!

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I like the simple design.

blessedintexas said...

I love that they are functional but stylish as well.
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

channallocks said...

I love the beautiful designs

Stephanie said...

7-year Warranty -- guarantees mean a lot!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

tamathamc said...

the 7 year warranty is amazing

MichelleS said...

the cushioning

latanya t said...

Easy to clean & anti-microbial

Tara Martin said...

comfort! I would put one in front of the sink too. Sometimes it's just too hot to wear shoes!

w l burro said...

I like the warranty, the ease of cleaning it and it's a very nice looking mat.

steve weber said...

I like the warranty feature the best.

mecarolks said...

I really like the 7 year warranty.

Pikusa said...

I am loving the a 7-year Warranty

Gala said...

I am impressed with the 7 Year Warranty

Caroline said...

As a food blogger, I stand in the kitchen for hours every day! I'd love to stand on something like this...my feet are usually killing me by the end of the day!

Growl Tiger said...

I love the 7 year warranty and that they are really beautiful

lana said...

AWESOME 7 YEARS WARRANTY WOW

Janice Crespo said...

I love the fact that you said after washing a load of dishes, no back pain. OMG - that would be fantastic!

Dorothy Teel said...

Made in the USA , 7 year guarantee , lie flats & never curl, trip with beveled edges, they are one piece polyurethane construction and have non-slip top & bottom

Debra said...

safe non toxic materials

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that it has a 7 year warranty

Maria Iemma said...

I like the looks of it and that it has a 7 year guarantee. I suffer from sciatic pain and I cannot stand for too long...I need this badly.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

the seven year warranty tells me it is a good product
vmkids3 at msn dot com

bayctygrl said...

I like that it's Easy to clean & anti-microbial

Tammy Shelton said...

The comfort factor and the 7 yr. warranty.

kellyr78 said...

I like the Trip-resistant 20˚ beveled edges so I won't trip over it.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Sandy Beeman said...

I best like the feature that helps relieve back pain.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like that it's trip-resistant.

Gina Brickell said...

Love the comfort pad that this provides. My mom cooks in the kitchen a lot and has a bad back and knees and something like this would really help her

sparklingjul said...

I like the 7-year warranty on this product. The company seems to really care about customer satisfaction and that is good to see. The designs are also classy and pretty.

Phoenix Rising said...

I think it is beautiful; and I love the warranty. I bought a mat last year and it fell apart shortly after I bought it. This one looks more durable by far!

Sharon Kaminski said...

think they are great because they are so comfy, would be nice by the kitchen sink and the colors are nice

hallies_mom said...

I like that it is 'cushy' and not hard to stand on and the fact that it would work great on our hard wood floors, thanks!

Yona Williams said...

I like the designs...especially the food-related silverware styles.

Brett Monster said...

I am impressed with the warranty and like that they are attractive and gender neutral

Denise M said...

i like that it is comfortable and has good designs

Katie said...

i love the designs - i've never seen any that were actually attractive before

SharonC said...

Thick, cushioning, fatigue fighter...

Cassie Buell said...

I love the comfort of the mat. I would most likely use it under the sink, so my feet don't hurt while I wash dishes. And they're also so beautiful and classy!

Kylie Carlson said...

I like the beveled edges that reduce tripping!

Jemmy said...

I like the fatigue/pail relief and the warranty.

betty baez said...

I like that they are stain resistant and puncture proof which is soo important in the kitchen! angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

crankyyanky1 said...

This is the part I like "one-piece construction mats to never delaminate, to never curl and remain buoyant - well...pretty much forever" I have had mats and rugs before that curl up and memory foam ones that smush down so this is a really good feature for me

Kitty said...

I like the SmartTech™ Polyurethane cushioning!

Robert said...

definitely the anti-fatigue

Dianne McVetty said...

I like the designs - something functional thats attractive. An the warranty is very impressive. Thanks.

Catherine Shaw said...

What's not to love -- they are so comfy and attractive too. The brown colors go with my kitchen decor too.

bloomerbear said...

It cuts down on fatigue that would be wonderful ...

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Danielle PB said...

I'm impressed with the variety of colors, patterns and the 7 year warranty.

Shelley P said...

I love that it alleviates the aches & pains often associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces.

Emily said...

