How many kinds of yoga mat in the market now ? And which one suitable for you?
Usually Yoga mat include: TPE Yoga Mat; PVC Yoga Mat; NBR Yoga Mat.
TPE pads are the most environmentally friendly one. TPE is the most high-end yoga mat products, does not contain chloride, does not contain metal elements, each mat is about 1200 grams, about 300 grams lighter than PVC foam mat, more suitable for carrying out. The general thickness is 6mm-8mm.
Features: soft, smooth, strong grip – put on any ground is more firm. Compared with the PVC yoga mat, it weighs about 300 grams lighter and is more convenient to carry around.
Noticed: TPE yoga mat price is high than other kinds.
The advantages of TPE mat: Light, not heavy, easy to carry, easy to clean, excellent anti-slip performance in wet and dry state, and no smell if the TPE material is of high purity. Because of the process and cost, most PVC foam cushions still have some flavor, which is impossible to remove. Even if some products are odorless, it does not mean that their ingredients have changed or that some harmful substances are not present unless they have been tested in various ways according to export standards.
PVC YOGA MAT
PVC foam (PVC 96% yoga mat weight is about 1500 grams) PVC is a kind of chemical raw materials. But PVC does not have foaming before is not soft and anti-skid. Cushioning, only after it foams, can produce the finished product like yoga mat, non-slip mat.
Features: PVC material is affordable, can be bought anywhere, quality is guaranteed, cost-effective.
Usually NBR yoga mat is not as popular as the other two yoga mats ,so we not introduce more here.
Choose according to “thickness requirement”
About the thickness of the yoga mat, the common yoga mat on the market, there are 3.5 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm thickness. As a basic tip, beginners can use a thicker yoga mat, such as a 6mm thick mat, to prevent injuries. With some foundation and experience, you can switch to a 3.5mm to 5mm thick yoga mat. Of course, if you’re afraid of pain, you can always use a relatively thick yoga mat.
Post time: Jun-22-2022