The SMAI Octagon Mat will allow you to create angles and shapes on your floor. Create distinct fight areas in diagonal shapes, lines, octagons & more!
Please note that this mat will only work with the SMAI 20mm mats, which are reversible in colour and will not fit with other brands,
IMPORTANT: note that EVA mats may shrink and expand over time so if you are thinking of adding this to mats which are over 6 months old check the sizing of your existing mats for distortion prior to ordering - as mats that have expanded may no longer be exactly compatible and may cause gaps or spacing to occur between connections.
Made from high quality EVA the Jigsaw Mat has been tested to meet and surpass all international standards, making it ideal for a wide variety of uses indoors. The tatami pattern finish is non-abrasive which is ideal for some light groundwork. The Jigsaw Mat is suitable for a wide variety of uses including martial arts, indoor childcare and all types of training and self-defence.
All SMAI Jigsaw Mats are specifically compatible with the same style - meaning SMAI 2cm Jigsaw Mats are not compatible with other styles. Featuring a universal log design, this ensures that the two opposing corners are identical. This allows you to flip a jigsaw mat on the spot to use the other side of the mat.
- Composition: EVA (Closed Cell Foam)
- Fitting: reversible
- Color: Red / Blue or Blue / Black
- Density: 50 degrees Shore A
- Finish: Tatami Finish
- Country of Origin: Taiwan
- 1 x Left and 1 x right part sold as a set
Product note: all EVA mats are subject to contraction and expansion in extreme temperatures. For example, in tropical areas, and in warehouses that are prone to overheating. To minimize the degree of variance in such conditions, we recommend choosing the 3cm or 4cm mats.
There is a protective coating used for transportation and storage purposes on our EVA mats. This will not affect the quality of the mats, rather prevent any issues during the time period it is held. This will dissipate over time however, we recommend if you wish to clean mats prior to use, to please use warm water and a damp mop/cloth using a PH neutral disinfectant.
Why does hardness matter for jigsaw mats?
Shore Hardness is used as a measure of hardness in polymers, elastomers and rubbers. For use in Martial Arts and playgrounds for children, it is recommended to use between 50 to 55 degree Shore A flooring. If the mats are <50, they will be too soft and not durable in the long term (the logs are more likely to break apart). If the mats are >55, they are too firm, reducing impact absorption and increasing the likelihood of injury.
That's why we choose SMAI Mats, which are 50 degrees Shore A.
Ali Khalil, Official coach of the 2012 London Olympic Games Australian Taekwondo team, the 2013 World Taekwondo Championships Australian Taekwondo team Coach and currently the technical lead for the Australian Institute of Sport.
I am also the head instructor and business owner of Global Martial Arts, located in Prestons, Sydney NSW. Global Martial Arts has grown into one of the premier martial arts schools in Australia, priding ourselves on providing the best equipment and facilities there is to offer - that is why we stick with SMAI!
I have been using SMAI products for over 10 years and have always found SMAI to provide high quality products in a timely manner. A tremendous understanding for the needs of the martial arts community, consistent service and excellent products are all the hallmarks of what SMAI has provided for Global Martial Arts. As someone who wants only the best for my business, I have been very impressed.
We utilize the 2cm Jigsaw mats for most of our martial arts training and competitions. This includes competitive sparring, tricking, patterns/forms, kickboxing, wrestling, fitness and personal training sessions. I have found the mats to by ideal in providing my facilities enough protection for impact falls, being easy to train on without any unnecessary friction, are able to withstand long term wear-and-tear and are easy to clean and manage.