Tatami CocoMats are a new addition to our range of Tatami products.
Since the Middle Ages Tatami Mats have been part of Japanese culture.
Samurai who as warriors had high status, we’re told enjoyed sleeping on these mats.
Gradually these versatile mats became a mass-produced item and anyone who had the yen, could buy.
There are still do’s and don’ts but that’s enough history for now.
Tatami Mats are becoming a global phenomenon. Regions such as Asia and Europe are embracing Tatami. Manufacture is mostly in China but Taiwan and Korea also have factories and make under license. This is a critical point as it keeps standards on an even keel.
A traditional Tatami Mat is made from compressed rice straw with Sea grass woven around the core and edged with a brocade.
These materials were readily available in Japan, an island nation and that contributed to their growth.
It’s fair to say they are heavy, about 25 kg and being a natural product it’s crucial they don’t get wet.
As with all things that enjoy success there are those who want to improve and better what’s gone before.
CocoMats a Tatami with NEW filling
Tatami Cocomats have recently been introduced into Europe. These mats are quite different, they feel softer and are considerably lighter.
The core is a combination of coconut hair and a cotton based natural filling.
Coconut hair fibres are bonded by latex and 1.8 cm thick. A further 1 cm of mixed cotton and linen is laid on top.
This combination establishes a pliable surface perfect for Yoga and soft exercise. The core is then covered with a soft rush called Igusa grass. Like all “real” Tatami mats the long edge has a Black fabric of some kind.
Perfect as an exercise or Yoga tatami they can also be used as a bed base or floor mat like the “Trad” version.
All these improvements make CocoMat Tatami lighter (10 kg) and consequently easier to handle.
Furthermore there is no aroma or smell when they come out of the packaging. As a result rice straw version sometimes but not always had a “whiff” like any straw. But it would disappear after some days.
Very important in Japanese culture and in my home is for it to be a “shoes free” zone. It’s really nice to walk on Tatami mats especially the Tatami Cocomat.
Most noteworthy is using these Tatami with our range of Low Level beds, pictured below.
Size: 70 cm or 90 cm x 200 cm x 3 cm. Mixed Cotton / Flax, and Coconut fibre.
FREE delivery is the first point to emphasise. If your order can be sent from stock ittakes about 2 or 3 working days, usually. BUT if we are out of stock temporarily it will be anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. We always have stock coming from our suppliers in Denmark.
The delivery date is guaranteed but it's possible to request an a.m. (08.30-13.00) or p.m. (13.00-18.30) slot, however the request is at the discretion of our couriers who do what they can to comply with your wishes.
You can specify a date or I'll suggest a date in the order confirmation email and you can amend as necessary.
It is also possible to leave deliveries in a garage, with a neighbour or even at the back of a house so long as the request has been made ahead of time and you feel it's safe to do so..
Package Dimensions: Delivered 71 x 201 x 3.5 cm -Weight 10.5 Kg -Cu mt. 0.058
Tatami Mats are extremely versatile and can be stored easily without fear of degradation.
We offer a range of Low Level Beds specifically to use with Tatami Mats and we can offer some advice if you’d like to use your Tatami directly on the floor for Yoga, Meditation or an area for children’s recreation.
Futon mattresses are an integral part of Japanese living and as such have a close relationship with Tatami mats which is what your futon mattress sits on. How firm you want your futon mattress to be is covered in the futon mattress category and any of our range would be suitable. To discuss further please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7223 7212.
Love Your Futon
Essentially we feel it makes perfect sense to not just look after your futon but Love Your Futon. When you invest hundreds of pounds in a futon mattress get the best possible use from it. We insert a Care Leaflet with every futon mattress that we make. Therefore please take the time to digest the useful advice on the page. Furthermore as specialist futon mattress makers we want you to benefit from the sound sleep we hope it gives.
A few customers mention how thick the futon mattresses are when they first arrive in a customer's home. We explain on the leaflet and also when they call that there's air in the layers of filling. As a result the futon has to be in use for a week or so before there's some settlement. This "bedding in" process is completely normal and most of all necessary to have an even surface.
While we want to get rid of the air at the beginning of the futon mattress's life, things move on. We very much hope the futon sits on a surface of slats. This is especially relevant as we want air to circulate around the mattress. If air circulates it will enable a drying out process to occur. We all sweat at night when we sleep and the moisture can reside in the filling and eventually create mould. Drying out the futon will prevent mould from growing. On a hot dry day take your futon outside and let it sit in the sun to get completely dry. An open window can help get the same effect.
After 7-9 years
I hope you will have much use from your wonderful comfy futon mattress. But probably after nearly a decade the time will be approaching when you have to say "goodbye" old friend.
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