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7/8" Tatami Foam Tiles

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  • Designed for martial arts training studios.
  • Super thick and shock absorbent.
  • Reversible and available in 4 total colors.


Female Beveled Edge
Female Beveled Edge
4" x 24.25"
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Male Beveled Edge
Male Beveled Edge
4" x 24.25"
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Beveled Corners (8 pcs)
Beveled Corners (8 pcs)
4" x 27"
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Soft Cases
Soft Cases
Holds up to 16 tiles
26" x 26" x 17"
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Wheeled Soft Cases
Wheeled Soft Cases
Holds up to 16 tiles
53" x 26" x 9"
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  • Designed for martial arts training studios.
  • Super thick and shock absorbent.
  • Reversible and available in 4 total colors.
  • 2 edge pieces included with each tile.
  • Tiles can be lain in the same direction or crisscross.
  • Waves in tiles may not line up if laid in the same direction.
  • Note: Removable corner can become a choking hazard.
Description - Tatami Tiles offer an extra thick interlocking foam mat product designed for use in areas where shock absorption is important. Tatami floor tiles also provide a unique surface appearance that is meant to mimic Japanese tatami mats. Each Tatami Tile is made of kid approved EVA foam which is water proof, stain resistant, and easy to clean. EVA also acts as an excellent insulator against sound and temperature transmission.
Note: Foam products can be punctured by sharp animal nails, rough use, high heels, and moving furniture.
Material – Durable closed cell EVA foam.
Size – 24" x 24"
Thickness – ~19mm
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 2.0 Lbs.
Spec Sheet - Printable Spec Sheet.
Recommended Uses – Tatami Tiles are designed to provide a safe and shock absorbing training surface for a variety of mixed martials arts. Some ways these tiles have been used before include: As Grappling Mats, As Judo Mats, As MMA Mats, As Jiu Jitsu Mats, As Karate Mats, As Taekwondo Mats, Goza Mats, Aikido Mats, and as General Dojo Flooring.

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  • Tatami tiles are easy to clean and maintain. These shock absorbing foam tiles are constructed of durable closed cell EVA foam which means liquids cannot penetrate the surface of the tiles.
  • If the tatami tiles do get something spilled on them or appear dirty, all that is necessary to clean them is to do a quick wipe of the foam floor surface with a damp cloth and your Tatami Mats will look like new.

Installation of interlocking tiles is very simple and typically done by the consumer. Typical installation of these tiles is as follows:
  • First, clean your sub floor so it is free of all dirt, grease or debris.
  • Start in one corner of the room with a corner tile and add border tiles outward along the adjacent walls. Add center, corner, and border tiles where you see fit.
  • When coming up to an opposite wall, make sure you cut the tiles to fit the area leaving a gap that’s roughly the thickness of the tiles being used to account for expansion and contraction of the floor tiles in varied temperature ranges.
Note: When piecing interlocking tiles together, adhesives are usually not used since the weight of the locked together product is usually enough to keep the floor tiles from moving. However, if you do experience movement and would like to ensure that the tiles do not slide at all, some double-sided tape or mat tape can be used around the perimeter of the installation to prevent any movement.
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Other than the thickness, what is the difference between these and the 1-inch MMA tiles?
There is a difference in surface texture and the 1" MMA are thicker for maximum shock absorbency.
Can I use the 7/8" Tatami Tiles on a gym using weights?
Since our Tatami Tiles are made from foam, we don't recommend using them in gyms that have weights as they may get damaged by the dropping of weights, but we have had customers use them in spaces where weights will be used with success.
I'm looking for tile mats for my son's room. He has cement flooring in his room and we have 2 Pitbulls. We want thick. Any recommendations?
Tatami Tiles are one of our thickest tiles and would work as flooring in your son's room. Since these tiles are made of foam, they can be damaged by the Pitbull's nails. For flooring that would stand up to your dog's claws, we would recommend rubber. We have several rubber tiles that are over 1/2" thick. Our most popular tile would be our 1/2" Rubber Gym Tiles.
