Dance Studio Subfloor, Cushion Elite Subfloor System for Professional Dance Studio Floors

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Subfloor Dance Studio Elite

Dance Studio Subfloor, Cushion Elite Subfloor System for Professional Dance Studio Floors
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Top Features for Subfloor Dance Studio Elite

  1. Affordable dance studio subfloor option
  2. Easy no glue or hardware installation
  3. Removable and portable
  4. Provides excellent cushion and support for dance floors
  5. Install firm marley dance floor for finished top surface
Use Types

Dance Studio Subfloors, Home Dance Studios, Aerobic Floors, Athletic Subfloor System

Greatmats' Elite provides an affordable and high quality dance studio underlayment flooring system that'll give your studio a professional look while keeping safety in mind.

Our dance plastic subfloor includes a foam bottom layer, topped with plastic athletic tiles as a second layer. This means you'll have a cushioned floor for dancers in professional dance studios or even at home, while the hard, plastic surface provides a firm foundation on which to lay marley dance floors as an optional third layer.

We've compiled the four best reasons to make use of our subfloor for dance floor areas, helping you select the best dance studio flooring for your particular needs.

1. Sturdy and Durable Dance Subfloor

The bottom layer of our interlocking subfloor consists of 1/2-inch thick interlocking EVA foam tiles. They provide a cushioned underlayment in these floors for dance studio environments. The base layer is easy to install, because the universal interlocking system adheres the tiles to each other.

The foam mats are durable and will last for years, while the non-slip surface will keep your second layer of dance subfloor from shifting underneath a marley surface material, which can be installed on top of the hard, plastic tiles. (The optional marley surface is sold separately.)

The second layer of the dance floor subfloor is an extremely durable layer of 5/8-inch thick raised polypropylene tiles that are capable of handling 20,000 pounds per square foot of static load. These hard snap-together tiles will fit tightly together with their interlocking subfloor design, ensuring they will not separate at the seams.

The subfloor for dance floor spaces from Greatmats is made in the USA, meaning you can trust the quality of the materials used in the dance subfloor. The tiles all are manufactured within tolerance standards, which ensures the longevity of the floor, as well as an easy installation.

The subflooring layers can be cleaned using a damp mop and any common household cleaner. If using the layers separately, be sure to allow all components of the subflooring to dry completely after cleaning before re-stacking the layers of the professional dance flooring system. While the layers of the Dance Studio Subfloor Elite are waterproof, moisture can become trapped beneath or between the tiles, especially if you add a marley surface on top. Allowing everything to dry before reinstalling will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

For daily maintenance, the foam mat layer is cleanable with a vacuum. You will want to test the vacuum on these foam mats in an inconspicuous area, just to make sure that the vacuum will not damage or discolor the tiles in any way.

2. Portable Design

Should you need a dance subfloor that you can move from room to room in your home, dance studio or even traveling performances, our interlocking tiles give you the perfect option. Both layers of this professional dance studio subfloor system are free floating and can be un-installed and reinstalled if needed.

With our interlocking subfloor design, you easily can assemble and disassemble the subfloor for dance floor tiles for transporting the tiles and installing them in a new location. You don't need any adhesives or special tools to put together this flooring option, as the interlocking subfloor will fit together perfectly.

Each individual tile is small and lightweight, measuring 12-by-12 inches and offering 1 square foot of coverage. Each dance subfloor tile measures 1 inch in thickness and weighs 1.15 pounds, making it an ideal option for carrying to new locations. Additionally, the dance floor tiles are also easy to cut to fit around posts or other obstacles. You can create wall-to-wall or island installations, depending on your needs for the subfloor in each different location.

3. Simple Installation

Installation of the subfloor for dance floor system is an extremely easy process. You'll be able to fully install this product yourself without needing professional help.

First, the tiles are small and lightweight, making it easy for one person to maneuver them into place. Second, the interlocking subfloor requires no special tools or adhesive for installation, as the interlocking channels ensure that each tile remains in place without the worry of having edges pop loose and cause a tripping hazard. Third, the tiles and flooring are thin enough for the dance subfloor that you can cut them to fit any space with a utility knife and a straightedge.

We do recommend that you allow the tiles to sit in the building or room in which they'll be installed for 24-48 hours before installing them, allowing the tiles to acclimate to the humidity level and temperature of the room. Additionally, you should leave a slight gap of between 0.25 inches and 1 inch between the edge of the tiles and the wall of the room in a wall-to-wall installation.

When installing the subfloor for dance floors, do not install it over carpeting, which could cause problems with longevity. Instead, you'll want to install the flooring over a hard surface.

If you have concerns about moisture in the area where you'll be installing the interlocking subfloor, such as in basements where the hard flooring may have moisture appear on it, you'll want to check underneath the dance subfloor from time to time to ensure that moisture is not becoming trapped beneath the subfloor for dance floor tiles.

If you want to place an optional marley layer over the top of the plastic tiles, set up the marley floor so that it doesn't completely cover the plastic tile layer. You'll want a gap of about 2 inches where the marley floor ends and where the plastic layer ends. This will allow you to tape down the marley floor onto the plastic floor, ensuring marley floor doesn't slip out of place. The friction between the foam layer and the plastic tiles ensures that these two layers will not slide against each other, causing slippage, but tape is needed to keep the marley layer in place..

