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There are 15 colors to the
Cut & Place Tatami
First start off by choosing
the appropriate color
for your room.
When using only one color
The tatami has weave directions Tatami cusion has incorporated all the goodness of the tatami into a tatami cushion. Since the tatami from The Tatami Room is square, if you alternate the weaves, a checkerboard pattern this cushion has optimal amount of urethane chips.
1 color: Traditional green
Example of tatami placed with alternating weaves
Example of tatami placed with weaves in the same direction
When using more than
2 colors
It is typical to alternate the weaves even for different colored tatami; however it is always welcomed to place the tatami in a free manner. By using more than 3 colors, or even by using different sizes, it is possible to design a room with lots of variety. Feel free to use your creativity and imagination to the fullest, and create a beautiful Japanese style room.
2 colors: Ivory and Bright green
2 colors: Brown and Light brown
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How to place
the Cut & Place Tatami
in your room
The Cut & Place Tatami will transform your room into Japanese style by just placing it on your floor. But in cases where you would like to fully cover up your flooring, you will need to make the best usage of the characteristics and the size variations of the tatami, through various methods like the ones shown below.
By utilizing a diversity of color
and size, cover up your flooring
as much as possible.
In case of a room that is 9ft 9in by 11ft 10in, it is possible to make a Japanese styled room with the use of 82x82cm and 82x41cm tatami, keeping the original flooring near the walls.

In the case of the right picture, you can place 12 sheets of 82x82cm and 2 sheets each of 82x41cm tatami with different weave directions or colors.
Cut the tatami and
place it so that it covers
the whole flooring
Cut & Place Tatami is cuttable and can be applied with the use of a retractable knife. If you would like to cover your entire flooring without any empty spaces, cut the tatami and place it so that all of the spaces are covered. The first two layers of the cross-section frays easily; make sure to position the cut faces along the walls so that you do not step on it and accelerate the fraying. If you slide in anti-fraying parting material, it will prevent the tatami from further fraying and hide it from sight. Also, if the width is under 10 cm, the folding that prevents fraying becomes damaged; thus be careful not to cut the tatami any thinner than 10 cm.
In the case of the picture above,
82 x 82cm: 12 sheets
82 x 41cm: 8 sheets
82 x 20.5cm: 4 sheets
were used.
When the width of the cut tatami becomes equal
to or less
than 10 cm
For example, if the part in image A of pattern 2 is less than 10 cm, use a combination of different sizes like the right image so that the width is equal to or larger than 10 cm.
If the door opens inward
like the picture below
If your room door or closet opens towards you, there must be a certain amount of space under the door when placing the tatami. Remember to make sure beforehand (the height of the tatami is 18 mm).

If there is no space, adjust your door or place the tatami so that it does not block the space necessary for the door to open.
In this case make sure that the cut face is not in the position of face B.
There is nonslip material on the underside, but the tatami will be more stabilized if you use adhesives like double sided tape on the underside of tatami C.
Conversion table
1ft = 30.48cm20.5cm = 8.0708 in = 0.6726 ft
1in = 2.54cm41cm = 16.1417in = 2.6903ft
1cm = 0.3937in82cm = 32.2834in = 2.6903ft
The structure of the Cut & Place Tatami
No use of dangerous tools like staples and nails
It is double folded in order to prevent frays
When the tatami is double folded, the product becomes uneven, so the core board is shaven off so that it is less uneven
There is a sheet of nonslip material
The Tatami-Sheet and the internal cushioning is glued together. Thus even if it is cut, only the first 2 layers fray (this is thin enough to be dealt with parting material)
In order to make a beautiful Japanese No usage of room.
Let's understand the structure of the tatami
The washi tatami is made by weaving thin washi over and under alternatingly upon a special string. If this string breaks, the washi become loose.
Cut & Place Tatami is glued onto the cushioning material right under it in a special way, so that even if it is cut, it does not easily loosen up; still, it will somewhat fray or fall out.
If the tatami is cut in the same direction as the string, the tatami may fold over to the position of the string nearest to the cut face.
If the tatami is cut perpendicular to the string, a few strands may fray or fall out.
How to take care of the cut face
If the fraying or folding over at the face along the walls bothers you, try using the wall parting material.
Just by inserting the wall parting material, you can prevent fraying of the tatami.
Purchase by clicking here
The construction process
What to prepare for the construction process
Before construction, clean and adjust the flatness of the floor if there is unevenness in the original flooring material.
Place the tatami from the corner of the room so that there are no gaps in between.
Measure the space where you will place the cut tatami.
According to the measurements, cut the tatami with a retractable knife while holding the metal foot ruler along it. Use a cutting mat while working to prevent damage to the substrate material.
Remember to cut from the front side of the tatami.
With the strength of an average adult, the tatami can be cut in about 15 slices. If you use a retractable knife, the cut face will look like the photograph.
The cut tatami is placed on the floor.
For areas where the tatami may slip (for example, near the doors), the tatami will be more stable if you use adhesives (adhesive tape) to stabilize the tatami onto the flooring.
Insert Mikiri in between the cut face and the wall when necessary.
Finished.
The structure of the
Cut & Place Tatami
No use of dangerous tools like staples and nails
It is double folded in order to prevent frays
When the tatami is double folded, the product becomes uneven, so the core board is shaven off so that it is less uneven
There is a sheet of nonslip material
The Tatami-Sheet and the internal cushioning is glued together. Thus even if it is cut, only the first 2 layers fray (this is thin enough to be dealt with parting material)
In order to make a
beautiful Japanese
No usage of room.
Let's understand the structure of the tatami
The washi tatami is made by weaving thin washi over and under alternatingly upon a special string. If this string breaks, the washi become loose.
Cut & Place Tatami is glued onto the cushioning material right under it in a special way, so that even if it is cut, it does not easily loosen up; still, it will somewhat fray or fall out.
If the tatami is cut in the same direction as the string, the tatami may fold over to the position of the string nearest to the cut face.
If the tatami is cut perpendicular to the string, a few strands may fray or fall out.
How to take care of the cut face
If the fraying or folding over at the face along the walls bothers you, try using the wall parting material.
Just by inserting the wall parting material, you can prevent fraying of the tatami.
Purchase by clicking here
The construction process
What to prepare for the construction process
Before construction, clean and adjust the flatness of the floor if there is unevenness in the original flooring material.
Place the tatami from the corner of the room so that there are no gaps in between.
Measure the space where you will place the cut tatami.
According to the measurements, cut the tatami with a retractable knife while holding the metal foot ruler along it. Use a cutting mat while working to prevent damage to the substrate material.
Remember to cut from the front side of the tatami.
With the strength of an average adult, the tatami can be cut in about 15 slices. If you use a retractable knife, the cut face will look like the photograph.
The cut tatami is placed on the floor.
For areas where the tatami may slip (for example, near the doors), the tatami will be more stable if you use adhesives (adhesive tape) to stabilize the tatami onto the flooring.
Insert Mikiri in between the cut face and the wall when necessary.
Finished.
Mikiri
17 mm X 17 mm X 82 cm each
Weight 45 g
Mikiri
17 mm X 17 mm X 82 cm each
Weight 45 g

MIKIRI can't buy it independently. If you order simultaneously with tatami, it can be bought.
Amount
5- USD/ each
free shipping