Japanese Tatami Mats

Japanese Tatami Mat Room

A "Just-Right" Meeting of Comfort and Firmness

Our authentic, traditional Japanese Kaiteki Tatami Mats are the perfect Asian style floor covering and are both comfortable enough to walk on and yet soft enough to rest on or perhaps lay a mattress on. Learn More

Kaiteki Half Size Tatami Floor Mat

Kaiteki Standard/Large Size Tatami Floor Mat

Kaiteki Auspicious Layout 5-Piece Tatami Mat Set - Save $45!

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1/2 Size:

  • Half Size Mat is 35.5" long by 35.5" wide and 2.25" thick, 42 lbs.

Standard / Large Size:

  • Standard/Large Size Mat is 71" long by 35.5" wide and 2.25" thick, 84 lbs.

Auspicious Layout 5-Piece Mat Set Size:

  • This special website price Includes 4 authentic, standard/large size mats and 1 half size tatami mat. When you purchase this set, you save up to $100 off the freight shipping price within the continental United States! Truck line shipping.
  • 4 Standard/Large Size Mats and one Half Size Mat for a total size of 8' 10.5" by 8' 10.5" Square. Total weight is 378 lbs.

See a visual layout of our Tatami Mats sizes here

Shipping Information

Tatami Mats-Individual or Bulk 

In order to ensure our Tatami mats arrive at your location safely we double box and add extra padding to all shipments. For Canadian shipments please contact us here for exact shipping charges.

** Please note: Sage border is only available in Standard/Large size and a has a minimum order quantity of 4 mats**

1-3 Tatami mats can be shipped to you via FedEx Ground
4+ Tatami mats will require Truck Line shipping

Shipping Fee: $25 per mat
Delivery time: 2-4 weeks

Auspicious Layout 5-Piece Tatami Set Order

Shipping Fee: $99             You Save $25!
Delivery time: 2-4 weeks

Color Options

Black Trim

Sage Trim
(Only Available on Standard / Large sized Mats)

Product Guarantee

This product is guaranteed against any defects in workmanship and material for one year from the date of purchase. All products are shipped to you fully insured. For your convenience, if a situation does occur regarding warranty or shipping issues, Haiku Designs will file and coordinate all claims and warranty replacements.

Haiku Designs guarantees 100% Customer Satisfaction.

Your Happiness is important to us. Haiku Designs makes every effort to ensure our customer’s complete satisfaction on each and every order.

"Rest Easy" Return Policy

You may return new, resalable items within 30 days of delivery for a refund. Items should be returned in their original packaging material. Please visit our Customer Satisfaction Center for more information. Thank You.

The Kaiteki Authentic Japanese Style Tatami Mats

Our exclusive Kaiteki Tatami Mats are designed to withstand years and years of heavy use. Great for entrance areas, dining rooms, meditation rooms, bedrooms or martial arts studios.

Manufactured in Taiwan for the Japanese Home market and bearing the JAL approval certificate for quality, and for use of non-toxic materials in construction, our Haiku Designs Tatami mats are quite simply the best tatami mats available in the American market today.

Kaiteki is translated from Japanese as "Comfort". We call this the great meeting of two distinct styles, firmness with good support and comfort in the slight give, and natural relaxing feel of the rush straw Tatami mats.  Enjoy the "Not too soft - not too hard" comfort that these beautiful Tatami mats offer.

craftsmen making tatami

Japanese Craftsmen making traditional tatami mats about 1860

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 firm feeling with a slight and comfortable give that make 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.

This entire package is then wrapped in a durable cloth edging and tightly woven and tension stitched to prevent warping or bending.  

Up Close and Personal

Tatami Mats Closeups

Top Left: Rush grass exterior (Grade 1)    -    Top Right: Black Cotton Corner Stitching

Bottom Left: Tension Stitching    -    Bottom Right: Natural Moisture Barrier on Bottom of Mat

Eco-Friendly: Better for you and your home

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.

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, eliminating any potential problems. 

What this means to you is that the Tatami mats from Haiku Designs offer a beautiful, harmonious traditional Japanese style floor covering for your home or office that is made from all-natural, renewable materials in a way that is Eco-friendly and toxin free.

Assembled in Taiwan, our Kaiteki Tatami mats are approved and certified for sale in Japan meeting the strict JAS and JIS standards for sale of products in Japan.  With proper treatment, our Tatami mats will last up to 20 years. 

Orders of up to 2 mats are shipped Fed  Express or UPS ground shipping. Larger orders are shipped 1st Class Truck freight fully insured. 


  • 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

Tatami Mats Living Room

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 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 listed below 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. Bring good fortune to your home and consider our special Washitsu Auspicious Tatami package and save.

auspicious tatami layout

Benefits of Tatami Mats

Tatami mats are an ideal floor covering.  Perfect for bedrooms, whole homes, offices, meditation or yoga spaces, our Kaiteki Tatami mats are a comfortable, all natural floor covering that is are supportive to the body, but also less jarring and impactful to the knees, back and joints when walking.   They are also a natural air purifier, cleaning the air by absorbing nitrogen dioxide in the room.  In addition our All Natural Tatami mats do not off gas any dangerous chemicals, pesticides, or Formaldehyde gasses, as they are a 100 % natural produce. Our Tatami mats because they are made of layers of Rush Grass and Rice straw are hydroscopic; absorbing moisture during periods of high humidity and naturally discharging the moisture back into the room when the air is dry, creating a comfortable balanced moisture balance that feels great. 

As an added benefit Tatami mats act as an insulator as well, keeping your room cool in the summer and holding heating and warmth during the cold season. 

Tatami mats help to cl.ean 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.

Please contact us at information@haikudesigns.com if you need a suggestion for your Tatami layout.

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