Traditional tatami mats, in contrast to flat bamboo mats, are about two inches thick and about 3' x 6', crafted from woven rush grass stuffed with rice straw, framed with wood, and trimmed on the long sides with black cotton or silk brocade strips. We also offer a 3' x 3' size, as well as 6 other sizes to fit, in pairs, American standard full, queen, king, and California king, as well as Euro full, queen, and king sized mattresses or futons. We also offer an inexpensive, simple Goza Mat, a 3' x 6' single layer of woven rush grass bound with a black cotton edge.
Our tatamis include a breathable moisture barrier to encourage evaporation and maintain warmth underfoot, discouraging mold growth under the panels. The Goza mat does not.
As flooring, tatami mats are not as durable or as easy to clean as a wood floor and are not stain or water resistant, not a good choice for foot traffic- hallways, foyers, kitchens or bathrooms. Care is necessary to keep the woven rush grass tops clean and DRY. Yoga and massage studios and other health oriented enterprises use tatamis to create raised shoe-free zones within larger rooms. Customers purchase singles or pairs to lay right on the floor for a small raised area, great for yoga or exercise, or for a simple tatami bed platform- an attractive alternative to a platform bed or a mattress foundation and frame.
However, we also offer beautifully crafted all wood platform style Tatami Beds in Black, Walnut, and Honey stained. Designed for pairs, built to fit standard US queen, king, or California king sized mattresses or futons.
Customers describe dozens of uses: natural floor coverings, simple bed platforms, table tops, entertainment centers, massage tables, shoe shelfs, and dog beds, to mention a few. We're sure you will find a use for many of our fine quality, low priced tatami mats.