Gorilla Mats FAQ

Have a question about Gorilla Mats?  We have an answer!

1 - Product


What are Gorilla Mats?

At Gorilla Mats, our mission is to help you become a better, healthier version of yourself.  We do that by creating large exercise and yoga mats that will transform the way you think about home fitness.  We have designed and created a mat unlike any other.  You can ready more about us here.


Which Gorilla Mat is best for me?

Gorilla Mats come in two styles.  The best mat for you depending on your wants and needs for durability, function, and space.

Our Premium Large Exercise Mats are designed for ultra durable performance and come in 6 x 4', 7 x 4', 8 x 4', and 10 x 4' sizes.

These are perfect for high intensity, home cardio workouts such as P90X, Insanity, Plyo, T25, HIIT, TRX, jumping rope, plyometrics, under a punching bag, treadmill or stationary bike, or any other home fitness program.  Although we call it an exercise mat, we have customers who love this mat for their yoga practice!  We're always hearing about people finding new uses for our mats, but if you need an mat with unmatched durability to withstand your toughest workouts (with your shoes on), our Premium Large Exercise Mats are for you.

Our Premium Large Yoga Mats are designed for maximum comfort and padding and come in 6 x 4', 7 x 5' and 9 x 6' sizes.

These are excellent for yoga, stretching, foam rolling, Pilates, barefoot body weight exercises, play mats for kids, pushups, situps, calisthenics, or any light fitness routine without shoes.  While we don't recommend it, many customers use these large mats to cover their home gym, garage, or home studio floor.  Need a little extra padding and a nice large, soft surface under your yoga mat?  Our Large Yoga Mats are for you.

Every Gorilla Mat is made of the highest quality materials, with thick, comfortable padding to protect your joints and floor, with an anti-slip unique dot pattern on the bottom to prevent sliding.

Click here for our Exercise Mat vs Yoga Mat blog post.

We guarantee you will love the Gorilla Mat that you choose and back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and lifetime warranty.


Can I use a Gorilla Mat on carpet, tile, concrete, hardwood floors, etc?

Yes!  Gorilla Mats can be used on almost any flat surface to provide comfortable padding, shock absorption, non-slip grip, and high density protection for your joints and floors.

On the bottom of every Gorilla Mat, there is a unique dot pattern that is designed to keep your mat from sliding around while you're using it.  The weight of an extra large mat helps keep the mat in place too.

However, in some cases with intense workouts and thicker carpets, our mats may need a little more to lock them in place.  We recommend and our customers have had success with Rug Anchors in this case.


Can I wear shoes on a Gorilla Mat?

Yes!  We designed our Premium Large Exercise Mats with maximum durability to stand up to high intensity workouts with shoes!

Our Premium Large Yoga Mats are designed for yoga, stretching, and barefoot exercises.


What are Gorilla Mats made of?

Gorilla Mats are made using the highest quality materials and eco-friendly manufacturing techniques.  Gorilla Mats are made of premium high density, non-toxic 16P free natural rubber (exercise mats only) and PER foam.

Our mats are tested to ensure they have no odor, no smell, no phthalates, no latex, no silicone, and no toxins.


Do Gorilla Mats help reduce impact and noise?

Yes, absolutely.  Gorilla Mats are made of with premium, high density foam and thicker than most exercise and yoga mats.  Our mats will protect your joints and floors by adding extra padding and shock absorption to your jumping, dancing, and cardio exercise routines.


Can I put my treadmill, elliptical machine, stationary bike, gym equipment, on a Gorilla Mat?

Yes, as long as there are no sharp edges, our Premium Large Exercise Mats can be used to provide extra cushion, protect your flooring, and reduce vibrations and noise from your gym and fitness training equipment.  Keep in mind, if the equipment is heavy it may leave an imprint on your mat.

How much does a Gorilla Mat weigh?

Our mats are portable, but high-density premium large exercise and yoga mats can be a bit heavy!

Premium Large Exercise Mats

  • 6' x 4' x 1/4" - 14 lbs
  • 7' x 4' x 8mm - 22 lbs
  • 8' x 4' x 1/4" - 18 lbs
  • 10' x 4' x 1/4" - 25 lbs

Premium Large Yoga Mats

  • 6' x 4' x 8mm - 9 lbs
  • 7' x 5' x 8mm - 12 lbs
  • 9' x 6' x 8mm - 17 lbs

Can I place two or more Gorilla Mats together?

Many customers purchase more than one Gorilla Mat to create an even larger area for their home gym or home studio.

Depending on your use and flooring, the weight of the Gorilla Mats and the unique dot pattern on the bottom of our mats is usually enough to keep the mats together.

However, you may want to secure the mats together another way.  In this case, we recommend and our customers have had success with Meister Mat Tape.

2 - Ordering


How can I purchase a Gorilla Mat?

Gorilla Mats are available here on our website.  We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover credit cards, Paypal, or Amazon Pay.

Your Gorilla Mat is covered with a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you change your mind for any reason.

3 - Shipping


Do you ship outside of the United States?

We love to ship Gorilla Mats anywhere, however we only offer free shipping in the United States.  If you want to get a quote for shipping, please add your order to the cart and go to Checkout to get an instant shipping quote.

If you have any questions, let us know.  We will get back to you right away!

4 - Cleaning & Care


How should I clean my Gorilla Mat?

For a quick clean after each workout or yoga session, we recommend using a Gorilla Mat 100% Microfiber Towel to wipe away any moisture.

When your mat gets to the point where it needs a deeper cleaning, we recommend the following:

  1. Mix a few drops of non-bleach dish soap in a small bowl of warm water.
  2. Use a cloth or soft brush to scrub the top surface with the mixture.
  3. Wipe clean and dry using a towel or hang dry in the sun.
  4. Make sure your mat is completely dry on both sides before rolling up!

Where should I store my Gorilla Mat?

Gorilla Mats can be rolled up and secured using the two velcro storage straps that are included with your mat.  If you need it out of the way, you can roll it to the side of your room, lean it in a corner, or hide it away in a closet or under your bed.


Why is my Gorilla Mat slippery?

Gorilla Mats can be a little slippery when they are brand new.  We call this the "break in" period and it will definitely get better with use!  This is the nature of the ultra-durable top layer of the mat.  Also, hopefully you take comfort in knowing that the sweat and moisture isn't absorbing into the mat.

You can speed up the break in period by cleaning the mat with a small amount of mild dish soap and warm water.  Or lay it out in a high traffic area for a week or two.

5 - Returns & Exchanges


What is your return and exchange policy?

Unless otherwise specified, new items in their original packaging, including carry bag and storage straps may be returned within 60 days of purchase for a full refund. If the return is the result of our error, such as shipping an incorrect item, we will provide return shipping at no cost.

We are happy to exchange most items for a different size; all returns or exchanges must be done within 60 days of order date. Send exchange or return items to the following address:

Gorilla Mats
1 Progress Drive Suite 7
Dover, NH 03820

Ship via USPS or UPS and please include your name, order number if available and a brief note detailing your request so we can take care of you.

Please clean your mat, roll up with the logo facing out (dots facing in), and secured with the two Velcro straps, before placing in the carry bag.

Gorilla Mats that are received dirty or damaged during shipping will incur additional fees.

Allow up to two weeks to receive refunds.  This time period includes the return ship time, processing your return and initiating a refund.