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Home Dance Subfloor

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Home Dance Studio Sub Flooring, Foam Cushion Tiles

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Top Features for Home Dance Subfloor

  1. Affordable home 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

Home Dance Studio Subflooring

Interlocking Subfloor for Traveling Dance Troupes

Our 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 soft foam tile bottom layer, topped with plastic athletic tiles as a second layer. This means you'll have a cushioned floor for dancers in at home dance studios and traveling dance troupes. 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.

We offer the foam material in 2x2 ft tiles and plastic layer in 1x1 foot tiles.

1. Sturdy and Durable Dance Subfloor

The bottom layer of our interlocking subfloor consists of 1/2 inch thick foam material in tile format. This provides a cushioned underlayment in home dance studio environments. The base layer is easy to install, simply piece the the foam puzzle tiles together.

The foam tiles are durable and will last for years under light use, 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 durable layer of 5/8-inch thick raised polypropylene tiles. 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 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 Home Dance Studio Subfloor are waterproof, moisture can become trapped beneath or between the tiles, especially if you add a marley surface on top. Allowing everything to dry completely before reinstalling will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

2. Portable Design

Should you need a dance subfloor that you can move at some time, both layers of this professional dance studio subfloor system are free floating and can be un-installed and reinstalled if needed.

With this subfloor design, you easily can assemble and disassemble the subfloor for dance floor. You don't need any adhesives or special tools to put together this flooring option.

Each individual plastic tile is small and lightweight, measuring 12 x 12 inches and covers one SF. These dance subfloor tiles measure 5/8 inch in thickness and weigh 1.15 pounds each, making it an ideal option for carrying to new locations. The foam tiles are 2x2 feet in size and cover 4 square feet per tile. This cushioned layer is 1/2 inch thick and ways just 1.2 pounds per foam tile.

Additionally, the both layers 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 foam 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.

If you have concerns about moisture in the area where you'll be installing the subfloor, such as in basements where the hard flooring may have moisture appear on it, we recommend you perform a moisture test before installing the floor.

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 one inch 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 may be needed to keep the marley layer in place.

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 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 top layer of the dance subfloor system, rather than adding the optional marley floor.

Keep in mind that the primary purpose of the two layers of the Home Dance Studio Subfloor system is to provide proper support and cushioning for your marley dance floor.

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.


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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
PDF DOCUMENTS⌃ Back to top

 View Installation Instructions

 View Cleaning and Maintenance

 View Specifications Data Sheet

 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? 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? 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 bottom layer 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 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.
We are building a garage this fall and we'd like it to be multi purpose for vehicles and for ballet and tap dancing. Would this be durable enough to park a vehicle on it? Or is there any other floor you'd suggest?
We do not have any floors for both autos and ballet or gym, its really one or the other.

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Customer Rating:

We did all our homework, and Greatmats was a super good fit for us. It was easy to handle. It was easy to install. It does well for all forms of dance that we do and is very, very durable. We're quite happy.
We have had absolutely no injuries to hamstrings, no shin splints - anything that would be caused by too hard of a floor. In our applications, it is equally as good as any wood sprung floor.''
We have had really good success with tap on this floor - good sound all the way around. It's very comfortable for them. I have beginners to advanced on pointe on this floor, and it's fine.
We just love the service, and we've had good success.

Pequot Lakes, MN

Customer Rating:

It was very easy to transport and install using simple carts on wheels, lightweight enough for anyone to help with the installation. I was very impressed with how little time it took to install the floor.
Jumping felt great right away. This system definitely felt MUCH better on the joints when compared to the other floors we have performed on. Our bodies were not as sore from the shock of landings the next day.

St. Paul, MN

Customer Rating:

We love our flooring from Greatmats! It was easy to install and gives our dancers a nice cushioned floor to dance on.

Bryan, OH