These tiles will be used in a commercial school with classes on a daily basis. How long will the tatami tiles last?
Our Tatami tiles have been built to handle a lot of abuse and are very popular in martial arts studios and the like. There is no particular time frame as to how long these tiles will last, but they are in many commercial spaces and have been used for years with very little issue. And a nice thing about these tiles is that you can replace them with ease if one does become damaged.
Are these comfortable for jumping around on, doing aerobics, etc. while barefoot, or will they tear up foot skin because they are textured?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles were designed with bare feet and socks in mind. These tiles will not tear up your feet and are great for jumping around and some aerobics. With some side-to-side movements, you may see some tile separation. To help alleviate that, we recommend placing some double sided tape under the tiles.
How safe are these for use in a kids playroom? Any bad chemical smell? Formamide free? Our gym space will also double as a kids playroom and want to make sure it's safe for the little ones.
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles are very safe and are Formamide and Phthalate free. They do not have a chemical smell, but there may be a slight odor similar to a new toy. You can mitigate this with a little soap and water. To get the testing results for our Tatami Tiles, please feel free to reach out to one of our Flooring Heroes via email, chat or phone.
What are the dimensions?
Amanda Olson
Our Tatami Tiles are 2' x 2' tiles.
What cleaning product is recommended to clean 7/8" Tatami Tiles? Will be used in a gym for patient use.
All that is necessary to clean them is to do a quick wipe of the foam floor surface with a damp cloth and your Tatami Mats will look like new.
Can I use these tiles outside on a covered screened porch?
Our Tatami Tiles would work perfect in a covered screened porch. At any entry way, we would suggest placing entrance mats to remove any excess dirt, mud, snow and water.
I love my new mats, but find they are very slippery. I have the tatami style mat. What can I do to make them less slippery? Can I wash them with soap and water? Dish soap? Please let me know - thank you!
For our Tatami Tiles or any of our other foam tiles, there really isn't a way to make the tiles less slip. Usually what makes you slip is the sweat from your feet or your socks. The best solution to keep your grip on these tiles is to wear socks that have a grip bottom.
Can these tiles be used outside in a child's play area?
Even though our 7/8" Tatami Tiles are made from closed cell EVA, they can be installed outside in a child's play area. These tiles will not last as long as one of our rubber products in the elements, but they have been used for this purpose successfully. The main issues when these tiles are out in the elements on a daily basis are fading and tile degradation.
How well does the tatami tiles hold up with shoe usage during workouts or is it better to be barefoot ?
As long as there are no sharp rocks or other objects in your shoes, our Tatami tiles will hold up to shoes being on them.
Will you ship to APO addresses?
We can ship to APO addresses. You will need to contact one of our flooring heroes for further assistance.
Will the Tatami Tiles hold up outside in an area that is not covered and gets direct morning sun?
Our Tatami Tiles are made of foam and do not hold up well to the elements. You can use these tiles outdoors, but they may not last very long.
Would these tiles be suitable for use in a carpeted room? Are there any additional steps I can take to keep them from moving around?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles can be installed over carpet. If you are having issues with movement, we recommend using double sided tape under the tiles to keep them in place.
Is this made from recycled materials?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles are not made from recycled materials.
Do these mats warp from heat exposure from sun shining through a window?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles will expand and contract when exposed to direct sunlight but will not warp due to direct sun exposure.
Using these on a concrete floor susceptible to dampness - would it be best to place a layer of plastic under tiles?
Water will not damage our 7/8" Tatami Tiles and mold, and mildew will not grow on or under these tiles. If you are concerned with moisture, you can place a moisture barrier under the tiles, but this is not necessary.
What is the fire rating on these?
