Tatami mat characteristics
Tatami mat care is important as its a product that uses natural materials. The core is compressed rice straw, sea grass surrounds that centre part and then a brocade edge is added.
Making sure that there are no infestations of bugs and that the mats are bone dry is a critical process. Therefore the constituent materials are heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit / 60 degrees Celsius.
This heat application in an oven ensures export documentation will be given. Because of the heat process importers can confidently sell to end users.