6 Surprising Perks of Tatami room!

6 Surprising Perks of Tatami room!

Tatami is a traditional Japanese flooring material. Since it is the traditional style in the olden Japanese architecture, it is a favourite room of people who appreciate Japanese culture such as tea making ceremony, martial arts and bonsai making. The use of Tatami is not limited to the examples mentioned. An idea on its use and benefits could help you distinguish when and how you could use it. Below are some of the many its uses and benefits.



 

6 Surprising Perks of Tatami room!

 

1. Creates a Relaxed Atmosphere

The Tatami is like a stray mat and is made of several rice straw layers interlaced, compressed and covered with a thin layer of Igusa or Juncus Effusus. Because the materials used in making it are all natural, it creates a warmth relaxing feeling. It is also soft to sit at so most people feel comfortable lying or sleeping on it. The materials used in making that Tatami are all natural and so it also gives the people using it a feeling of being one with nature or being surrounded by nature. The tatami also uses its natural colour meaning, it was not painted and so the natural color also helps in giving that one with nature ambience thus producing a relaxing atmosphere.

 

2. Emits a Healing Scent

The Tatami contains an ingredient called Phytoncide which is said to be the source of it`s natural forest scent. Because of this, the Tatami room emits a forest scent which is most of the time considered healing by many. Nowadays, we are surrounded by artificial things and the relaxing scent of the Tatami might heal the stress one has and so relaxing on a Tatami may be a good idea.

 

3. Adjusts the Room Temperature

The Tatami is cool in summer andd warm in winter. The Igusa which is the material which makes up the Tatami mat is a fiber which is like a sponge. It is works excellently in thermal insulation, warmth, and also absorbs moisture. In Japan where there are 4 seasons, the Tatami room is the perfect space in times when the air gets too dry and moist.

 

4. Creates a Soundproofing Effect

The Tatami contains air in between its fibers. Since the layers of the material which makes it creats a sound absorbing effect, it is also sometimes used for soundproofing. Usually, children`s rooms in restaurants, churches and classrooms for peppy children are mostly Tatami rooms because they help in preventing sound from coming out of the room. This is why parents usually request for a Tatami room when going to restaurants with their children.

 

5. Promotes Safety

Previously, it was mentioned that Tatamis are used in children`s rooms for their sound proofing effect but another reason is that because they are soft and bumping to them would seldom not be painful. This is a reason why Tatami mats are also used in martial art studios specially in Japan where students practicing could breakfall and do body throws without hurting their bodies. It is also used for yoga and meditation.

 

6. To Save money from buying furniture

Usually, someone who`s planning to use a Tatami room already assumes not using a furniture in advance. In other words, it is a general knowledge not to put anything on top of the Tatami. Placing things on top of the Tatami usually causes the growth of mites and molds.

 

Conclusion

So there are the 6 uses the Japanese Tatami has. Japanese Tatamis are very much used in Japan and is a well used in other countries too. Knowing the things you can do with it and the benefits you could have from using it can enable you to maximise its usage. Be sure to consider using a Japanese Tatami next time.

 

6 Surprising Perks of Tatami room!

1. Creates a Relaxed Atmosphere
2. Emits a Healing Scent
3. Adjusts the Room Temperature
4. Creates a Soundproofing Effect
5. Promotes Safety
6. To Save money from buying furniture