Tatami sizing and layout
In Japan rooms are designed with the standard size of tatami mats in mind and room areas are usually measured in mats.
In the UK rooms are usually a different size to standard mats and so there are a few options for fitting mats.
Mats can be ordered to size so that the maximum surface area is covered and we can supply a free design layout to show the best use of your space
Wood trim is often used around the mats to give a border, to fix its position and also to allow for obstacles such as radiators, alcoves and other quirks of British architecture
You can have a standard size mat layout with a standard surround and then this can be placed anywhere in a room as a tatami platform and these can be ordered in sets
We offer a delivery and installation service for mats and often install the mats and put in the wooden trim
In order to provide the best advice it is helpful if you can send us reasonably accurate measurements of the room and a few photos showing doors and potential obstacles
Some examples of Japanese traditional tatami layout