Tatami rug mat frequently asked questions

Preparations for using the Tatami rug mat for the first time

Q1. What must be done before using Tatami rush grass products?

A1. Tatami rush grass Wipe the surface lightly with a dry cloth 2-3 times to remove excess dyed soil and resin that has not fully penetrated the surface.
Tatami rush grass products use dyed soil to maintain the luster and texture of rush grass during manufacturing, and patterned products use dyes to bring out the patterns. Therefore, the soil, dyes, and resin that have not penetrated the Tatami rush grass are attached to the surface, so please wipe the surface lightly with a dry cloth 2-3 times before use. (* It is harmless to the human body.)
Also, please be aware that wiping with force or wiping with water will wipe off the dyed soil, resin, and dyes that have permeated the Tatami rush grass, resulting in uneven color and discoloration.

Daily maintenance of Tatami rug mat

Q2. What should I do about the daily maintenance of Tatami products?

A2. Tatami rush grass products should be used in a well-ventilated area, and on sunny days, always keep the windows open for ventilation.
For cleaning, sweep the dust along the weave of the Tatami rush grass, or use a vacuum cleaner to take enough time to carefully remove the gaps.
Once or twice a week, dry in the shade on a sunny day to get rid of insects and mites and prevent mold from growing.
If exposed to direct sunlight, the color of Tatami rush grass will fade.
Tatami rush grass also needs some moisture. Too dry and the fibers of the rush grass itself will break down.
If mold appears on the Tatami rush grass, turn it inside out, expose it to direct sunlight for about an hour, and remove it with a brush.

Questions when using Tatami rug mat

Q3. What should I do if the color of Tatami rush grass fades and stains my clothes or the floor?

A3. clothes should be washed immediately with normal laundry. If the color transfer is strong, please wash it partially or send it to a cleaning shop.
Wipe off the floor surface by soaking a cloth in hot water with a neutral detergent dissolved in it, wringing it out firmly. Repeat this several times, especially if the resin is transferred. If the degree is high and severe, please consult a floor cleaning company.

Q4. Will the wrinkles from folding disappear?

A4. Folding wrinkles will become familiar with use.
Tatami rug products are folded for distribution, so there may be some wrinkles when first used. Wrinkles will become familiar with use, but it can also cause stumbling, falling, and injury. Therefore, please fix the back side of the Tatami rug with carpet pins or tape in several places to smooth out wrinkles.

Q5. I would like to use a “Tatami rug mat” in my flooring room. Do you have any recommendations?

A5.Tatami rug mat We recommend a fluffy type that uses urethane as the material inside. Since it is urethane processed, it is fluffy and soft to step on, even on flooring. In addition, we have a wide variety of products, such as Tatami rug mats with different thicknesses of urethane material inside, and Tatami rug mats with solid cotton inside.

Q6. Why is the color of the center and joints of the Tatami rug mat product different?

A6. That is the feature of Tatami rug mat products.
The color of the outer frame and joints (root and tip of Rush Grass) may look different from the color of the central part (middle of Rush Grass). Please understand that this is a characteristic of Tatami rug mat products and is not a defect.
Also, since the Tatami rug mat is made from natural materials, the shape and size may differ slightly from what is shown.

Q7. I want to cut the Tatami rug mat shorter.Is there any way?

A7. TokyoStore sells Tatami rug free cut type.
Please use this.

Q8. Does Tatami rug mat mold? How can I prevent mold?

A8. Tatami rug mat may grow mold depending on the place where it is used and how it is used. Therefore, it is recommended that the Tatami rug mat be thoroughly shade-dried as part of regular maintenance.
Tatami Rush Grass is constantly absorbing and releasing moisture from the air. In recent years, the use of materials with this function is rare in houses, so humidity tends to accumulate, and only Tatami rug mat products absorb excessive moisture when high humidity conditions continue.
Mold spores are present everywhere in our living environment, so mold will start growing under such conditions.
The Aomori Hiba processing applied to the Tatami rug mat has the effect of suppressing the growth of mold to some extent, but it cannot be completely prevented under hot and humid conditions.

