Mats for Floor Work in the Montessori Classroom Setup
In our curriculum guides, we discuss using mats or carpets for floor-based projects that are frequently presented in the Montessori classroom.
Note that these carpets should be of a simple single color. Lines and patterns distract from a lot of the projects and equipment -- for example, setting up geometric shapes or different types of triangles involves looking at the lines of the equipment itself, so a patterned carpet does not work well.
Look for a carpet that is the size of a yoga mat, but made from a flat carpet. Avoid materials that bunch, wrinkle, or gather.