Kaiteki Auspicious Layout 5-Piece Tatami Mat Set
Auspicious 5 Piece Set Layout
In the Edo period of classical Japanese culture, the art of placing Tatami mats in a certain pattern in a home, teahouse, or temple was thought to be auspicious and to bring good fortune. This later came to be known as a Washitsu room or a Japanese style room. When complimented with traditional Japanese items of furniture such as futons and Rice paper lamps, the result produces a sense of natural beauty, harmony, and simplicity all key elements of Japanese home design.
Although today Tatami mats are used in a wide range of places and configurations the traditional “Auspicious” style layout mentioned above confers a balance and sense of harmony and beauty wherever it is placed. It is often used in traditional and modern style homes both in Japan and here in the states to bring balance, order, and an auspicious flow of good luck.
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.
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.
- Natural grass straw wrapped in tightly woven rush straw
- Black or Sage Green trim available
- 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
Standard Size Mat- 35.5"W x 71"L x 2"H
Half Size Mat- 35.5"W x 35.5"L x 2"H
Our Haiku Concierges are experts on the products we sell and can help you find the perfect pieces for your home. We can answer whatever questions you may have. In addition, we’ve compiled some of our customers most common questions into our FAQ. Please contact us through our online contact page or the methods below. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied!
Furniture over $199 Ships for Free in the Continental (Lower 48) United States of America. We do charge for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories and International Shipments, which is quoted on an order-by-order basis. Most furniture ships freight, which is delivered curbside to your driveway. If you need assistance getting the item into your house, carrying furniture up a flight of stairs, or more hands-on services, like assembly or white glove services, we can assist with finding the right upgrades at the right prices. Please contact our Haiku Concierges at our toll-free number and we’re happy to help. Check out our Shipping Made Simple blog post or our Shipping Information page.
Returns and Cancellations
Most of our customers love the our products at first sight, but if you change your mind or don’t like a product, we can cancel most orders up to the point they ship. Products in new, unopened, resalable condition can also be sent back in original packaging materials, but the customer is responsible for the return shipping/freight charges, per our Return Policy. Lastly, Custom Made and Made-to-Order items must be cancelled with 72 hours, or are charged in full to start the production, at which point, they can’t be cancelled or returned. Please contact our Haiku Concierges at our toll-free number if you have questions.
Our catalog of furniture items are high quality and made to last. All furniture items are sold with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in craftsmanship or functionality per our Return Policy. For your convenience, if a situation does occur regarding warranty or shipping issues, Haiku Designs will file and coordinate all claims and warranty replacements. Beyond that it is our desire to have happy customers and earn your business any time you have home furnishing needs. Feel free to contact us with any issues you have with a Haiku Designs purchase and we’ll do what we can to help you resolve them.
Haiku Designs accepts all the major credit cards, checks, and PayPal through our secure website checkout. You are also able to use PayPal Credit if you desire to pay over time. Generally, we’ll charge you at the time the order ships (except custom and made-to-order items which are charged ahead of starting production).
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