Information on fitting tatami to odd shaped rooms
In our experience, cutting mats is not a good idea, it is expensive, stops the flow of the tatami and always looks awkward in a room.
It is better to make up discrepancies using a raised floor section , which could be in timber, (traditionally stained black) or the use of laminates such as oak or bamboo flooring on a raised timber to 55mm thickness. This is best done once the mats are in place so accurate measurements can be taken – the easiest way to do this is to ensure the floor is clean and lay the mats upside down, turning over when the border is completed.
The positioning of mats can vary to suit your layout as these mats are 1800x900mm, we also have 900x900mm half mats if you wish to use a teahouse style arrangement.
If you have doors that open in they need to consider the 55mm depth of the tatami
The illustrations below show a layout of the same room using full mats and also the clients preferred option using a half mat centrally located