Dance Studio Flooring Options and Ideas
Dance Flooring Guide
As many studios practice a range of dance styles, it’s common to install multi-purpose flooring to cater to different types. There are numerous factors to consider when setting up your dance space, whether it be a commercial studio or a home dance area, the most important of which is choosing the proper flooring. You can match your needs to your flooring by considering the various dance flooring options that are available.
Dance floors provide distinct benefits to dancers in terms of improving performance and reducing the risk of injury. While reliability, ease of use, and durability are critical concerns, it is also crucial to consider how your flooring will look.
Greatmats offers affordable dance floors for one-time occasions, more resilient types for frequent usage, and custom-cut versions for the ideal fit.
This guide makes it easy to find exactly what you need. Keep reading to learn about the key differences between various types of flooring, compare popular products, and get answers to your questions!
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- Before You Buy
- Top 10 Questions
- Top Rated Products
- Product Comparisons
- Featured Testimonials
- Related Product Categories
Before You Buy Your Dance Flooring
Considerations for purchasing dance flooring:
Before starting your search for the ideal dance floor, there are a few important factors to take into account. Each of these will be specific to your dancing style and studio environment. The blogs below provide information and tips about what to consider when purchasing flooring for your dance studio or home practice space.
- Although there are many factors to consider when choosing a dance floor, shock absorption and slip resistance are two of the most important.
Learn More: The Top 2 Factors In Choosing Dance Flooring
- The appropriate thickness for a dance floor will depend on the type of dance it is intended for, the amount of traction required, and the available space for the floor.
Learn More: What Thickness Should You Plan For A Dance Floor?
- When planning a dance floor for an outdoor wedding, take into account the dance floor's base and the available space.
Learn More: How To Create An Outdoor Wedding Dance Floor
- Learn how a sprung floor can significantly reduce the risk of injury from impact caused by certain movements and practices.
Learn More: What Is A Sprung Floor? Dance and Sports Subflooring
- Find out what qualities to look for when choosing a temporary or portable dance floor, such as ease of installation and storage.
Learn More: What Makes a Good Mobile Dance Floor?
Find the best products:
- Commercial Dance Studios
- Home Dance Studios
- Portable Dance Locations
- Complete Dance Floor Kits
- Dance Subfloors
Top 10 Questions About Dance FlooringBelow are the most popular questions we've received around dance flooring. Click the question to find to get a detailed answer and explanation on these topics.
- Can I Place Dance Flooring Over Concrete?
The best option is to add a subfloor over the concrete and then to place the thin dance floor over the subfloor. A sprung subfloor, a foam subfloor, a rubber subfloor, or a plastic subfloor are all options to go over the concrete.
- How Do I Make the Best Breakdance Floor?
Breakdancing can be a fun workout, while also delivering a popular dance style. A dance floor that’s useful for breakdancing should be slip resistant, offer durability, contain cushioning, and include UV resistance (if you will use it outdoors).
- How Much Is a Marley Dance Floor?
The majority of marley dance floors will have a cost of $2 to $3 per square foot of coverage, although some cost quite a bit more. These floors have other potential costs to watch for, too, including shipping, installation, and subflooring materials and installation.
- How Much Do Vinyl Dance Floor Rolls and Tiles Cost?
The cost for your dance floor will depend on the style of material you select. Marley vinyl floors often cost $2 to $3 per square foot, but some cost more. Portable dance floor tiles often cost $4 to $7 per square foot, but wood tiles cost closer to $30 per square foot.
- What Is a Marley Dance Floor Made of?
Marley dance floor rolls will consist of either vinyl or PVC plastic, both of which are durable materials, even in thin configurations. Commonly, marley floors will measure between 1.5 mm and 3 mm in thickness. Both PVC and vinyl can accept tape or glue to secure the roll.
- Do I Want Portable or Permanent Dance Studio Flooring?