I like how thick and cushy they are. :)

Di said...

I'd love the cushioning - I really feel it in my back when standing to prepare food or so the dishes & pots that can't go into the dishwasher.

Mary said...

I like that it looks good AND is functional.

Jess&James said...

I like that •Will always lie flat & never curl
Jessica Cox

Allie G said...

I like that it is comfortable and easy to clean.

apple blossom said...

Puncture, heat & stain resistant

Crazylicious85 said...

Most of all I like that it alleviates aches and pains. I also like that it has a 7 year warranty...wow!

Danielle Porter said...

7 Year warranty! If they can guarantee it for that long it must be good quality!

Kandy said...

THE CUSHIONING!!!
but also the warranty/guarantee - They stand behind this product. It must be GOOD =)

Cindi Decker said...

I like the anti fatigue and that it helps your legs and back.

Becca said...

I love that you can't trip over them. It helps to make them safe to have around people of all ages! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Colleen Maurina said...

I like that this mat is easy to clean & anti-microbial.

Kera Brown said...

The look of the mat with the beveled edges I wouldn't be tripping over it in the kitchen constantly!

SANDRA MAIN said...

THIS MAT WOULD EASE MY NEUROPATHY PAIN.

Maryea said...

They look pretty and comfortable but I love the 7 year warranty!
magloro@gmail.com

steve stone said...

the a 7-year Warranty is cool
gabbflabber at live.com

courtney gibson said...

I like the 7 year warranty.

CHRIS HOEY said...

the a 7-year Warranty is way cool

Jules525 said...

I love that the mats are anti-fatigue, a great thing for people who can't stand for long periods. Something I personally have a hard time with

Jennifer R said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jennifer R said...

My favorite feature is that they help with standing fatigue.

Nicole Henke said...

SmartTech™ Polyurethane doesnt compress all the way- keeps the softness!

adamsfamily said...

I love that these mats feel good as well as look good. My favorite is the 6' Fleur-de-lys Brown. This will look great in my kitchen. Thank you!
Laurie Adams, AdamsFmReviews at comcast.net

Eva said...

7 years warranty...years of worth

Edna Williams said...

I love the warranty!

Kellie said...

Its comfortable!

tina reynolds said...

These looks so awesome and it is quite impressive they have a 7 year warranty

Tammy Woodall said...

Comfort Maps are durable - otherwise, Smart Step wouldn't offer a 7 year warranty on their product. Also, Comfort Mats can help alleviate some of the aches and pains associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces

Rebecca W. said...

Love the design!

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that it comes with a 7-year warranty, guaranteeing quality!

Melissa Storms said...

They are really lovely, the best feature though is the 7 year warranty, it inspires confidence in the product.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

Jean said...

I appreciate the 7-yr. warranty

Stephanie said...

I love the designs and color choices.

ALC Unlimited said...

The 7 year warranty is impressive. You don't see a lot of businesses standing behind their work these days.

Saver Sara said...

I love it's trip resistant.

walk9 said...

I love the antifatigue aspect

Jeanna Johnson said...

I like that it can alleviate the aches and pains often associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces!

Jennifer Aldridge said...

I love that they come in classic, neutral designs that blend with nearly any decor. And that they come with a 7 year warranty! Awesome!

MANDY83 said...

I love the designs and the long 7 year warranty

bettycd said...

The 7 yr warranty speaks to the quality of the product. while it is thick and cushiony, I like the sloped edge which reduces the tripping hazard

tawndam said...

well... the sloped edges would really make it seem like a seamless addition... while the warranty & well... you say it really does help? hmmm...

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the designs.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Lacey said...

the designs aren't the ugly weave anymore. Also when pregnant and standing in the kitchen for a long time, I always felt miserable. These mats would make a difference.

bunnyswagg said...

It's awesome that these mats help with standing fatigue especially when you're in the kitchen cooking and working for hours!

Stephanie Larison said...

7-year Warranty, you can't beat that!

AnnaZed said...

There are lots of fatigue mats out there but these are so attractive.

******************

{in the contest I am Margot Core on the widget}

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I really like that the ¾" polyurethane reduces strain on the feet and makes household tasks less painful.

Diane Cooper said...

I love everything! I love the look, I love the anti-fatigue feature, and I also love the 7 year warranty.

noreen said...

