Choosing a yoga flooring option opens up a lot of options. Choosing the best option depends on what you are trying to achieve with your yoga studio. Are you looking for a comfortable surface to practice on? Are you looking to lower your heating and utility bills? Do you want a quiet place to practice?
If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, foam yoga tiles might be the right option for you.
Yoga Tiles Insulate Against Sound
Yoga studios need to be silent and comforting. Loud noises are a disturbance that extend beyond even the walls of the practice area. You want a quiet place for your students to practice, and it’s also important to be mindful of your neighbors. In cities, where units are close to and often located on top of one another, it’s important to dampen sounds so as not to disturb others.
If you’ve ever stood in an empty room, you’ll know that they are loud. Even the smallest of sound will echo all over the place. This is because sound is a form of energy. Without anything present in the room to absorb that energy, it feels louder to us and lingers in the room for longer periods of time. It isn’t until a room is furnished that this sound begins to dampen. For a yoga studio, this means installing a type of yoga flooring that not only absorbs sound but also provides:
While some types of yoga flooring excel at one or more of these, only one excels at all of them: foam yoga tiles. Carpet is the best at absorbing sound, but it’s hard to keep clean. Wood is easy to clean, but it’s not comfortable or safe for more complex yoga practices. Yoga flooring tiles provide ample sound absorption while being soft enough to provide great safety, stability, and comfort. Their vinyl coating also makes them easy to clean.
Yoga Tiles Insulate Against the Cold
As with sound, empty rooms are also colder. This is because air heats up and loses heat quickly. However, when objects are added to a room, they help maintain temperatures by retaining heat more efficiently.
The same goes for flooring, the better your yoga flooring is at retaining heat, the warmer and more energy efficient your studio space will be. This is especially useful for hot yoga studios who are looking to maintain a temperature and reduce utility costs.
Foam yoga tiles not only help retain heat better than other styles of flooring, they also will not warp or buckle under those high temperatures and humidity (like wood flooring).