Lori Collins
Since our 7/8" Tatami Tiles are considered a toy, they are not tested the same way as other flooring products. But under the Flammability of Solids 16 CFR 1500.3(c)(6)(vi) these tiles pass. If you would like the testing for these tiles or any of our foam tile products, please feel free to reach out to one of our Flooring Heroes via phone, chat, or email.
We are wanting to cover an area in our business with these tiles. However, we are wanting three feet tall of our walls covered and slightly padded as well. I was wondering if there was a way to glue these to the walls successfully. Has anyone tried this in the past?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles have been installed on walls with great success. When installing these on a wall, you can use a spray adhesive, or you can use a spray adhesive or a polyurethane.
I run a dog daycare business and was wondering if the foam tile floor holds up to dogs wear and tear? I would put them in my 3 season porch and garage.
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles would not hold up very well to dogs running on them all day. Since dogs nails can be sharp, they tend to tear up the tiles over time.
Are edge pieces inlcluded with the 7/8 Tatami Tiles?
Each Tatami tile comes with two border pieces that allow you to turn any tile into a corner, border, or center tile. We do also offer beveled ramps for these tiles, but these would need to be purchased separately.
what type of adhesive should I use to attach 7/8" Tatami Tiles to painted sheetrock walls or new plywood walls that is nontoxic and will hold up to kids bouncing off of it?
Robert Shank
They type of glue you will want to use to attach our 7/8" Tatami Tiles to a wall is a pressure sensitive glue. You can use a spray adhesive or our 5900 Series Adhesive.
Why are these tiles so slippery? Would had been nice to know ahead of time that these are not suited for use while barefoot.
Jason Raz
Our Tatami Tiles and all of our foam tiles can be a little slippery when first used. This is due to the releasing agent used to remove the tiles from the mold. To prevent from slipping on the tiles, we recommend using grippy bottom socks. These are really the only thing to prevent one from slipping on the tiles.
What the shore hardness rating on the 7/8" Tatami and the 1" MMA puzzle mats.
D l
The shore hardness rating on our Tatami Tiles, MMA Mats, and our Judo Mats is 35 C (+/-3).
We want to use these for trade show flooring. Do they come with sides, so we don't have scalloped edges all the way around?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles come with 2-removable edge pieces allowing you to turn any tile into a border, corner, or center tile. If you are needing more a beveled edge or ramp, we offer those as well. You can find those on the product page.
Are these tiles waterproof? I want to use them to build up a low spot on a flat roof?
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles are water-resistant, not waterproof. Since they are made of foam, when exposed to the elements over time, they will start to degrade in quality. You can use them outdoors as needed, but you may have to replace them sooner than later when exposed to the elements regularly.
Can we use the Tatami Tiles under a hot tub?
You can install our Tatami Tiles have been used as an underpad under a hot tub. Since aesthetics are not essential for this application, the look of the tiles will not matter. The tiles are durable enough to withstand being under the hot tub and will be shielded from the elements to a certain extent allowing them to last longer in an outdoor setting. If a tile were to become too damaged, all you would need to do is just remove the tile and replace it.
Are these 7/8 Tatami Tiles suitable to put a treadmill and elliptical on? Will they indent?
You can place a treadmill or elliptical over our 7/8" Tatami Tiles, but they will indent if you place the fitness equipment directly over the tiles. To prevent this, we recommend placing furniture sliders under the feet on the equipment.
How many tiles are in a box?
Our Tatami Tiles are sold by the tile, so you can order as many tiles as you need.
Will the 2x2' and 3x3' tiles interlock together? I am planning a 4x4 (12'x12') and 2x6 (2'x12') layout and would like the 2 sqft and 3 sqft tiles to connect at the seam.
The 2' x 2' and 3' x 3' tiles will not interlock together.
I was wondering how well will this product holds up to a daycare with mega blocks being dumped on it or being pushed around on it? Will it stand up to having chairs or tables placed on it.
