Thanks for this discussion. Breathe mats are designed for use in Bikram yoga, on carpeted and flotex flooring. When used for its intended purpose, we're confident that Breathe mats are the best yoga mats available. They absorb far more than a regular towel, in fact they will not ever soak through, they have more padding than a regular towel and they certainly offer more grip. In addition, they are designed to eliminate the need for a sticky mat, so they're economically sound too. If a Breathe mat is used on hardwood or cork floor, you'll find the grip isn't there, especially if you are practicing any flow type yoga series. We try to make this clear on our website, and we work with people on an individual basis if they've purchased a Breathe mat for use on hardwood floors. In certain scenarios, they can work well with a sticky mat underneath, but they were not designed to so we do not advertise this point. We're always testing new adaptations of our mats and consider every piece of feedback we receive, so continue to email us with your opinions and in the meantime, buy Breathe mats with confidence if you are a student of the Bikram method on carpeted or flotex flooring.