4. Multiple Uses

Beyond using this subfloor under dance studio floor surfaces, it also will work well for other athletic purposes. In fact, this system is great for dance studios that cater to families or community events. If the area in which you are installing your subfloor for dance floor is used for multiple purposes, you really have a 3-in-1 flooring solution with this Greatmats product.

Dance: When both layers of the interlocking subfloor are installed, you'll have a great all-purpose professional dance floor offering both cushion and support. Should you be seeking a dance floor that's capable of handling street shoes without damaging the surface, you can just use the black plastic center layer of the dance subfloor system, rather than adding the optional marley floor.

Indoor Court: You may use just the black plastic center flooring layer to create an indoor athletic court. This layer is paintable, and it works great as a surface for basketball or volleyball courts. If you want to place this athletic flooring option over a hard surface, such as cement, we recommend installation of a rubber underlayment beneath these flooring tiles. Otherwise, the center flooring layer will not provide enough of a cushioning layer with shock resistance for athletic flooring.

Play Area: The foam bottom layer of this system works as a single layer for turning a space into a play area for kids. This layer will soften the hard floor underneath, while providing extra warmth and comfort for children playing on it. The foam later is waterproof, stain resistant, low odor, lead free, and latex free, making it the perfect flooring for kids.

Keep in mind that the primary purpose of the two layers of the Dance Studio Subfloor Elite system is to provide proper support and cushioning for your marley dance floor. As such, the foam bottom layer will likely form some indents should you place equipment or other objects onto the floor. This foam layer may not have the same aesthetic value as foam floors used strictly for kids play areas. This does not, however, harm the functionality of the foam flooring.

If you chose to use the layers of this flooring for something other than a dance floor, it's easy to turn it back into its normal form as a professional dance studio floor. Simply put the layers back together, just as you did with the original installation, and you're ready to use it as a dance floor once again. All of the layers of the dance studio subfloor are easy to install, disassemble, and reinstall.

Other Options

When used for advanced ballet and pointe, some customers recommend using our rubber underlayment, called Plyometric Rolled Rubber, instead of the foam tiles. Greatmats offers the rubber material in 4-foot wide rolls, cut to custom lengths as needed. The rubber material is 3/8-inch thick, and it weighs about 1.8 pounds per square foot.

If you're looking for an installation of the dance subfloor in a huge area, you may want to look toward some of our other flooring products that are available in larger sizes of individual tiles. Installing these 1 square foot tiles in a 20-by-20-foot area will take quite a bit longer than if you're using tiles that measure 4 or more square feet, for example.


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Product Type Tile
Material Type Polypropylene Plastic
Product Edging Interlocking
Thickness 1 inch
Width 1.00 feet
Length 1.00 feet
SF per Item 1.00
Weight 1.15 lbs
Packaging Cartons
Number of Pieces per Package Type 25
Non Absorbent Yes
Special Adhesives No
Interlock Loss 0.00 feet
Interlocking Connections Yes
Made In USA
Order Minimum 100
Surface Finish Smooth flat
Surface Design Solid color
Installation Method Interlocking, dry lay
UV Treated No
Reversible No
Border Strips Included No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year limited
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 View Installation Instructions

 View Cleaning and Maintenance

 View Specifications Data Sheet

 View Dance Cushion Elite Subfloor Foam Warranty

 View Dance Cushion Elite Subfloor Tile Warranty

View Dance Cushion Elite Subfloor Tile Product Specifications

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Product Questions:

How does this floor sound with the marley on top for a hard tapper - will it hold up
The tap is very good as the marley is installed on top of the hard plastic tiles, it will last for many years in a commercial studio.
I received the Adagio Vinyl flooring for my top layer and the vinyl tape. I understand how to tape the pieces together, but I am unsure of what to tape it to on the sides? I purchased the foam mats and the court floor tile. So do I tape the vinyl to the court flooring or the cement?
When installing this dance sub floor elite product, tape the vinyl to the plastic tiles. Leave the vinyl marley dance floor 2 inches short of the edge of the plastic tiles in order to tape half on the vinyl and half on the tiles.
Will the plastic tiles remain in place once they are put on top of the foam mats? The concern is if the Marley is being taped to the tiles, what is to stop it from moving around, especially if this is not installed wall-to-wall.
We have many installations like this and we don't have any experience with the plastic tiles shifting. They tiles have enough resistance against the foam so that no movement occurs.
Would this be good under laminate?
We are not sure about laminate, its good under our Adagio marley material.
Does this price include both the foam and plastic layers. Can these layer be bought separately?
Yes the price includes both layers and yes the products can be purchased separately.
We are looking for a dance floor to install in our upstairs bonus room. We want something that is safe for her since she will be spending many hours on the floor dance and also something that will help keep the noise of her dancing from being so loud the room below the dance area.
We would recommend our Elite Subfloor system as an underlayment with Adagio marley as the top dance surface.