Martial Arts Karate Mat Premium 1 Inch
Interocking Martial Arts Mats: Karate
Top Features for Martial Arts Karate Mat Premium 1 Inch
- Great for karate studio floors
- High density EVA foam material allows for quick spins and jumps
- Interlocking design makes for fast DIY installation
- Puzzle interlocks hold tightly together
- Double colors, double sided with wood grain option
- Each tile includes 4 border strips
- Leather surface texture allows for shoes
- Waterproof and easy to clean
Martial Arts Studios, Karate Mats, Dojo Flooring, Taekwondo Mats
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Interlocking Karate and Taekwondo Floor Mats
Choose our heavy duty karate mat when seeking quality flooring for a studio or at-home workout area. Our 1 inch thick interlocking foam mats deliver excellence across the board, generating impressive versatility.
These interlocking karate mats are constructed of firm polyethylene (PE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). They have a smooth leather finish specifically designed for multiple shoe types. They are perfect for allowing quick movements from participants and athletes.
Large Karate Mat
This karate mat measures 40x40 inches (or about 1x1 meter) with a Shore C 50 density. This big coverage means it will deliver desired results as a taekwondo competition mat size.
It contains materials that are safe for children. The foams are extremely durable and do not absorb liquids. Closed cells styles cost a bit more than open cells, but open cell potentially will absorb moisture, which can lead to problems with odor, mold, and mildew.
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate: It offers a durable and flexible karate mat.
Polyethylene: It absorbs energy from a student jumping on it.
Here are some of the terms customers encounter when considering different types of interlocking mats.
Thicknesses: Our premium 1 inch thick foam mats are among the thinnest types that we have. These thinner units are ideal for disciplines where the kids spend a majority of the practice time on their feet. Thicker options, such as 1-5/8”, excel for fall protection, such as in MMA.
Shore C density: Our models run in a range between 35 and 55. Those who are involved in a lot of ground action, such as judo, often use a Shore C of around 35. Densities of around 40 excel in impact absorption that’s needed in disciplines that feature a lot of jumping kicks. For those who need a solid footing to guarantee balance, these karate mats carry a 50 rating.
Textured surface: A thatch type of texture can prevent wear and tear from shoes and boots used in a combat martial art or aerobic training. And if concerned about skin burns for judo or MMA, a tatami style top is a good choice.
However, for bare foot workouts, the thatch texture might cause pain. A smoother top works better. These karate mats offer a leathery upper layer for barefoot training.
Figuring Out the Right Karate Mat Size
The various models offer slightly different strengths and weaknesses that play a key role in determining whether a particular style will meet the needs of dojos everywhere.
Design: These are constructed in a variety of designs. Rolled flooring works well for extremely large spaces. But the puzzle design is the easiest type to lay out because the individual tiles don't weigh much. Models that fold typically are limited to things like crash pads or temporary grappling spaces in specific areas where a little more cushion is needed.
Striking discipline: For those workouts featuring striking, like taekwondo, kickboxing, muay thai, and kung fu, this is a smart pick. Avoid slippery floorings, as students will be working with or without soft shoes. The smoothness of our 1 inch foam mats is great for this.
Cushioned support: This 1” measure is a good option to provide some cushioning, while giving a participant the support he or she needs to be able to make sudden movements. If the core is too soft, participants will feel as though they're moving slow, unable to make explosive moves.
Crash pad: For learning a discipline that features highly impacted landings and throws, seek padding that offers a thickness of at least 2 in. These are even available in thicknesses up to 12 inches, depending on the amount of cushion desired.
Water resistance: Having a non-absorbent style is important. No one wants them absorbing sweat from participants and carrying a lingering odor. Our martial arts karate mat meets that need perfectly.
Other concerns: Pay attention to the thicknesses, as well as the densities. Thicker units will usually provide extra cushioning.
These offer a nice versatility that will work with quite a few different disciplines.
Install Tips for Karate Mats
Each one has a coverage area of 10.76 square feet and weighs 8 pounds, meaning it's easy to maneuver for one person assembling it alone.
