In addition to providing the best air quality in our studios, Hot 8 Yoga has cared enough about your safety to install flooring that is slip resistant, hypo-allergenic and specifically designed for hot and humid environments. Both of our studios have Ploy-Extruded Matting (PEM) an environmentally enhanced solution for flooring that virtually eliminates odors, moisture problems, and the hazards associated with other toxic flooring products. Without moisture, mold and bacteria don’t flourish, leaving the studio clean and fresh.
The flooring at Hot 8 Yoga is made out of PVC, which is the same material used to make yoga mats. It is about the same hardness as the bottom of a sneaker. It is shock absorbent, so if someone were too accidentally fall on it they would be much less likely to be injured compared to hardwood floors or even carpet. However, it is not a cushion and not soft like rubber, fitness tiles or foam matting. Also, the thermal properties of our flooring accelerate evaporation so our floor stays dry. The flooring at Hot 8 Yoga has better traction with wet bare feet than a Reebok Athletic Shoe! How’s THAT for safety!