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What Are The Best Sensory Room Floor Mats?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020


  1. Cushioned Jiu Jitsu Mats

  2. Taekwondo Martial Arts EVA Foam Mats

  3. Indoor Playground Soft Foam Flooring

  4. Home Karate Foam Tiles

  5. Home Sport and Play Soft Puzzle Mats


Sensory rooms are quickly becoming commonplaces in various private and public settings. There are so many benefits for children who need a break from their school classmates or kids with autism who need special stimulation. 

Time in a sensory room can not only help kids develop and improve certain fine and gross motor skills, it can also provide a sense of comfort and calm - allowing for a child or adult with special needs, learning difficulties, or developmental disabilities to learn to self-regulate their behaviors and improve their focus. 

Sensory rooms may be in a home, church, school, library, office, or airport, and may be equipped with a number of activities that allow for swinging, balance, jumping, tumbling, climbing, and more. They also allow for experiences to smell, feel, and hear. . .these spaces are the opposite of sensory deprivation rooms and tanks.

In addition to activities and equipment, sensory room floor mats are among the most important design ideas. To create an effective space, the flooring must be conducive to safe and effective play. Greatmats offers a number of mats that would create a space for engagement and exploration with hands and feet - featuring various textures and colors for complete sensory exploration.

Cushioned Jiu Jitsu Mats


Judo Jiu Jitsu Mats work really well as sensory room floor mats. They are great for common spaces shared by many people, as they are waterproof for easy cleaning and disinfecting. 

Sweat or water spills are not a problem for these mats, as a dry towel can be used to quickly clean them up. They are very safe, as they are lead and latex free and feature a no skin-burn tatami top surface texture. 

They are reversible and double color and are suitable for tumbling and floor play. They are made from firm EVA foam that resists sinking at seams and feature an easy DIY installation with tight holding interlocks.

Taekwondo Martial Arts EVA Foam Mats


Pro Taekwondo mats are an economical option to use as sensory room floor mats. They will hold up to play with shoes or bare feet, as they have a textured surface that is resistant to scuffs, indentations, and divots. 

This soft flooring is ¾ inch thick, reducing pressure and providing strain protection. They are very durable, providing years of portable protection and enjoyment. 

The tiles provide a tight fit without slippage of traditional tiles - which helps prevent trips and slips. Wall-to-wall installation is even possible by using the border strips and a utility knife to make cuts where necessary. If your sensory room will be in an area where sprinklers are present, this product meets class 2 fire rating standards.

Indoor Playground Soft Foam Flooring


Indoor Playground Tiles are among the most popular sensory room floor mats. This great product features a 4 foot fall height ASTM rating and a no burn tatami top texture - making them perfect for jumping, tumbling, and rough play. 

The 1x1 meter tile is waterproof and non absorbent - two features that are a must in these environments! These tiles are super easy to assemble without tape or glue, and they are reversible and removable for portability. 

They are constructed from EVA foam without latex or lead, and they are soft enough for comfort but firm enough to prevent injuries. Indoor playground foam flooring features shock absorption capabilities, too. 

Home Karate Foam Tiles


Another foam mat that works well as sensory room floor mats is the Home Karate product

This foam tile is made of lead free, latex free EVA foam. It is reversible and double colored, and it is sized for portability and easy storage. This product features tight fitting interlocks, and provides a cushioned surface over hard concrete, wood, or tile. The 2x2 foot DIY puzzle mat installation is quick and simple, and it is light, waterproof and easy to clean. 

Home Sport and Play Soft Puzzle Mats


The home sport and play mat is also among the best sensory room floor mats. 

These 2x2 mats are waterproof and stain resistant and provide anti-fatigue properties - allowing for lots of play time and sensory exercising. The foam mats absorb shock extremely well and also have a firmness that allows for quick movements. They are also reversible and feature a scuff resistant surface on both sides, and installing the mats is a breeze with their interlocking puzzle mat design. 

Greatmats - For Sensory Room Floor Mats 

Greatmats offers so many flooring solutions that work well for sensory room floor mats. There are many options other than those highlighted, including those with bubble top textures, additional foam mat options, and more - all of which would create an awesome sensory space. 

When you’re ready to shop for a floor mat or wall pad product, simply reach out to the friendly staff at Greatmats who are ready to help you decide on the best products for your space. 
For more on this topic please review our Martial Arts Mats product page.