The interlock designs with our karate mat allow it to fit extremely tightly. Don't worry about a loose tile causing a seam to pop up that could trip someone.
With the interlock, these require no special adhesives for installations. Although a double sided carpet tape is usable, it's not necessary in most instances. Feel confident using a dry lay installation with this tile.
Place them over any hard surface. Installations over carpeting are not recommended, though, as the tiles could slip.
Some people like to install them at a house for workouts. Because they are easy to install and can be cut to fit tightly to the edge of a room, they work great in almost any type of use case.
Each tile ships with four border strips, allowing for creating a flat edge anywhere it's needed. This gives endless options for corners and edges of the installation, whether using a tight to the wall or island design. If the karate mat needs to be cut, simply use a straight edge and a sharp utility knife to size them properly to fit the space.
During installation, leave an approximately 1/2” gap around the perimeter of the room. This allows for expansion, which can occur with fluctuations in heat and humidity. Additionally, keep direct sunlight off them if possible, as this can heat them up and cause expansion.
Ours appear in hundreds of studios and at numerous competitions nationwide. These meet strict specs. These have been a favorite for trainers and teachers globally for better than a decade, meaning they have withstood the test of time.
The cushioning provides a softness for a taekwondo student. Choosing to jump on these causes less risk of joint stress for the participant, as the cushioned material reduces the strain on the body. This also allows kids to participate in classes for a longer continuous amount of time.
Our 1-year warranty includes protection against manufacturer defects. Be confident in the longevity provided.
The reversible karate floor tiles come in three multi color options of black/gray, red/blue, and wood grain/black. Color tone variations can and will most likely occur within the same batch. Even those that are made at the factory within minutes of each other can vary in color. Occasionally, the coloring may transfer from the materials to feet and uniforms. Our experience shows that red and black tiling most often transfers the colors. This is common with EVA.
For customers matching the faux wooden grain found with previous orders, please request a sample from our customer service, as wooden grains can have varying colors, and our current colors may not match older versions.
Cleaning with a vacuum is the best method for regularly caring for these. We recommend testing the vacuum to ensure the machine won't cause damage. (Especially heavy and powerful vacuums could damage it.) Test it with the vacuum in an area where if damage occurs, it won't be noticeable.
To wipe up a water spill or sweat, just use a dry towel. To clean spots, only use diluted vinegar or diluted bleach for washing the karate mat. Dawn dish soap is also very gentle for these. Spot clean using a scrub brush and a sponge.
In large commercial areas for a more thorough cleaning, you may use a walk behind auto cleaner machine. These do not soak up any water or chemicals during the cleaning process.
FAQ Karate Mats Q&A
What is dojo matting called?
These are called karate floor mats or martial arts mat products. They cover the subfloor of the training hall wherever there are students working on a Japanese discipline. Aikido mats work for this situation, as do MMA puzzle mats.
What do they use for premium martial arts floor mats?
EVA foam is great for athletic activities that involve jumping because of the cushion and resilience the material has. Additionally, it is easy to clean and disinfect, making it a popular selection. Ours will greatly outperform used martial arts mats, delivering excellent quality.
What are floorings at a dojo made of?
These often consist of shock absorption foams that handle impacts, keeping a student safe from painful bumps and bruises. Thinner high density foam is best for striking arts, while padding of at least 2” is desirable for high impact landings. Our karate mat will outperform used judo mats flooring.
Are martial arts puzzle mats good for jiu jitsu?
Yes. Our high quality closed cell matting has extreme durability, providing an excellent value. Ours also have a smooth surface texture, which is nice for use with bare feet.
How thick should jiu jitsu matting be?
The best measurement is 1 to 1.75 inches. These levels yield an excellent mixture of cushioned subflooring to protect students along with a sturdy footing for controlled strikes.
The 1 inch mats, we use for private lessons in our smaller space and tournaments. Still as firm as when I first purchased them.
Thanks for your help. We had just the right number of mats to finish the job.
Round Rock, TX
This was the perfect flooring for our feeding therapy room. It is sturdy, easy to clean, and safe for play.
Broken Arrow, OK
We are very happy with your product. Thank you for your great service and amazing products.