The 7/8" Tatami Tiles are a really thick foam flooring option and would be great for a daycare. Tables and chairs would leave dents in the foam if used for long periods of time and sharp objects such as heavy blocks could leave punctures in the surface with enough force. The advantage of an interlocking foam tile is that if a large tear occurs you can easily replace the tile, this keeps your floor safe without having to completely replace large sections because of minor damage.
Would you recommend these tiles for home dojo flooring to practice lots of pivoting kicks and punching / kicking a hanging heavy bag on? I currently have 4x6 rubber mats and its becoming to harsh on my feet when practicing pivoting kicks.
The Tatami Tiles are great for practicing dynamic movement. They are soft on your feet and still textured enough to have grip for fast movement without being harsh on the skin.
How does a 3 foot by 3 foot tile cover 8.78 sqft and if I need to cover a 6 by 6 foot room why is the recommended QTY 9? Please explain you maths and please show your work.
Our Tatami tiles seem to cover marginally different square footage than you might think because of their interlocking sides, though the full tile size is 3' x 3' when measured. When tiles are interlocked you can see that they are somewhat overlapped, this causes the recommended quantities to increase in our calculator because it is trying to make sure you have enough tiles to be flush with whatever measurements you provide.
How will the foam tiles hold up underneath a treadmill and exercise bike? I’m not concerned about denting...the equipment won’t be moved. More concerned with sliding of the equipment or the foam tiles. The tiles will be installed over a plywood subfloor.
The weight of a treadmill would be enough to hold these tiles in place very easily and would dampen sound created that would otherwise reverberate through your subfloor. The relatively light exercise bike might not be stable on the tiles however. Because an exercise bike usually has a different displacement of weight than a treadmill, you'd likely want to go with our High Density (HD) foam tiles for the bike.
When using double sided tape underneath the interlocking floor tiles, where should the tape be positioned relative to the tiles? For example, should the tape be positioned under the edges of adjacent tiles to keep the seem together, or should the tape be placed so it goes through the center of the tiles?
James B Walters
If you are going to adhere the Tatami Tiles to the ground you would want to ensure that it gets the maximum grip possible. The best way to ensure that a large section of flooring will stay stable when used is to create a grid of double sided tape that runs at 45-degree angles that creates an "X" shape through the tile.
Are these low VOC?
Our mats are certified low-VOC and are compliant with all import standards. We manufacture our mats with our customers in mind as many of our mats are used in playrooms.
Are these tiles low VOC? Non-toxic? I have a toddler who will be playing on them
RubberFlooringInc understands the value of safe foam floor and matting products. Like many of our customers, we also have kids, spouses, family and friends who often end up playing on, working out on, or using our line of soft foam flooring products. Unlike many of the cheap alternatives on the market, we ensure that all of our products are constructed with the highest quality EVA foam material. RubberFlooringInc soft foam tiles and mats are guaranteed to be: Safe, Non-Toxic, Allergen Free, Lead Free, Formamide Free BPA Free, & Fire Retardant Free. In addition, all RubberFlooringInc EVA foam products have been tested to ensure they are phthalate free, are of the highest quality and workmanship, have been fire test rated, and can withstand extreme temperature exposure. This level of testing has never been done before in the soft foam tile industry but we believe in knowing our products are kid safe rather than believing they are. All tests were performed by Exova Labs and the Consumer Testing Laboratory. For more information about our testing processes, please see our press release by clicking here.
Can I work out wearing shoes on tatami tiles without wearing them out?
You can wear shoes on our 7/8" Tatami Tiles. As these tiles are made with foam, there may be some damage to the tiles over time, depending on the shoes and exercises performed. Also, how often and time of use also play into how long these tiles will last. If you do wear out the tiles quickly, we recommend buying one of our rubber tile products.
Hi. Are these tiles non-toxic and tested for harmful chemicals like formaldehyde? Thanks!
