Layout of Tatami Mats

There are no standard ways to layout tatami mats. While most homes in Japan will employ some perpendicular placement, it is more a matter of personal or cultural aesthetics than convention. Displayed below are some general ideas on tatami mat placements and layouts.

Tatami Room Measurements

# of tatami mats
Area of Coverage
Honma Chukenma Go-Hachima
1.9m x 0.95m = 74.8" x 37.4" 1.8m x 0.9m = 70.87" x 35.43" 1.7m x 0.85m = 66.93" x 33.46"
Area (SqM) Area (SqFt) Area (SqM) Area (SqFt) Area (SqM) Area (SqFt)
1 1.81 19.44 1.62 17.45 1.45 15.55
2 3.61 38.88 3.24 34.90 2.89 31.10
3 5.42 58.3 4.86 52.35 4.35 46.65
4 7.22 77.75 6.48 69.80 5.78 62.2
4.5   8.12   87.47    7.29  78.53   6.50   69.98
5   9.03   97.19    8.10 87.25   7.23    77.75
5.5   9.93 106.91    8.91  95.98   7.95    85.53
6 10.83 116.63    9.72 104.70   8.67  93.30
6.5 11.73 126.34 10.53 113.43   9.39 101.08
7 12.64 136.06 11.34 122.15 10.12 108.85
7.5 13.54 145.78 12.15 130.88 10.84 116.63
8 14.44 155.50 12.96 139.60 11.56 124.40
8.5 15.34 165.22 13.77 148.33 12.28 132.18
9 16.25 174.94 14.58 157.05 13.01 139.95
9.5 17.15 184.66 15.39 165.78 13.73 147.73
10 18.05 194.38 16.20 174.50 14.45 155.5

Dimensions of Tatami Mats Layout

Layout Honma Chukenma Go-Hachima
1.9m x 0.95m = 74.8" by 37.4" 1.8m by 0.9m=70.87" by 35.43" 1.7m by 0.85m=66.93" by 33.46"
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Slide 1: 1 x 1.5 1.90m x 2.85m 6'2" x 9'4" 1.8m x 2.7m 5'8" x 8'10" 1.7m x 2.55m 5'8" x 8'4"
Slide 2: 1 x 2 1.90m x 3.80m 6'2" x 12'5" 1.8m x 3.6m 5'8" x 11'9" 1.7m x 3.4m 5'8" x 11'1"
Slide 3: 1.5 x 1.5 2.85m x 2.85m 9'4" x 9'4" 2.7m x 2.7m 8'10" x 8'10" 2.55m x 2.55m 8'4" x 8'4"
Slide 4: 1 x 2.5 1.90m x 4.75m 6'2" x 15'7" 1.8m x 4.5m 5'8" x 14'9" 1.7m x 4.25m 5'8" x 13'11"
Slide 5: 1.5 x 2 2.85m x 3.80m 9'4" x 12'5" 2.7m x 3.6m 8'10" x 11'9" 2.55m x 3.4m 8'4" x 11'1"
Slide 6: 1 x 3 1.90m x 5.70m 6'2"ft x 18'8" 1.8m x 5.4m 5'8" x 17'8" 1.7m x 5.1m 5'8" x 16'8"

 

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