Portable dance floor options work well for carrying the floor to performance locations, and they usually consist of tiles or lightweight marley rolls. Permanent options look great in a dance studio setting, where practices and performance will occur regularly.
- What Are the Top Tap Dance Floors?
Because of the special shoes in use for tap dancing, the tap floor needs to include a few important traits, including the true sound it makes when struck with a tap. These floors should also be durable, portable, easy to assemble, and easy to store.
- How Do You Clean Dance Studio Flooring?
Different cleaning methods should occur with dance floors on a regular basis. Mopping and sweeping the floor should happen a few times per week. Giving the floors a deep cleaning with a machine can occur a few times per year to keep the material in top condition.
- How Do You Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood?
When placing a roll of marley over a hardwood floor, fix any imperfections in the floor, such as protruding nails. Then place the rolls of marley across the floor, securing the rolls with tape across the top at the seams and tape or glue underneath.
- How Do You Store Marley Dance Floors and Vinyl Rolls?
If you will be storing your roll of marley between usages or performances, clean it before storing it. After cleaning, roll up the sections of the floor around a tube. Make sure to store the rolls in an upright position. When stored horizontally, the weight of the floor could cause warping by collapsing on itself.
- How Do You Cut Marley Dance Flooring?
Because rolls of marley flooring are so thin, cutting them to fit a certain location is easier than with other flooring options. Use a sharp utility knife, and have fresh blades on hand. Use a straight edge as a guide to create a clean cut.
Top Rated Dance Flooring Products
Rosco Adagio Marley Roll
The Rosco Adagio Marley Roll supports both hard-sole and soft-sole shoes, and customers can order it in a custom length, paired with the standard width of 5.25 feet.
EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile
The 12-by-12-inch vinyl EZ Portable Dance Floor Tiles pop together with a hidden interlocking system and are available in six faux wood stain colors.
Rosco Adagio Touring Portable Dance Roll
Our Rosco Adagio Touring Portable Dance Roll has a bit less weight than the average roll of marley flooring, making it easier to transport, yet it delivers the desired level of performance for multiple dance use cases.
Dance and Stage Pro Full Roll
For a high quality dance flooring that’s perfect for soft shoe dance types, available in multiple colors and ideal for performances, count on our Dance and Stage Pro Full Roll.
Rosco Dance Floor Reversible Roll
Our Rosco Dance Floor Reversible Roll, which is ideal for soft shoe dance and ballet, has black on one side and gray on the other side.
Dance Flooring Comparisons
Product Details & Dance Types
Subfloor Products & Systems
Which Dance Floor Do You Need?
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Where Will You Put Your Dance Floor?
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|Dance Studio Subfloor Elite||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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Featured Dance Flooring Testimonials
Abraham Lincoln High School
At Abraham Lincoln High School, the theater department was able to turn an unused auto shop area into a black box theater, thanks to our dance flooring roll. A roll of rubber was used as an underlay between the concrete subfloor and the dance floor.
Theater Stage Product: Dance and Stage Pro Roll
Christine’s Dance Company
Christine’s Dance Company owner Christine Mattmiller needed a location for dance performances and partnered with the local high school. However, because the school did not have a flooring suitable for dance, she chose our portable dance floor roll, that could be easily removed afterward, to use for performances.
Touring Performance Product: Rosco Adagio Touring Portable Roll
Ballet Co. Laboratory
Needing a dance flooring that’s suitable for both performances and practice, Ballet Co. Laboratory chose our gray and black reversible dance floor.
Ballet Product: Rosco Dance Floor Reversible Roll
Savannah Manzel and Family
When the With two daughters thriving with learning dance, Savannah Manzel and family wanted to set up safe and useful dance spaces in their home. Our custom length marley roll provided the family with just the right length of floor to fit the desired spaces.
Use at Home Product: Rosco Adagio Marley Custom Cut Roll
Dance Flooring Installation & Maintenance Videos
Marley Dance Flooring Maintenance Tips
Home Marley Dance Floor Options for Over Concrete or Carpet
How To Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood