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 40mm 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 4cm 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.
Brendan O'Reilly, UFC fighter, Coach at Gamebred Combat Club.
I've been using the SMAI 4cm jigsaw mats in my gym, Gamebred Combat Club for a number of years, and their quality is second to none. They are a great training surface for MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Muay thai offering a safe training environment at an affordable price. To top it off they are simple and easy to clean, perfect for a martial arts gym or home training set-up.