I’m in the process of purchasing mats and I’m considering two different surfaces.
I was going to go with Zebra 2m x 1m x 1 ½ in thick mats installed with a frame so they don’t slip. I’ve trained on these in the past and they seem to hold up well, give a good grip, they are easy to clean, and good for breakfalls. They are also expensive.
I’ve recently seen some dojos going with Dollamur Flex-roll mats. They are a 10 ft x 6 ft x 2 in and little softer. Again I’d frame them so I won’t need Velcro or tape. To cover the same area will be about 1/3 less in term of cost. One other possible benefit is I can probably remove and transport them if needed for demos
Greatmats.com also has their equivalent to the Zebra/Swain at 2” thick for much less. Does anyone have experience with them and an opinion of the quality of their mats?
All opinions and evaluations will be appreciated.