"I have tried everything and this is the absolute best"
Zebra mats are the best solution for hot yoga studio flooring. The Zebra floor is easy to clean and doesn't smell. I don't worry about mold or bacteria getting stuck into it like it does in a carpet. Staph infections are a big concern in any kind of studio environment. It also provides a surface that is soft enough for my students with knee injuries to comfortably kneel on the floor. Students appreciate the clean feel, smell, and look of the flooring. And if I ever change locations, I can take the flooring with me.
The Zebra yoga mats have been in my studio for 30 months now and my students remark - especially after going to other studios - that this is the nicest and best floor they have ever worked out on. It is nearly non-slip, which is a big change from other materials, and as my other teachers have pointed out they don't get the strange spine and foot calluses they used to get from practicing on carpet or other materials. There is nothing better! Some 20-year veteran teachers have recently put it into their studio and are getting more students praising it every day. Every studio that uses it absolutely loves it. I have tried everything and this is the absolute best flooring for yoga.
Steamtown Hot Yoga