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  • How to Choose Yoga Flooring For Your Studio

    Yoga Bar.How to Choose Yoga Flooring For Your Studio

    By Heidi Sonju

    When opening a yoga studio, the process is daunting. There are so many options – from location, paint colors, lighting, hiring teachers and so on. However, choosing a yoga surface may be the most important decision you make.

    Proper yoga flooring is an essential component to a positive experience. As an owner, there are multiple factors you need to consider such as comfort, cost, durability and the type of practice your studio will promote when choosing your flooring. This helpful guide will ensure you end up with the surface that fits your practice, values and budget.

    Safety

    When choosing a floor, safety should be your main concern. Yoga is practiced directly on the floor and should be free of all odors, nails and other defects.

    More often than not, studios install flooring not designed for yoga use, such as carpet or wood. This leads to a variety of safety problems, including unstable and slippery footing, abrasiveness and minimal shock absorption. Not to mention the odor you will have with carpet and the splitting of the hardwood floors from extreme use, moisture and heat.

    Proper flooring provides your clients enough space to move freely on a slip-resistant platform to ensure stability in more advanced poses. Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) has applied these ideas to its new yoga flooring system. The easy-to-install, wall-to-wall surface maximizes studio space with an anti-skid layer to ensure clients’ hands and inversions do not falter.

    Dollamur yoga flooring is available in ½”, ¾” and 1” thickness to create a superior shock-absorbing platform useful for clients trying inversions or older clients with joint issues, yet photo 1meets the aesthetics need for hardwood.

    Sanitary and Cleaning Considerations

    Your yoga floor should be chosen with cleaning and sanitary considerations in mind. Having a surface not easily and thoroughly cleaned can result in a multitude of problems. Such issues include mold, fungi, odor and increased possibilities of contracting STAPH infections.

    The floor should not absorb water nor stay wet for long periods of time. Look for a surface that allows for evaporation and features anti-microbial properties. Finally, be sure your flooring does not release particles, filaments or harmful outgases. The goal should be to provide a dust-free, less toxic and hypoallergenic yoga practicing environment.

    Style of Practice

    If you practice Bikram or hot yoga, you need a floor that can withstand the heat nor expand or contract with higher temperatures. Also, make sure your flooring system will not separate in the heat, which can cause bubbling and cracking on the yoga mat surface.

    Durability

    When choosing a flooring system, the largest deciding factor – other than general cost – is value. Are you getting what you paid for? Is the surface environmentally-friendly? Does it have a special design or surface texture? Does it come with a limited product warranty? It is important to get answers to these questions before moving forward.studio

    Time to Shop

    Knowing what you are looking for in yoga flooring is very important. This guide is designed to point you in the right direction and help find the perfect surface for your practice, priorities, lifestyle, values and budget.

    Happy shopping and, as always, “Namaste.”

    About Heidi Sonju

    Heidi is a certified ACA Fitness personal trainer and the Yoga Manager for Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur), the largest global manufacturer, and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are proudly made in the USA.

    To contact Heidi: heidis@dollamur.com, 651.600.4279.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Gym of the Week! - Red Room Yoga in Chapel Hill, NC

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    • Gym Name: Red Room
    • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    • Sport(s): Yoga
    • Dollamur Customer Since: 2014
    • Dollamur Mats Used: ¾” Dollamur yoga flexi floor firewood color
    • Gym Highlights / Accolades: Largest hot Yoga Studio in Chapel Hill

    To check out Red Room Yoga - Click Here!

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  • Dollamur's own Yoga Guru, Heidi Sonju, wrote about Dollamur Mats for ExpertBeacon.com.

    Finding the right yoga studio can be tough, check out some tips over at Expertbeacon.com with Dollamur's own Heidi Sonju.

    Check out some quick tips below and Click Here to read the details.

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  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Launches Innovative Yoga Flooring

    Versatile, Customized Products Install Easily and Provide Years of Cushioning and Support

    Yoga Red Room Flooring (FORT WORTH, Texas)Dollamur Sports Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, fitness, gymnastics and cheerleading – announces a new line of innovative yoga flooring.

    The made-in-the-USA collection features durable surfaces for professional studios, including options for hot yoga. Using Dollamur’s proprietary Flexi-Roll® technology, the flooring installs quickly and can be customized for any size studio.

    "By providing shock absorption  and support, our products allow practitioners to focus on balance, strength and breathing," says Heidi Sonju, Dollamur Yoga Manager. "Our yoga surfaces can also minimize injuries and allow clients to enjoy a lifetime of pain-free practice.”

    Delivered in convenient rolls, the virtually seamless Dollamur Flexi-Roll yoga flooring can be installed wall-to-wall without the use of glue or tack down adhesive – allowing studios to get the most out of its available space. If necessary, the surface can be rolled up and moved to a new facility with ease. A slip-resistant top layer provides superior traction to prevent falls and is available in a variety of colors, including two beautiful hardwood patterns.

     

    Fitness Flooring for YogaFor Bikram or other hot yoga practices, Dollamur offers a floor covering designed to perform optimally in warm, humid conditions. A special open cell foam and highly technical manufacturing process keeps the product from expanding, contracting or delaminating as temperatures change, while a textured tatami surface provides grip in high perspiration classes.

    Guaranteed not to crack or peel, Dollamur yoga floors are constructed from durable, high-density cross-link foam with tiny air pockets to cushion joints in the most difficult poses. The anti-microbial surface is waterproof, stain resistant and easy to maintain and clean with no off-gassing.

    Used in well-known studios – including Beverly Hills’ Veda Yoga and Red Room Hot Yoga in Chapel Hill, N.C. – Dollamur products come with a five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

    For more information: www.dollamur.com/yoga

     

    About Dollamur

    Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the largest global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are the preferred choice in hundreds of top-level sporting competitions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments.

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