We have answered this extensively on our blog but the primary answer is that carpets typically have padding and the padding hinders balancing. When you can't balance, you can't root. When you can't root, you can't get the most out of your practice. And isn't that what it is all about?!
We currently are only fulfilling orders in the United States. We have recently partnered with Amazon.ca to carry the Root Board and Canadians can now purchase the Root Board in Canada from Amazon.ca. As our product line expands and we deepen relationships with carrier companies we intend on expanding shipping to Mexico, the UK and Australia.
There is a reason why most yoga studio floors are hardwood or bamboo. That surface allows for just the right amount of firmness, support and forgiveness. Practicing yoga at home on carpet doesn't produce the same experience. The Root Board simulated the yoga studio practice.
We maintain a small inventory and when we have items in stock we typically ship by the next business day. Orders shipped to the West Coast typically take 2-3 days, Central and East Coast deliveries can take 5-8 days. When orders are backordered we will inform you of the schedule.
We offer flat rate subsidized shipping in three zones across the United States: Western States, Central and East Coast locations. We also often have FREE SHIPPING promotions where standard ground shipping is free.
No. While in use the Root Board may creak as the tightly formed strands of bamboo move under the weight of the yogi. This is most common with high pile carpet but rest assured, the Root Board has been stress tested and is extremely strong. When used for its intended purpose it will last for many years to come.
As we ship more Root Boards across the country during the Winter we are hearing that there is the occasional minor bowing. This is caused by changes in humidity and temperature. As the Root Board is made of natural organic fiber, this is to be expected and with proper acclimation and care should not detract from its use. If this occurs we advise yogis to flip the board over when it is stowed- and even when in use. The Root Board was designed to be reversible. The bowing will flatten out, and in our experience, doesn’t impact our practice.