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What is the Best Floor Options for a Dojo?

What is the Best Floor Options for a Dojo?

Michael Geraghty |

Martial arts is an exciting and rewarding sport. You need to train in a safe place, and that starts with supportive and durable flooring. Creating a home or commercial Dojo can be a daunting task. Martial arts flooring will keep you safe from injuries, protect your subfloor from damage as well as adding colour and professionalism to your Dojo design.

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What is Martial Arts Flooring?


There are many martial arts disciplines. The majority of disciplines includes a fair amount of groundwork and grappling. Types of martial arts include mixed martial arts, Karate, and Judo to name just a few.

Martial arts flooring has a good amount of cushioning and creates a safe space for movement.  As a high-impact sport, you need a quality surface to protect users from injury and the right level of cushioning to support martial arts performance minimising the risk of injuries.  

If you’re looking at creating a facility for a specific martial arts discipline that involves a lot of falls, consider investing in flooring with a good fall height rating. With sports that include falling from heights, you need that additional cushioning to protect the body from injury. 


High-quality martial arts flooring is easy to clean and non-absorbent. As you will be in a sweaty environment, your flooring should handle any moisture and spillages while remaining non-slip and safe for use. 


4 Best Floor Options for a Dojo

If you’re building a home or commercial Dojo your flooring choice is such an important decision. Here are four of the best flooring options for martial arts environments. 

EVA Tatami Dual Colour Reversible Foam Tiles

The EVA Dual Colour Reversible Foam Tiles are specifically designed for Martial Arts, gymnastics and yoga and come in 20mm and 40mm thicknesses. The closed-cell foam tiles are ideal for kids soft play areas too due to their maximum protection from falls and smooth surface.  They provide ultra protection for martial arts floor work and training and are perfect for both home and commercial settings. Add a pop of colour with choices of 2 coloured sides in Red and Blue or Grey and Black.   You can use them in a temporary or permanent environment. 

Rubber Gym Tiles

Another option for martial arts flooring is Rubber Gym Tiles. If you’re looking for a combination of durability and affordability, these tiles are a great option. They are ideal for multipurpose facilities. So, if you have a mix of martial arts training, fitness classes, and some free weights training, this is a good option.  

Coloured TPE Rubber Tiles


Sprung TPE topped tiles are made from premium rubber with a super soft TPE top surface.  The surface has the perfect balance of non-slip traction but allows comfort from repeated falls and Martial Arts training.  The 20mm thick tiles come in various colour options which can be mixed up for a bespoke design or as a bold pop of colour to elevate your Dojo design.



Final Thoughts


Martial arts flooring needs to create a safe Dojo environment for training that minimises the risk of injury. When you’re grappling, tackling and challenging your opponent, you need a good level of cushioning to support and protect users. Whether you need temporary flooring mats or a more permanent solution that accommodates multipurpose activities, foam and rubber options will provide the best protection and look fantastic.

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