An essential piece of equipment for any judo facility is a quality mat. Judo mats lower the risk of injuries that judokas can get since judo focuses on throwing and pinning your opponent.

In this article, we will review the top 5 best judo mats. We will also discuss what makes them different from one another and how you can choose the right mat for your facility or your home.

Getting the right judo mat for your home or facility certainly isn’t an easy task, and hopefully, this article will help you in making your decision.

Get Rung Martial Art Mat

Get Rung Martial Art Mat

Get Rung Martial Art Mat is a perfect solution for judo students who want to practice their skills at home or those who want a mat for their judo facility. This 25mm (1in) thick mat is made from EVA foam and is designed to be protective, durable, and easy to clean.

It is waterproof, finished on both sides, and it comes in 9 (40″ x 40″) pieces, which together form a square of 100 square feet.  It is recommended that you get some cushion or padding beneath them since they are very firm for throws.

Dollamur FLEXI-Roll® Martial Arts Tatami Mat

The Dollamur FLEXI-Roll® Martial Arts Tatami Mat is slightly thicker than the previously mentioned Get Rung Martial Arts Mat, coming in at 1.25″ thick. This is one of the easiest mats to set up because of its rolling system and because it’s extremely lightweight.

That also makes this mat super portable, so you can move it around easily. The tatami texture gives the mat a unique feel; slip-resistant but at the same time not burning the skin. Also, it’s important to say that this mat is very well built and will last many years. The size is 5″ x 10″, and if you need, you can connect more mats with mat tape.

IncStores 7/8 Inch Tatami Foam Flooring Tiles

IncStores 7/8 Inch Tatami Foam Flooring Tiles is a very affordable and yet high-quality mat that is great for practicing throws and groundwork. These are puzzle shaped and can be easily interlocked.

The closed-cell EVA foam construction is very durable, and it is easy to clean. They are on the firmer side but offer good protection from takedowns. These mats are pretty affordable and come in two different colorways: black/grey and red/blue.

IncStores Roll Out Mat

The 1.4″ thick IncStores Roll Out Mat made from EVA foam is ideal for beginners because it is very light, portable, and easy to clean. The thickness offers excellent protection against falls and is also very slip-resistant.

While these are not recommended for big facilities, they certainly are for home use. Available in a ton of different colorways, the IncStores Roll Out Mat is very well worth the slightly higher price tag.

Meister MMA X-Thick 1.5″ Interlocking EVA Foam Mats

Meister MMA X-Thick 1.5″ Interlocking EVA Foam Mats

Meister MMA X-Thick 1.5″ Interlocking EVA Foam Mats are great for smaller judo facilities because of their thickness and the great anti-slip surface. There are different color options available and you can order 10, 16, 25, or 36 tiles.

The price is pretty affordable, they are easy to assemble and disassemble, and super easy to clean.