(To prevent mold)
Please use it in a well-ventilated room as much as possible.
Also, on sunny days, please ventilate the room and dry the Tatami rug mat in the shade for about 2 hours.
If mold occurs on the Tatami rug mat, dry it in the shade for about 2 hours on a sunny day in a well-ventilated place, then lightly tap it with a brush along the grain of Rush Grass and wipe it dry to remove the mold. Please wipe it off.

Q9. ticks occurred from Tatami rug mat. What should I do?

A9. let’s get rid of it on a sunny day.
Even if mites occur, please expose both sides to direct sunlight for about 30 minutes to 1 hour on a sunny day and brush the surface (back side).
*Please note that if the surface of the Tatami rug mat is exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, the rush grass may become discolored.

Ticks are micro-organisms and cannot survive without food.
Dust mites can be suppressed by preventing dander, dander, redness, and mold, which are staple foods. We recommend cleaning the room with a vacuum cleaner once a day. Also, ticks like hot and humid places, so be careful about ventilation.

(About ticks)
It is said that there are about 20,000 ticks and other insects hiding in the Tatami rug mat and carpets in the room, and it is said that when there are about 25,000 or more, you will feel that there are ticks. I’m here.
Since Tatami rug mat products are made from natural materials, insects may adhere to them, but under normal use, the Tatami rug mat itself will not generate insects that are harmful to humans.

However, just like other carpets, if Tatami rug mat products are neglected to be cleaned or mold is left unattended, food scraps, redness and dander from the human body, or mites and bookworms that eat mold as their main food. It occurs in large numbers.
These insects do not bite the human skin, but they feed on these mites and other insects, and secondary insect pests such as “cheetah mites” that bite people may occur.
*Most insects such as mites die at high temperatures of around 60°C.
Tatami rug mat products are heat-dried (approximately 150°C for approximately 60 seconds) during the manufacturing process.
As you can see, there are usually dust mites indoors, but they can be generated in large numbers due to changes in the environment.
In this case, it is effective to fumigate the room against beetles and bookworms, and to heat-treat or treat mites with insecticides. It is also effective to treat bookworms and mites with antifungal agents.

Q10. Is Tatami rug mat good for the body?

A10. of course! Tatami Rush Grass is a very healthy material.
“Tatami Rush Grass” is a material that is good for health, such as absorbing humidity when it is humid and releasing it when the room is dry, and absorbing nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde.

Q11, How should I store it when not in use?

A11, Store in a dry place.
Dry it in the shade, wipe it with a soft brush along the grain of “Tatami Rush Grass”, fold it, wrap the surface with newspaper, etc., and store it in a dry place that is not exposed to the sun.

Q12. I spilled some juice on the Tatami rug mat…

A12. Wipe up the spilled juice to absorb moisture so that it does not spread. “Tatami Rush Grass” will absorb moisture in the spilled area, so the color will be slightly uneven compared to other areas.
To prevent color unevenness, apply flour or baby powder to wet areas and vacuum with a vacuum cleaner.

Q13. Can both sides of the Tatami rug mat be used?


there is a Tatami rug mat that can be used on both sides of the Tatami rug mat.
If the back side is processed with Tatami rug mat, the back side cannot be used.

Q13. What does it mean that the Tatami rug mat can be used on both sides?

A13. Tatami rug mat products include a Tatami rug mat that has not been back-treated.
There is a type of Tatami rug mat that has no front and back.
Such types of products are double-sided.

Q14. Is the color of “Tatami Rush Grass” blue because the new “Rush Grass” is blue?

A14. Rush Grass is wearing makeup.
The reason why “Rush Grass” is blue is because it is sprayed. It’s the same as when a woman wears makeup. If you apply heavy makeup, it will turn blue, and if you apply light makeup, the color of “Rush Grass” will appear.

Q15. I can see something black in some Tatami Rush Grass…

A15. Tatami Rush Grass is a natural material, so each one has a different color.
It is a product made from natural Rush Grass. Therefore, there is a little color difference.

Q16. After using the Tatami rug mat for several years, it has become discolored.

A16. Tatami rug mat performance is not affected.
As Tatami rug mat is made of natural materials, it may discolor due to sun exposure, but this does not affect Tatami’s performance.

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