Description - 7/8" thick 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.
Material – Durable closed cell
Size – 24" x 24" (Note: Tiles do overlap 1” where they lock together)
Thickness – 7/8 Inch (~20mm)
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 2.0
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.
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.