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How Much Is a BJJ Mat?

How Much Is a BJJ Mat Different Budget Options & Prices

Proper flooring is absolutely essential in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu space. The right BJJ mat will help protect athletes and keep them safe from impact and skin injuries. Although safety and quality takes priority, a budget is always a factor as well. Many people looking into renovating or creating a training space are left with the question: ''What can I expect from a BJJ mat price?''

As one can expect, the answer to the question varies. It depends on the style, material, and design of the mat. Other varying factors include cushion, portability, home installation vs. commercial installations and portability.

Here is a break down of BJJ mat options and their corresponding prices available at Gym Rubber by Greatmats, a leading provider of BJJ flooring in the United States.

1. Lowest Price:

Judo Mats Interlocking Lite 1.25 Inch

Judo Mats Interlocking Lite mats are one of the cheapest yet high-quality BJJ mats out there. They cost just a little more than two dollars per square foot. These mats are intended to cover the minimum level of cushion necessary to safely practice BJJ - at the lowest price. The tiles are made of 1.25 inch thick EVA foam and offer a no-burn tatami surface. These mats are a great choice for both home and commercial spaces. The reversible puzzle mats are black on one side and gray on the other, allowing you to create clear competition ''rings'' by simply flipping the tiles over. Mats are a sanitary option as well. They are simple to clean, quick drying and non-absorbent. These mats weigh just over 7 pounds each and ship via ground or freight delivery.

2. Fall Protection:

Grappling MMA Mats 1 5/8 Inch

Grappling MMA Mats offer all of the same material and benefits of the 1.25-inch mats above while adding in more fall protection and color options. These mats are sold at just under three dollars a square foot. These mats measure 3.28 x 3.28 feet (1 x 1 meter), so it does not take too many to cover an entire studio space. Tiles come in five different vibrant color options. Grappling MMA mats come at a great BJJ mat price because of the fall protection rating they offer. With a four-foot critical fall height rating, these mats help prevent serious head injuries from occurring. Grappling MMA Mats are also popular for regional and national competitions and are the mat of choice for numerous world champion BJJ coaches and competitors. The 9-pound tiles ship via ground or freight delivery.

3. Tight Spaces:

Home MMA BJJ Mats 1.5 Inch

Home MMA BJJ Mats are the slightly smaller version of the above. At $2.25 per square foot, these are a great BJJ mat price. Home BJJ mats offer all of the same benefits of the aforementioned 1.5 inch thick puzzle mats (minus one color option) in a smaller package. The 2x2 foot BJJ puzzle mats allow you to set up a workout space in much tighter quarters. The smaller sized mats make it easy to fit mats in non-standard layouts or customize size without wasting material. Mats run just cents more than the Judo Mats Interlocking Lite version of puzzle mat. Because the mats are smaller, there are more seams when covering a larger space. However, mats fit together so snuggly that seams do not tend to be a problem for people. At 3.6 pounds per tile, they ship via ground or freight delivery, depending on the size of the order.

4. Personal and Portable:

Roll Out Mats

For a personalized mat you can take on the go, Roll Out mats are the top choice. Priced at about $4 per square foot for a 5x10 foot area, this mat is often offered with free shipping. The mat 1.25 inches thick, has no seams and is the fastest BJJ mat to install and remove. The home rollout BJJ mat is made of a cross-linked polyethylene foam base covered with a tatami-textured vinyl surface. Another awesome perk to those mats is that you can choose from nine different vibrant colors.

5. International standard:

Elite Striking Arts Pro Mat Tatami

While extremely popular for Karate and Taekwondo, these mats are also approved by the International Judo Federation for top-level competition. Mats are hand constructed with top-of-the-line materials: tatami-texture surface bonded to a polyethylene foam. Elite Striking Arts Pro Mats come in at $4.14 per square foot. However, these mats are heavyweight, which can increase the BJJ mat price. Each 1 x 2 meter mat weights 42 pounds and can only be freight delivered, which increases cost. For those wanting a professional and long-lasting floor, the cost is worth it. One of the thicker options at 1.5 inches, the mat offers excellent impact absorption while remaining firm enough for standing techniques. The mats feature an anti-skid bottom, so they are not reversible, but offer one of the longest warranties in the industry at 5 years.

6. Versatility:

Gym Mats 5x10 ft x 2 inch 4V 18 oz.

Folding gym mats come at a higher BJJ mat price of $6.48 per square foot, but they offer the greatest versatility. Mats can be used alone, connected to other folding mats or hung on walls for wall padding. These mats are two inches thick and thus offer amazing impact absorption. Mats are made of PE foam covered in smooth vinyl and are perfect for training in takedowns or whenever some extra padding is needed. The black- or blue-colored 2-inch-thick, smooth vinyl-covered PE foam BJJ mats offer excellent impact absorption for falls and are reversible. At 36 pounds per mat, folded BJJ mats are available for either ground or freight delivery.

Any of these mats can be cleaned and disinfected using a damp mop and mild household cleaners.

Choose the Best BJJ Mat

As you explore the world of BJJ mats, you will find that the quality and price of Gym Rubber products are second to none. Not only does Gym Rubber make high-quality products accessible and affordable, they make the entire process of purchasing and installing them simple. The Gym Rubber team is always at the ready to assist you in obtaining the best product for the best BJJ mat price.
For more on this topic please review our Judo Mats Tatami Puzzle Mats product page.