Buying a prayer mat is not a big deal as you can have them without any problem in any other shop but the main thing is that you have to get that one which is beautiful as well as durable. You have to be more careful while buying when you need a folding prayer mat because you have to see the utility in that and the ease which it is providing to you. You need to be careful about it and check all the features carefully before buying. Some of the shopkeepers will try to indulge you in their talk and then try to sell you the prayer mats which are not suitable for you according to your need so you have to be attentive of what they are saying and how they are talking to you. Here is a small guide for you:
When you are going to buy prayer mats then first you need to keep in your mind that what you really need and which kind of prayer mat will be suitable for you. If you are getting that for yourself then you can choose easily and if you are getting it for a kid then you have to focus more on the softness and the colors of the mat as kids are attracted towards colors and they will like to pray on mats that are colorful but as an adult you need to get a simpler one for yourself as these colors may distract you from the main purpose of praying.
When you are going to buy then you have to ask for the prices first from one shop and then you have to go to few more shops and see the quality and prices there too. Then it will be easier for you to compare the quality and prices and in this way you can easily decide from where you have to buy and what you need to buy. Never go to have to have the cheaper ones as they do not look nice and also they will not durable and might rip off form the edges or from the places where you stand or have your knees. Always check the quality of the material and the type of material before you buy any prayer mat. Never buy too much of them for your house.