Tatami, it’s a Japanese word. In Japanese, it is written “tatami”‘and literally means ‘folded and stacked’.
This is used to cover the entire floor of the houses, in the most prominent rooms (not in the kitchen, bathroom or entrance) flush with the entrance floor.
Traditionally they were made with Rice Straw, but today they are already manufactured in artificial materials such as polystyrene or expanded polystyrene, EVA, etc…
A tatami mat always has the same size. Rooms in Japan are built according to the number of tatami mats they are able to accommodate.
Traditionally they are manufactured in 90X180, but today they can already be found of any other size.
Tatami Martial Arts
For martial arts there is a great variety on the market.
Segmentation is carried out according to the martial arts to be served:
Judo, Karate, Aikido, MMA, Yoga, Kickboxing, etc…
Each martial art has its specifications that mark the construction of each kind of soil.
For Karate, a floor that must be firm must be sufficiently flexible and absorb impacts from falls and projections is required.
Typically, densities ranging from 80kg/m3 to 130kg/m3 are used. Dojos sometimes use judo tatami mats because they share activities.
WKF approval is done with density of 110kg/m3.
We at Kimonosport in addition to the tatami Tatamix K20W Homologated WKF we have a karate-oriented range such as:
Tatamix T25X, Tatamix T20X, Tatamix E20X, Tatamix K20L, Tatamix TJ25, Tatamix TK20
JUDO / AIKIDO
The sport of Judo and Aikido are sports of great projections and falls. For this reason the capacity for wave absorption and damping should be higher. In this case we move in densities of about 200kg/m3.
For Judo and Aikido we have a great quantity and quality of Tatamis:
Tatamix TL40, Tatamix TT40, Tatamix JJ40, Tatamix J50R, Tatamix J40L, Tatamix J40F.
We are manufacturers of Tatami’s.
Whatever solution you need we have.