FAQs - YDL Cork Yoga Mat
Is the cork yoga mat available without a design? If not, can the design be safely removed at home without damaging the cork/mat?
Currently, we do not offer a cork yoga mat without a design. Removing the design at home could potentially result in damage to the cork material. We prioritize providing the best experience with our products, and altering the design might compromise the quality and durability of the mat. We recommend using the mat as it is, as our designs are carefully crafted to offer both visual appeal and functional benefits during your yoga practice.
What makes the YDL Cork Yoga Mat suitable for eco-conscious yogis?
The YDL Cork Yoga Mat is ideal for eco-conscious yogis due to its renewable and recyclable nature. It’s top layer is made from 100% natural cork which provides an anti-microbial, moisture-activated, and durable surface. Cork offers excellent wet and dry grip, making it a preferred choice for heated and hot yoga classes. As temperatures rise, cork becomes softer and easier to grip. It also becomes grippier when wet.
What are the composition materials of the YDL Cork Yoga Mat?
The mat features a 100% natural rubber base layer and a 100% natural cork top layer. The design on the mat is screen-printed using water-based inks.
How does the YDL Cork Yoga Mat contribute to sustainability?
The YDL Cork Yoga Mat is sustainably designed with a renewable cork top layer sourced from the outer bark of cork oak trees. These trees are the only ones in the world that regenerate stripped bark. The base layer is made of natural, non-Amazonian harvested tree rubber. The mat's designs are printed with water-based inks. It is phthalate, silicone, and toxin-free, as well as biodegradable and recyclable.
How should I care for the YDL Cork Yoga Mat?
To clean the mat, simply wipe it with a soft towel dampened with soap and water. After cleaning, lay it flat or hang it to air dry. When rolling up the mat, ensure that the design is on the outside to protect its surface.
What are the dimensions and weight options for the YDL Cork Yoga Mat?
The YDL Cork Yoga Mat is available in three thickness options:
- 5.5mm thick: weighs 7.1 lb (3.2 kg), measures 70" (178 cm) long x 24" (61 cm) wide.
- 3.5mm thick: weighs 4.9 lb (2.2 kg), measures 70" (178 cm) long x 24" (61 cm) wide.
- 1.5mm thick: weighs 3.5 lb (1.6 kg), measures 70" (178 cm) long x 24" (61 cm) wide. The 1.5mm option is also suitable for yogis on the go and can be used as a non-slip natural "topper" on other mats.
How can I activate the grip of the YDL Cork Yoga Mat?
To enhance the mat's grip, lightly spritz it with water before starting your practice. This will activate the natural grip properties of the cork surface, providing a secure and slip-resistant foundation.
Is the YDL Cork Yoga Mat suitable for all types of yoga?
Yes, the YDL Cork Yoga Mat is suitable for various types of yoga practices. Its excellent grip, stability, and moisture-activated features make it suitable for a wide range of yoga styles, including heated and hot yoga classes.
Is the YDL Cork Yoga Mat suitable for beginners?
Absolutely! The YDL Cork Yoga Mat is suitable for practitioners of all levels, including beginners. The cork surface provides a secure grip, promoting stability and confidence during yoga poses.
Can I use the YDL Cork Yoga Mat as a standalone mat or as an additional layer on top of another mat?
The YDL Cork Yoga Mat can be used both ways. It can be used as a standalone mat due to its excellent grip and stability. Alternatively, our 1.5mm option can also serve as a natural "topper" by placing it on top of another mat for added grip and non-slip support.
Can individuals with latex allergies use the YDL Cork Yoga Mat?
Our mats are made from biodegradable natural tree rubber, which is a source of latex. While our mats are not specifically made from latex, it is important to note that latex can be a by-product of rubber. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our mats are completely free of latex.If you have severe latex allergies, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using the mat.