Sport Plus Designer Foam Tile
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Top Features for Sport Plus Designer Foam Tile
- Interlocking puzzle tile installation
- Lightweight and portable
- Lead free and latex free
- Waterproof and non absorbent
- Each tile includes 2 border strips
- Durable closed cell EVA foam is easy to clean
- Place directly on hard surface, no adhesive required
- High density foam floor tile
Home Gym Flooring, Aerobic Dance Floors, Dance Flooring Underlayment
Sport Plus Designer Foam Tile is a high density and durable interlocking foam sport tile. This foam tile features a durable top texture that is an excellent choice for indoor aerobic floors, dance floor underlayment and sport floors.
You can use this durable EVA foam tile in your home for exercise room floors too. This floor tile is dense enough to withstand the weight of exercise bikes and most exercise equipment. It provides a great surface for aerobic workouts.
And for those looking to create a space for dance workouts, either personally or commercially, this dance pad foam underlayment is the perfect solution for home, recreational and club dance studios. This is a great subfloor for dancers of all ages. Use this single layer of high density foam to provide protection from hard floors for dancers, except for advanced ballet adult dancers.
Dance Use Cases
This foam tile makes an excellent economical underlayment option for many types of dance floors. When used under a Marley dance floor surface, the foam tile provides separation from hard surfaces such as concrete. Without some type of sprung or padded dance floor, dancers can develop shin splints. You do not need to add a layer of plywood between the foam dance floor tiles and the Marley floor. Just install the Marley floor directly over the foam dance floor.
This product is great for use as an underlayment for jazz, tap and modern dance floor surfaces too. Just install these EVA dance floor underlayment tiles over the cement floor or other hard surface. Then you can install the vinyl or wood dance flooring over the dance pad foam underlayment. This ensures a more cushioned subfloor versus attempting to install the vinyl dance flooring directly onto the concrete.
By having a bit of cushioning for the dancers in the flooring, you'll reduce the chances of joint injuries occurring. And the softer dance floor underlayment should allow the dancers to practice for longer periods of time without becoming leg weary as they might on a hard surface with no padding.
However, this dance flooring underlayment is not recommended for advanced ballet, where pointe is practiced. The foam tile material is too soft and slow to respond for pointe when used by a normal-sized adult dancer. It can be used for a child ballet dancer in home dance floor studios, as well as club or recreational dance studio floors, as most children's weight will not compress the material to the point that it's too slow to respond for pointe.
Other Use Cases
You also can install this sports foam flooring option wall-to-wall in any room of the home. For larger commercial operations, consider our full-size interlocking foam floor tiles in various colors.
EVA foam doesn't contain any rubber, although some people incorrectly refer to this type of dance floor underlayment as rubber foam tiles. EVA foam works great for dance and athletic flooring because it will absorb impact from falls and allows for easy cleaning and disinfection. You'll find just enough give in this type of dance pad foam underlayment to provide an anti-fatigue surface for athletic practice or dance practice. Yet it also has enough sturdiness and density to provide a solid surface for successful sudden movements.
These tiles will stand up to rough treatment as a dance floor or athletic floor. If installed and cared for properly, you can expect to receive several years of usage from the dance pad foam underlayment. However, we do not recommend using this flooring in areas of high traffic where people will be walking in street shoes on it. In other words, don't install these foam underlayment EVA tiles in walkways or entryways to your dance studio. Instead, only use the tiles in the dance studio or exercise area itself.
These dance floor underlayment tiles carry a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty. The tiles have a Shore C density rating of 65, which means they are among the most dense type of EVA foam tiles that you can purchase and use.
Before installing, closely measure the area where the dance pad foam underlayment tiles will be installed. Each tile measures exactly 2-by-2 feet, providing a coverage area of 4 square feet. The tiles are 3/8-inch in thickness. Because individual tiles only weigh 1.75 pounds, it's easy for one person to handle the installation alone, although the process goes faster with multiple people.
You'll install the foam dance floor tile directly over concrete or any hard, flat surface for an easy-to-install, non-glue down solution. These interlocking tiles fit together tightly with no seams when installed correctly, ensuring dancers and others using the floor won't trip.
To install this underlayment foam tile, simply interlock the tiles together. With interlocking notches on all four sides of the tile, you can connect other tiles easily for a tight fit without the need to use any adhesive. As an added benefit, if you don't use adhesive on these dance floor underlayment tiles, you can disassemble them at any time to move them to a new room or to store them.
You can select an island installation with these tiles, where you'll create an area of dance floor padding in the middle of the room, or you can create a wall-to-wall installation, where the tiles stretch the full length and width of the room.
For an island installation, measure the amount of space you want to cover with your dance floor. Then begin laying out the dance floor foam underlayment tiles. To finish the edges of the tiles at the outside of the island installation, add a border piece to create a flat edge.
For a wall-to-wall installation, start in one corner of the room and lay tiles from there. (Leave roughly a 1/4 to 1/2-inch expansion gap between the tiles and the wall, as we'll explain later.) Use the border pieces to create a flat edge along the two walls where you started. To create flat edges when you reach the other two walls, you'll probably have to cut the tiles. You can cut these foam floor tiles with a carpet knife and a straightedge.