St Thomas, AE
I don’t have to put a wood border around. This one doesn’t go anywhere. The edging holds up. I’m very impressed. They cut well around corners and around poles. We have two poles in our room.
They're durable and age well over time. They stay in place and don't fray. They're soft, but not too soft... soft enough that if somebody fell on them, they'd do the job. You can do rolls or throws or self defense on the mats.
I highly recommend people to use Greatmats. The quality is great. The price is good. The service is good. I don't have any complaints. I've shopped. I don't feel there's need to buy anywhere else.
Very satisfied with the product, the customer service was excellent and the delivery was very well coordinated and fast even when shipping in Canada. Thanks for everything.
I was surprised on how fast my delivery came to my karate school. Easy to unpack I installed right away beautiful red and blue mats for safe floor for my children to practice karate on. Thank you so much we'll be making another order soon. Shihan School of Shihan School Survival.
Greatmats have been huge upgrade for our Karate school. Our 1,600 sq.ft. floor can be cleaned and disinfected in less than 30 minutes and the surface is fantastic to work out on. Very firm but absorbs all impact. A truly amazing product.
Saint Clairsville, OH
I bought my mats from you back around 2005/2004. I purchased the red and blue puzzle 1 inch mats.
I still have them today. I'm actually looking to get new mats for my new location. I got a lot of use out of my mats.
Wake Forest, NC
We are so happy to have a set of mats! The 1 inch mats are made of quality material, and will work well for sparring. So easy to assemble and versatile. We can set up one master ring, a couple smaller rings, or a long run way to practice jumping kicks. Fits our needs perfectly. We just got them, so don't know the status of durability, but from the quality of the product, and proper care, they should last for a long time. Storage is easy, as they stack nicely.
Des Moines, IA
We love our Great Mats flooring. We opted for the 1" karate mats because the aerobic flooring was on backorder and we needed it quickly; I was worried, but completely unnecessarily. I am so pleased with my decision. No more joint problems for me or my customers-not from our floors! Our old floors were concrete under carpet. These are NOT slippery, yet easy to pivot and dance on. They are easy to clean. We vaccuum or dust with a swiffer-type dry mop and steam mop twice a week to sanitize. They can also be mopped with soap and water-we just haven't found the need to do that with the steam mop.
Customers who left because of joint issues related to our flooring, are now coming back.
EAGLE RIVER, AK
Greatmats was excellent to work with. The product was shipped as expected and communications were timely and professional. The product was exactly as advertised and is a fantastic Taekwondo academy floor! Great job Greatmats! Your products and customer service were excellent.
Thanks for all of your assistance. We were concerned about finding the right mat to go with our decorating scheme and be functional. The one-inch karate mats are perfect for our home dojo. Lots of cushion and a very classy appearance.
Larry & Karen
We order our dojo mats from Greatmats.com. After months of training on carpet, our students loved the new mats. It made a huge difference in our student's moral and performance. The mats were easy to install and fit wonderfully. We did have a few issues with the freight company but the customer support staff at Greatmats took care of the issue. We look forward to many years of training on our mats.
The Greatmats that I purchased recently and placed in the Dojo that my wife, daughter and me use. The mats are awesome and make training for our Taekwondo Black Belt tests so much more efficient and enjoyable.
Thank you Greatmats!
the staff was easy to work with and explained product thoroughly. I have used them repeatedly for past 2 years.
Delivery was great, it was quick to arrive and the installation was incredibly easy! We couldn't be happier with the mats and our clients agree!
Very satisfied with the flooring. I recommend greatmats for all your martial arts flooring.
Are the mats fire proof in any way?
My mother is elderly and in bad health and very weak and falls. I want a product that will protect her hips and things in a fall. Is this a product you would recommend for that purpose? Or do you suggest a different style?
Can you glue down the mats or use tape?
What sort of surfaces can these mats be installed over? Laminate floors? Carpets? And will they damage the floors they are laid over?
I am wondering if there is any data on voc's on these? I would like to order them, but need to know this first.
Will the wooden design fade during time or heavy traffic?
Do you have transitions/ reducers for this product?