What are the various B MAT specs?
See spec table below
Where are B MATs made?
Our mats were born in Canada and are currently being manufactured in Spain. We are excited to announce our manufacturing has been approved to move to Canada in early 2018! Canadian owned, Canadian made? Can't wait!
What is the lifespan of a B MAT?
This is dependent on a number of things. 1) How often you practice. 2) Your style of practice. 3) How you care for your mat. Our mats are made of high quality ingredients and constructed to withstand heat, sweat, and the most butt-kicking vinyasa flow of your life, several times a week for several years. If you clean your mat gently after each class are store it away from sunlight between practices you will be able to extend the life of your mat for 3+ years.
What are B MATs made of?
Our mats are 100% rubber (both natural and synthetic)
I have a latex allergy, can I use a B MAT?
The latex component in our mats is deproteinized, meaning the the allergen is removed (hypoallergenic). That said, we like to be on the safe side so we still do not recommend our mat if you have a latex allergy.
Do you use azodicarbonamide in B MATs?
No, our mats are 100% azodicarbonamide free.
Do I need a towel on my B MAT in a hot class?
The use of a towel in class is purely a personal preference. If you're worried about slipping, the B MAT's grippy texture keeps your asanas in place without a towel. Some yogis prefer adding a towel to their mat if they are prone to sweat A LOT or if they enjoy the added cushioning. Again, personal preference!
My mat is dusty, what should I do?
A little dust is totally normal when you first start using your new mat. The surface texture of our mats attract dust at first because of their grippy texture. The dust attraction will go away after you’ve used your mat for a few weeks – all the more reason to get your yoga on!
There is a nick on the edge of my mat, what should I do?
Don’t worry, this is normal and will not lead to your mat deteriorating. Our mats are hand cut without big machinery which can lead to some imperfections along the edges.
My mat is slippery, what should I do?
One of the best aspects of our mat is their extreme grippiness and lack of slippery surface. In some cases yogis find there is a period of 5 or 6 practices where they "break-in" the mat before they feel the full benefits and glory that is a B MAT! If you are experiencing a slippery mat over a longer period of time, we need more info to find out why, such as how it has been cleaned and cared for. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk through this together. You could also try adding a hot yoga towel for an additional layer or absorbency and see if that makes a difference.
Do you still have the Turquoise mat? When will you be launching different colours?
In 2015 the Turquoise mat was replaced with the beautiful Ocean Green B MAT. With that said, no we no longer carry the Turquoise colour mat. If you're interested in a particular colour mat feel free to leave us this feedback on social media or email us with requests. We'll let our product development team know what you yogis are looking for.
How do I know which thickness mat I need?
Check out the product descriptions on the shop area of our website to see the benefits of each thickenss of mat.
Is there a smell to B MATs?
B Yoga greatly prides ourselves in not using harsh chemicals, finishes or sealents on our mats. With that said any smell omitted from our mats is going to be the natural rubber scent which is inherent to the material used to make up the mat. This natural rubber scent is most apparent (but still fairly mild) first out of packaging but will dissipate with time and increased air exposure.
The outermost part of my rolled up mat looks lighter in colour than the rest when I unroll it. What should I do?
Not to worry. This colouring is just this area of your mat exhibiting dryness. It is the only area of the mat directly being exposed to air when rolled so this only makes sense (especially if you are in a dry environment) but dont worry it doesn't effect the functionality of your mat. Spray some water on this area and/or bring into a humid environment (ie: steamy bathroom or hot yoga room) and continue use. This area of the mat should rehydrate no problem. Also try rolling your mat from alternating ends each time you use it to avoid this.