Can I sleep on tatami?
Of course! Sleeping on tatami is good for your back and your posture. You can sleep directly on the floor with just a pillow, or you can get a tatami futon.
If you use a futon mattress on the tatami, we recommend airing/flipping the mattress once per month.
Can I place furniture on tatami?
Yes. Even though tatami is often used in a minimalist-style setting, you will often find low tables, cushions, and futon mattresses in tatami rooms.
We offer a small selection of accessories designed for use with your tatami.
What size are individual tatami pieces?
We sell honma format mats, which measure (full-size) 190 cm by 95 cm, and are 5.5 cm thick. The half-size mats are 95 cm by 95 cm.
How heavy is tatami?
Our full size mat weighs 66 lbs (30 kg) and our half size mat weighs 33 lbs (15 kg).
Where is your tatami manufactured? What is your tatami manufactured with?
Our tatami is manufactured in Fukuyama, Japan. Our craftsmen use traditional rice straw and rush mats. You will never find any non-natural foam, insulation, or latex in our mats.
How long does tatami last?
Our tatami lasts 15 years with proper care.
Is your tatami durable? Can they withstand impact?
Yes. The rice straw provides excellent absorption capabilities.
How do I remove a stain from tatami?
Use a dry cloth to pick up a wet spill. Use a damp cloth to clean a mess. If residue is present gently use a toothbrush to loosen particles.
Can I place tatami directly on the floor?
Yes. Some people like to put the tatami on a rug to keep the mat from shifting. There is also a vapor barrier on the underside of the mat to protect it.