The first step when you want to practice yoga is to need a yoga mat that suits you. Yoga mats on the market are made of PVC, TPE, and natural rubber. This article will help you understand the difference between them.
It is an entry-level yoga mat. PVC is also the mainstream yoga mat material. The so-called PVC refers to foamed PVC yoga mats. So if the choice is not good, it is very possible to choose a cushion with poor resilience, and it is not easy to get rid of the hand and footprints.
Advantages: cheap, relatively soft, and easy to clean
Disadvantages: strong smell, low slip resistance, poor grip, low resilience
The price is slightly higher than that of PVC. It is an advanced version of the yoga mat. TPE is a healthy, environmentally friendly, and recyclable material with almost no odor. In addition, it is lighter and thinner, easy to carry, and has good anti-slip properties. It is also very popular now.
Advantages: It is easy to clean, light, and easy to carry. Good grip and good anti-slip performance when dry.
Disadvantages: it has poor slip resistance when sweating
A good natural rubber yoga mat is the ultimate yoga mat on the road to advanced yoga mats. Because it is generally relatively expensive, and relatively harder and thinner than PVC. The audience is generally senior practitioners and yoga instructors.
Advantages: good slip resistance, good grip, environmental protection, and hygiene
Disadvantages: difficult to clean and high price
Tip: For beginners, it is best to choose a thickness of 6-8 mm, too thick will cause poor stability and easy injury. When you reach the intermediate to an advanced stage, you can try to change to a thinner one. We provide the best rubber yoga mats for you who practice yoga. Please feel free to contact us if you need them.