Tatami mats help to clean the air by absorbing nitrogen dioxide in the room. They are also hydroscopic; absorbing moisture during periods of high humidity and naturally discharging the moisture when the air is dry. Tatami mats act as an insulator as well, keeping your room cool in the summer and warmer in the winter time.
We offer traditional rice straw filled tatami mats. While some manufacturers add cardboard and paper to the inner core, we use only natural rice straw filling. Manufacturing has changed substantially over the years, and many producers now use a foam core in their mats. In our research and experience, straw fill is more durable, lasts longer and doesn't compress as easily as foam filled mats.
As a direct importer, we offer quality mats at reasonable prices. We are able to negotiate deep discounts with our freight carriers, lowering costs and saving our customers money. Our manufacturer focuses on quality and practices sustainable harvesting of materials. Choose a mat size that fits your needs, whether it will be used as a tatami bed or as tatami floor mats, we offer six sizes to help with your layout design.
Our Our tatami mats are made by skilled craftsmen. The top layer of the mat is made of a double layer of igusa rush grass. The grass is naturally dried and woven into a beautiful matting. Rice straw is sun dried and then baked at a steady temperature to create a pest free, sterile fill. The finished straw is woven and compressed to form the firm, inner core of the mat. A moisture resistant barrier is stitched to the bottom. This protective barrier helps to extend the life of the mat. The layers are sewn together with a cotton twine and bound along two sides with a fabric border. Tatami mats are not fire retardant.
Tatami mats are green when new and over time will dry to become light tan in color. To extend the life of your Tatami, keep them dry to avoid possible mildew. Remove the mats periodically and allow them to dry outdoors for an afternoon. Avoid direct sun and lean mats on edge, against a wall. This allows ventilation on both sides If you live in a damp climate, a room dehumidifier will help protect your Tatami. To extend the life of your mats and avoid surface damage, remove your shoes before stepping on or walking on them. If you use a futon or mattress on top of your Tatami, air-dry your mats by removing the futon or mattress periodically
To freshen and protect your mats, rotate them regularly to even out wear from high traffic areas. Vacuum your mats at least once a month or as needed. Use a slightly damp cloth for general cleaning. Do not use strong detergents or abrasive cleaners as these may damage the surface of the mats. For stubborn marks, use an equal portion of white vinegar and water using a damp cloth.