Description - Tatami Tiles provide an ultra thick foam mat or flooring surface that is designed for use in martial arts training studios and karate dojos. The thickness provides extra shock absorption in case of falls and as such, these tile have been used in kids play rooms also. The Tatami surface pattern of the tiles is designed to mimic Japanese tatami mats and the pattern can be laid out so that it all faces the same direction or it can be crisscrossed. Each tatami tile is constructed of 100% clean and safe EVA foam that is waterproof, stain resistant, and 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 – Soft, safe, and durable closed cell EVA foam.
Size – 24" x 24" (Note: Tiles do overlap 1” where they lock together)
Thickness – ~19mm
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 2.0 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – Tatami Tiles were originally designed to provide a safe and shock absorbing training surface for a variety of mixed martial arts and have been used in a variety of ways including as MMA Mats, Judo Mats, Grappling Mats, Jiu Jitsu Mats, Karate Dojo Flooring, Play Room Flooring for Kids, Exercise Mats, As Light Duty Home Gym Flooring, and more.
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.