The anti fatigue and 7 year warranty

HilLesha said...

I love that it ensures comfort for prolonged standing.

Amy Gettys said...

I really love the warranty.

ide2678 said...

I like the warranty of 7 years although I never have mats that long ususally.

MissKittyMeow said...

I like that the mats have designs on them. Makes them a little fancier and more decorative than most.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

I like that they help with tiredness while standing and have a smooth surface
masugr at yahoo dot com

jcwega27 said...

toscano mocha mat
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Janna Johnson said...

7 year warrenty

Christina said...

My fave aspect is the comfort but also that it is stylish.

Rhonda Tenderholt said...

I like that they have a 7 yr warranty, they are Non-slip top & bottom and Safe, non-toxic & 100% recyclable. I like the Toscana Caramel

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love the SmartTech™ Polyurethane I have back problems and I think this would most certainly help me!

nicolesender said...

I like the fact that the mats are extremely comfortable while also being stylish!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Austin Baroudi said...

I love the 7 year warranty!
mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Allen said...

Looks nice and great warranty!

Deb said...

I love the trip-resistant edges

Wanda McHenry said...

I like the SmartTech™ Polyurethane which is supposedly the absolute best for comfort.

Rebecca O said...

The 7 yr warranty is amazing! That is a long time!

Elizabeth said...

I like that they have a pretty pattern but are too splashy and so will blend in with any kitchen decor

Linda Petteys said...

I think they are beautiful and stylish besides being so comfy for your feet.

Treesa said...

I love that I can be comfortable standing in my kitchen!

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Courtney B said...

i like that they are made out of non toxic materials :)

vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

Noelle said...

I have always wanted a squishy mat for my kitchen.

Sam Stamp said...

I love that it is puncture, heat & stain resistant!!

twbellamy said...

I like that they alleviate the aches and pains often associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces.

robyn paris said...

i like that it is easy to clean

Julie Goetz said...

I like that it has a 7 year warranty.

Mirm said...

I could use this for the comfort, but I do like the style of these!

mmayerfeld at gmail

Leslie Rigsby said...

A 7 year warranty is great for something that goes on the floor. Can I do my whole floor in this?

polly said...

Their 7 year warranty is a big bonus feature!

Tony said...

I like it if it would be more comfortable while preparing for dinner.

Ruby Daniels said...

I like that it helps with fatigue

alissa apel said...

The fact that they are made with polyurathane. I bet it feels great on the feet!

Roy F. said...

I like the SmartTech™ Polyurethane (STP) feature.

B said...

I love that they're also decorative. Not many comfort mats are also pretty!

-Brooke Adametz

Nikki Strong said...

I have been wishing for something like this for years! I love that it has cushion to prevent aches and pains!

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like that its anti fatigue

ky2here said...

I like the Trip-resistant 20˚ beveled edges.

ky2here at msn dot com

Heather B said...

The lack of fatigue and the beautiful designs. So pretty.

jessica holybee said...

I like the black one and the warranty :)

Sherry said...

I love the warranty and design.

Danielle Samuels said...

they are anti-fatigue

Sue Hull said...

I love how cute they are.I also like they're anti fatigue b/c I have major leg pain so it would be nice to stand on a mat that's comfy.Thank you :)

john hutchens said...

I like that it has a 7 year warranty

Jennifer said...

I love that its puncture resistant and will never curl up

dawn keenan said...

Ilike the comfort factor. My mom struggles even to do the dishes, and I can't help but wonder how this would be so good for her.

richelle bowers said...

I like the designs....they are classic therefor will never go out of style

lauren conlon said...

i love how comfortable it is

h. mcnaron said...

that they help with fatigue, and the warranty sure helps too!

a marie hj saver
thanks

EverythingSarah said...

i love how cute they are and that it has a 7 year warranty which is incredible
crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

I like that it alleviate the aches and pains often associated with prolonged standing on hard surfaces.
Thanks!

Kim Pinch said...

I like that it is easy to clean & anti-microbial, I tend to make a mess when cooking.

Andrea Liss said...

i like the rustic design and colors, the easy to clean and warrenty!

Renee G said...

I love the colors that they are available in. These would look great in my kitchen.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 258   Newer› Newest»