I have been using padded foam-type mats in my kitchen, but the quality of the top layer seems to be deteriorating. The most recent one started fraying and separating from the bottom in only a few months while my first one lasted roughly 3 years. Now I am considering replacing it with a gel mat and wondered what experience people have had with them. Bed Bath and Beyond has GelPro, but the edge looked poorly made. In the Chefs Catalog (chefscatalog.com), there is a Wellness Mat as well as a MaxumMat in addition to the GelPro. Both carry 7 year guarantees. Has anyone used any of these? How long have you had one ... how do you like it ... are they durable and easy to clean? Would you get another one when your wears out? Any information about any type of gel mat would be gratefully received. Thanks.