Kaiteki Half Size Tatami Floor Mat
Our authentic, traditional Japanese Kaiteki Tatami Mats are the perfect Asian style floor covering and are both comfortable enough to walk on and soft enough to rest on or perhaps lay a mattress on.
Manufactured in Taiwan, our mats are constructed in much the same way Tatami mats have been traditionally made in the east, for hundreds of years. For instance, our mats use all natural Rush grass exterior, and rice straw foundation, instead of the wafer board, or particle board or that is commonly found in less expensive mats. Layered Rice straw is more time consuming to manufacturer but it gives our mats that characteristic firmness with a slight give that makes Tatami mats such a unique and valuable floor covering.
In addition, the Rush grass straw used as a covering for our Tatami mats is rated, "Best Grade #1", meaning little or no visible variation in grass straw pattern, further evidence of the quality of construction used in the Haiku Designs Kaiteki Tatami Mats. Finally, the Rush grass mat is wrapped in durable, cloth edging and tightly woven/tension stitched to prevent warping or bending.
Because Tatami Mats include a large portion of rush straw, they are classified an agricultural product and must meet strict U.S. Department of Agricultural custom regulations designed to prevent the introduction of insects, and molds into the country. Most Tatami mat manufacturers meet these requirements by placing toxic powder insecticide coatings into several layers of the tatami mat or fumigating the entire mat with pesticide gas, but not Haiku Designs.
Our Kaiteki Tatami Mats are the cleanest, most eco-friendly mats available today because they are processed and manufactured naturally. Instead of toxic pesticide powders, fumigation gas or sprays, our mats meet the U.S. Customs requirements by means of an infrared heat process that gently heats the mats eliminating any potential molds. In addition, our rush straw components are thoroughly washed using a special process before manufacturing. The end product is a stunning, all natural floor covering that is all natural, eco-friendly, and toxin free. With proper treatment, our Tatami mats will last up to 20 years.
Benefits of Tatami Mats
In addition to the health benefits related to the zero-chemical exposure, our Tatami Mats provide relief from physical strain. When used as floor mats Tatami Mats provide a less impactful surface for walking, kneeling, sitting, or meditating. When used for sleep, Tatami Mats offer a supportive surface with a slight give, helping promote good posture and proper spile alignment without the hardness of a solid floor. Additionally, Tatami Mats help purify the air by absorbing nitrogen dioxide, help regulate moisture by absorbing moisture during periods of high humidity and releasing it back into the air during dry spells, and help control temperature by behaving as a natural insulator.
- Cleanest, most eco-friendly mats available today
- Processed and manufactured naturally
- Natural, renewable materials
- No toxic pesticide powders or harmful sprays
- Meets strict JAS, JIS, and USDA standards
- Manufactured in Taiwan
35.5"W x 35.5"L x 2"H