Knee Pads help provide comfort when a worker spends a large amount of their time on the ground on all types of surfaces, whether on hands and knees, kneeling or crouching. Knee pads help prevent injury as well in not only workers, but various sports enthusiasts who participate in football, hockey, lacrosse, skateboarding, snowboarding and dirt biking. Knee pads protect the knee joint, but also help support and protect the knee muscles and ligaments. Some knee pads are attached with a wrap around strap and fastened with a velcro closure or small buckles. Some knee pads have to be pulled over the foot and up to the knee and adjusted for a correct fit. Portable knee pads are also popular with mechanics, plumbers and maintenance workers. These are pads the workers carry with them and place on the ground and kneeled upon. These help save time by eliminating getting knee pads on or taking them off. Knee pads are commonly used in carpet installation, cleaning, automotive, carpentry, painting, tiling and plumbing. Knee pads are available in many different styles, lengths and colors depending on the purpose and amount of protection needed. Also make sure to have the appropriate knee pad so as not to damage the surface being kneeled upon, for example wood flooring.
Knee pads can be found in many different styles. Some knee pads have plastic knee covers while some have foam or cloth covering the knee. There are also gel knee pads available. The purpose of your knee pads will help you to determine what level of protection or comfort you need to get the job done. The Rubber Flexknees Pad is a great general purpose knee pad with a rubber knee cap and velcro strap closure. These knee pads are abrasion, skid and slip resistant. For those who prefer not to have a knee cap knee pad, a good alternative is the Foam Cloth Softknees Pad. These are a pull on style made with a soft cloth and foam pad. For the ultimate in comfort and protection, the CLC Professional Ultra-Flex Gel One Size Knee pads are the bomb. These knee pads provide a special CLC Comfort Zone gel center provides maximum cushioning for all day wearability. They feature a maximum memory foam layer under gel center for greater comfort and their Super Accordion, Ultra-Flex construction offers superior protection and comfort. The soft, flexible outer shell protects and grips most surfaces without scratching or scuffing. These are a must have if you use knee pads daily.