Natural rubber mats, cork mats, professional mats, thin mats… what to make of all of this? Let's take a look at what to look for when choosing a mat. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of which one is the right fit for you. To make it easier, we have divided the mat helper according to the cathegories on our website.

 

Professional yoga mats

You can use professional mats for various activities; from yoga and pilates to fitness workouts. It will not fail you during any kind of exercise. They are made of natural rubber, which makes the mats 100% natural. Natural rubber comes from a tropical tree. It is harvested by cutting the bark and then treating it further. The mat is covered with a thin layer of recycled microfiber certified as a Global Recycled Standard.

 

 

Not only is the microfiber pleasant to the touch, it also allows for prints with beautifully rich colors. Those whose palms and feet get really sweaty during exercise will be especially appreciative of the properties of these natural rubber mats with microfiber. The mat becomes non-slip when it comes to contact with moisture. You do not have to worry about your stability — not even in difficult yoga poses.

The quality of the material guarantees a long life as long as the mat is treated properly. The mat doesn't curl up and it doesn't crumble. Another advantage of these mats is easy maintenance. All you need is water. You can add a few drops of essential oil to give it a pleasant scent. You can find our range of professional mats here.

 

Cork mats

Cork mats are suitable for both at-home exercise and studio sessions. The top layer is made of 100% natural cork material and its pleasant scent will evoke the wonderful smell of nature literally right under your feet. And not a single cork oak was cut down to make this mat. You can read more about the sustainability of cork mats here.

 

 

For some of you, the word "cork" may evoke a stiffer material but you don't have to worry; the mat is soft and pliable. The bottom provides adherencethanks to the natural rubber and so and the mat does not slip around. However, the top layer isn't slippery either. The cork material becomes anti-slip when it comes to contact with moisture. This type of mat is suitable for people whose palms and feet sweat during exercise.

The mat will last you a long time if you treat it well — ideally with water or an essential water-based emulsion. The mat can be rolled up quite easily. You can find our range of cork mats here.

 

100% non-slip mats

Our 100% non-slip mats are ideal for those whose palms or feet do not really sweat during exercise or yoga sessions; either not at all or only a little bit. They are made of natural rubber and covered with a thin layer of eco-polyurethane. It is the top layer that gives the mat such perfect adhesion in all conditions. The surface is made of natural rubber (half glossy, half matte) and is suitable for both yoga and other fitness activities. It works great for people who jump around during exercise as it stays in position and does not slip around. You can read more information directly in the product description here

 

Thin travel yoga mats

Thin mats will be appreciated especially by people who often carry their mats or travel with them. Their thinness ensures that you can roll them up or fold them conveniently and put them in a backpack, bag or suitcase. You can easily fold it like a towel. Be careful, however, the pad is really very thin, so it won't offer much of a knee support. 

A thin layer of recycled microfiber creates a pleasant feeling to the touch, just like with our professional version. Moreover, the anti-slip properties ensure safety and stability in more demanding poses. The colors of the mat are really as vibrant and rich as in the pictures. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your fellow yogis won't keep taking peeks at you during lessons. You will find our selection of thin mats here.

We believe that this helper will aid you in your decision-making. You can find the specific weight, size or thickness of individual designs on the website. And if you still need help, do not hesitate to contact us here.

March 23, 2022 — KORKIE, s. r. o.