Michelle LeBlanc
Our 7/8" Tatami Tiles contain no formaldehyde and are rigorously tested for toxic chemicals. Please see our product spec sheet in the detail section to see all the results.
Are the Tatami tiles low VOC and offer minimal off gassing?
Our Tatami Tiles are low VOC and have minimal off-gassing.
I need to cover the floors for my apt, we live in a big building and the neighbors can hear it when the kids play. i saw that the 1/2" says it is toxin and chemical free- what about these 7/8 tatami - what are the materials used in these mats. have small children here -- one as young as 3. many thanks!
Ka-Man Tse
Our 7/8" Tatami Mats are made out of toxin-free closed-cell EVA foam. The foam is chemically tested and is safe for children to use.
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  Good economical mats for home use
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Russ from Idaho wrote...
I ordered 120 square feet of the 7/8″ tatami mats for portable home use in my living room. My family trains karate (stand up striking), jiu-jitsu (ground work grappling), and general calisthenics fitness on these. The kids love leaving them out to play on and even watch movies on. They've also found that the puzzle edges allow you to build many boxes and triangles creating excellent forts! So, that's an unexpected side benefit ;) We've had them for about 2 weeks now. Overall I am satisfied. I was able to order these brand new with shipping included for less than some local sellers were selling used mats... so the price is excellent. The quality is good. Puzzle interlocks are cut very well and fit nicely together. The tatami finish has a nice texture. Out of the box the tiles are dry to the touch but have a slippery feel. You would not want to do any serious stand up striking/foot-work on these until they've been used a little bit to wear off the slippery. This doesn't take long though, after only a couple grappling sessions they feel like normal. I think just wiping them down with some old towels would do the trick. The mats provide a lot of cushion. They are not too marshmallowy to stand on, but you can definitely feel them squish a bit under foot. Rolling/wrestling on them is very comfortable. I specifically picked the tatami version over the 1″ grappling mats because I expected the tatami mats to be a bit more compressed and less squishy than the grappling mats, making them more useful for stand up work. They mats are secure, the only time I've had them come loose is when we are grappling along the outer edge and someone pushes out hard on the outer row, then the puzzle pieces can pull free, but it's a quick and easy fix and none of the puzzle edges have ripped. The surface is not terribly strong. We have to be careful to pick them up after use and make sure all pets have well-trimmed claws if they might wander across them. Ours have a few small claw holes in them after a couple weeks of ownership until we realized we needed to pay a bit more attention to this. I do not believe these would stand up very well to any type of foot wear. If these were being used in any sort of self-defense class I'd be concerned about people wearing any sort of shoes on them. Note: I dont think the manufacturer intends these for anything other than bare foot use... just wanted to point it out to potential buyers. The size is excellent for home use because the 2'x2' squares are easy to stack and store without taking up an unusual amount of space. For comparison I often train in a dojo that has the 40″ square Century puzzle mats. The Century mats have a stronger surface and are harder overall but would be difficult to store in a home environment due to their size. I believe sells a similar type mat that is comparable to the Century mat and I would probably favor those in any sort of commercial space because they might be a bit stronger. Overall, I'm very happy with these for recreational home use. I may likely order more in the future for a bit more mat space and if a few get damaged I would order replacements.
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I bought these with the though of covering a few areas for exercise and general purpose. They worked so well, I decided to cover the entire floor with them for my wife's workout room. They are very comfortable, have a good amount of grip with shoes or barefoot. However, I would not recommend socks. If I ever need more flooring like this, I will definitely get more!
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My knees were tired of doing Insanity and Plyometrics on my concrete garage floor. I got these tiles and the installation took about ten minutes. I did not have to do any kind of cutting so installation times may increase. For me it was more of a plug and play installation. They look great and the stress on my knees is WAY less! I was worried that they would be too ″squishy″, but they were just right for any type of workouts. I would not place them under heavy equipment. They are definitely worth getting for a workout area and I am planning on getting more for the kids playroom.
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