There are many reasons to use foam yoga tiles instead of traditional wood or tile flooring in your yoga studio. The most critical benefits include providing a cushioned surface to protect from falls, added stability to allow for more complex yoga poses, easy care and maintenance, and enhanced noise reduction. Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tiles are simply a denser version of our internationally renowned Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mats, specifically tailored for use when practicing yoga.
Read on for an in-depth look at what makes Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tiles the ideal choice for all types of yoga, from beginner to advanced poses and practices and everything in between.
Fall With Confidence
One of the many benefits of training on foam yoga tiles is they provide a cushioned surface to land on when you fall. If you have practiced yoga in any capacity, you likely understand that the more advanced a yoga pose is, the higher your risk of breaking out of the pose and falling. This is especially true for a few of the “hybrid” yoga styles, particularly Aerial Yoga and Acro Yoga. These styles combine traditional yoga with Pilates, dance, acrobatics, and in the case of Aerial Yoga, suspended hammocks. Bringing extra movement and more intense exercises into the practice understandably results in more falls, making it essential to have the proper protection on the ground to prevent injury from occurring.
Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tiles are the flooring of choice for yoga studios as they provide a high level of shock absorption and are explicitly designed for use with traditional, aerial, or acrobatic yoga.
Complex Poses Require a Stable Surface
More advanced yoga poses can be very complex, meaning you’ll need a surface that offers the right amount of stability. Zebra Yoga & Fitness tiles provide a firm, stable surface made from a multi-density, open-cell foam held together with a proprietary adhesive process. The underside of the tile is completed with a natural rubber anti-skid surface for even more added stability. This gives you the ability to perform the most advanced yoga poses with the utmost confidence, ensuring the safety and longevity of bones and joints while also reducing soreness in the body.
Worry-Free Care & Maintenance
Foam yoga tiles also have a leg up on traditional flooring when considering care and maintenance. Wood floors, carpets, and hard tiles are relatively difficult to clean and require extra time and care to maintain. Meanwhile, foam yoga tiles require minimal effort to install, clean, and maintain. Every Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tile is surfaced and edged with a reinforced, close-cell vinyl that is internationally certified as phthalate-free and treated with an antimicrobial solution to help prevent the growth of microorganisms. Additionally, the corners are hand-finished to prevent moisture between and under the mats, and installation is simple as the tiles don’t require any special tools, chemicals, or adhesives.
The foam tiles are also do not off-gas and are completely climate stable, meaning they will not expand or contract with temperate changes. They also provide the advantage of acting as an insulator for your studio or facility, saving you money by reducing utility costs.
Significant Noise Reduction
Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tiles do an excellent job shielding sound because of their construction using multi-density, open-cell foam. Maintaining a low noise level is vital for practicing yoga due to the subdued nature of the discipline. “Stilling the mind” is a core concept of yoga, and this is much more difficult to achieve with the squeaking, creaking, and random noises that are frequent with the alternative flooring options of wood and hard tiles. Zebra Yoga & Fitness Tiles eliminates this issue, meaning you won’t have added noise pollution getting in the way of practicing yoga and finding inner peace.