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What is the Best Barre Fitness Flooring?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

There are so many hot workout trends and class offerings sweeping the world of group fitness, with barre fitness classes being among the most popular. These classes are very fun, and they are suitable for people of all fitness abilities and levels. Barre is unique in that it combines a lot of ballet inspired movements with pilates, dance, yoga, and various strength training and light cardio moves in a low-impact routine. Core strength and work on upper and lower body muscles are among the top benefits, and focus is often placed on high reps of various, small range movements. 

Most barre classes use a ballet barre and help participants improve balance, flexibility, and stability. The best barre workout flooring should be either traditional studio dance flooring or other solid surface with slip control. Greatmats offers many options that would make the perfect barre fitness flooring and subflooring.

Home Dance Elite Subfloor


Regardless of the barre fitness flooring you go with, you may want to install a special subfloor. A home dance subfloor is an affordable option that can easily be installed without glue or special hardware. It is removable and portable, and it provides excellent cushion and support for dance floors. For the highest quality dance studio underlayment, choose the Elite Subflooroption. This will provide a professional look and feel for your dancer, as well as a layer of safety. With the cushioned rubber bottom layer, topped with plastic modular tiles as a second layer, this subfloor provides a firm foundation on which to lay an Adagio Marley dance floor. 

Home Adagio Dance Floor Package


If you have a hard, flat surface like wood or concrete in your studio space, a home Adagio dance floor package with Cushion is an excellent option that will deliver amazing results. This Rosco Adagio Marley floor works well for ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical, also making it perfect for barre. It works well with hard or soft shoes, or, bare feet, so depending on the type of barre fitness class, would be suitable for just about anything. 
This barre exercise flooring is easy to install; simply unroll and tape down over the sport plus designer foam tiles using the tape provided. The resulting floor is extremely tough and durable, and it can be installed and rolled back up to transport or store it, as needed. This flooring provides great traction and is slip resistant - but it still allows freedom of movement. For the best dance floor that can go over wood, over concrete, or over tile… this is it. 

Portable Dance Floor Tile


A great barre fitness flooring option that can be easily moved, stored, assembled and disassembled, these 12x12 inch tiles can be installed over any hard, flat surface - including carpet - making them a solution for just about any space! They are designed to be installed and disassembled repeatedly, without compromising the quality and life of the product. 
This tile system is extremely durable with a commercial grade, vinyl top surface that comes with a 5-year warranty. This flooring is waterproof, and it allows for water and air to flow underneath. With 8 different finishes to choose from and ramped border edging, you will have a floor that is attractive, safe, and versatile. It can be cleaned with a damp mop, hot water, and common household floor cleaner.

Athletic Vinyl Padded Roll


This barre fitness flooring is among the best options available. It features a hygienic, heat-welded installation method that results in a floor that is sound and shock absorbent, fade resistant, and low maintenance. It is ergonomic and quiet underfoot, and looks like real wood. It is available in 4 colors with a seamless surface that is durable enough for a fitness pole. Its high performance urethane wear layer provides superior appearance retention, cleanability, and versatility. 
 

Porta Barre with Case


Once you have decided on the perfect barre training flooring for your studio or space, don’t forget your barre! This 4x6 bar was designed by dancers to be the perfect blend of lightweight and stable. It is easy to assemble or disassemble in minutes - without any special tools or keys. It is made from durable aluminum and weighs only 20 pounds. If you’re a barre fitness instructor who teaches at different locations, this is a great option for you and your students with a convenient carrying case to help with easy transport! 

Greatmats for all of your flooring needs!

Greatmats offers a very wide variety of barre fitness flooring options, from various sizes and styles of marley floors, to various portable dance floor and fitness floor options, to everything in between. Regardless of your budget and preferences, Greatmats has a flooring solution that would be perfect for your space, all of which will look and perform well for years to come. 
For more on this topic please review our Ballet Dance Flooring product page.