So, there was an incident and now one of the mats has a hole in it. The hole is about 1 x 0.5 cm wide. What is the best way to repair it so it is still safe to train on said mat?

The mat is a plastic covered foamed judo mat similar to this one.


That doesn't sound like a huge hole. I would at least consider taping it and moving it to the to a spot off to the side.

If that solution sets off your safety or insurance alarms, I'd look into a mat repair kit. The Swain one includes:

  • (1) 7/8" x 7/8" patch
  • (1) 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" patch
  • (1) 36" reinforcement filament for repairing tears at edges
  • (2) Alcohol Prep pads
  • Set of illustrated instructions

Wrestling mats have a different set of recommended patch kits.

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