Although you can install these tiles over any hard surface with no adhesive required, we do not recommend placing them over carpeting without using double-sided carpet tape, as the tiles could slip out of place when installed over carpet.
Allow the foam tiles to acclimate to your room before installation. The foam tiles can expand with changes in heat and humidity, so allow at least a 1/4-inch expansion gap for wall to wall installations.
Here are some tips for making sure the tiles remain in top condition for several years.
Vacuum: You can clean these tiles with a vacuum cleaner, making the process of maintaining them easy. However, don't use a power head on the vacuum, as this could damage the surface of the tiles.
Other Cleaning Materials: Should the foam dance floor tiles become soiled, you can use a mixture of dishwashing soap and water to clean stains. Avoid using a steam cleaner on these tiles, as it could heat them up excessively and cause them to expand. The foam dance floor tiles will not absorb water, but it's recommended you clean up liquid spills or cleaning materials as soon as possible to avoid any chance of discoloration occurring.
High Traffic: This foam tile is not rated for commercial use in high traffic areas. Also avoid using these dance floor underlayment tiles in areas where people may walk on them with sharp heeled shoes, as these types of shoes can puncture the tiles.
Indoor Use: It's recommended that the dance pad foam underlayment tiles be used indoors only. When used outside, the foam tiles may expand and curl if exposed to direct sunlight in warm climates for extended periods of time. This means that if you do need to use the tiles outdoors that you disassemble them and move them indoors as soon as the event is finished.
Color Changes: These dance floor underlayment tiles could fade if exposed to the sun too long, so store them in a place away from direct sunlight. Harsh cleaning chemicals could cause a discoloration in the tiles, so if you must use a cleaner on the tiles, test it in a location you won't see or on a spare tile to ensure it won't damage the tile. Additionally, color and shade may vary somewhat from foam tile to foam tile within the same order. This is common with EVA foam tiles.
Replacement Tiles: Because our dance pad foam underlayment tiles are not installed using adhesives, you can replace an individual tile at any time, should it become damaged. This particular model of foam dance floor tile is not reversible, so you'll have to replace any damaged tile with a new tile.
If you need help figuring out how many tiles to order for your installation, just contact our customer service team at Greatmats. Our professionals can help you answer any questions you may have regarding our foam dance floor tiles and our other flooring products.
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SPECIFICATIONS⌃ Back to top
|SF per Item||4.00|
|Number of Pieces per Package Type||25|
|Interlock Loss||0.03 feet|
|Material Density||Shore C 65|
|Surface Design||Solid color|
|Installation Method||Interlocking, dry lay|
|Border Strips Included||Yes|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year limited|
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I am wanting to convert my garage into a dance studio room for my daughters and am looking for flooring that is reasonably priced and will protect them from the hard concrete. Would you recommend this flooring? My main concern is that they will be able to turn on the floor smoothly. Thanks!
Would you put these tiles directly over ceramic tile in a basement? Would it ruin the floor?
can this be put directly under laminate flooring?
If you use as a sub floor for a dance studio, do you need a layer of plywood on top before you lay the Marley floor?
What is the life expectancy got these floors?
Can these tiles be used directly over concrete basement floor without any overlay for child's dance and play area?
The staff at Greatmats was very helpful. I appreciate their knowledge and great service in determining what products would best suit our situation in setting up a dance practice space. These foam tiles were exactly as described. They snapped together easily and quickly, and are the perfect underlayer for our Adagio floor.
Great product and Great Services. They are very knowledgeable people who just want to do a great job for their customers. Best company that I have ever dealt with over the phone. The service representative on the phone was so nice to go out of her way to draw a diagram of the installation process and emailed it to me. I finally finished the project and my daughter has a ballet floor to practice on. Thank you Greatmats.
Our experience with Greatmats and the product, Interlocking Foam Designer, has completed our new V-TOUCH Fitness Studio. Their quality customer services were prompt between answering questions via e-mails and phone calls along with the delivery of the product. The Interlocking Foam Designer provides quick and easy installation, appealing to the eye, and the finishing surface delivers a wonderful glide for dance aerobic movements. The floor also absorbs a great amount of impact providing protection to our joints. Our overall experience has been outstanding. This location in Ft. Lauderdale is out first fitness studio and as we expand we will be sure to use Greatmats services and products in the future in our multiple V-TOUCH Fitness locations.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Great product! Easy to assemble and look great.
I will admit I was a little skeptical about the flooring at first. However, once I got it installed and my wife and I started working out to Zumba it is the perfect floor. We have been working out almost every night and it makes a huge difference in our ability to perform the moves with workout shoes on and not get caught up on the carpet like we used to. Thanks for producing a great product that fit our needs!
Beaver Creek, OH
Showed up at our door quickly. Placement was easy and fast. Fits our needs perfectly.
product was fine. I wish it came in a dark grey color to match my previous mats.
The OSU Department of Dance recently installed this product and are extremely pleased with it.
The installation was very quick and easy and the students are oh so happy to be dancing on it!
I would recommend this flooring to anyone who needs to soften their studio floors.
easy to install and looks great. black is more difficult to keep clean, but I would use it again.
Ft Wayne, IN
Our daughter's dance room is perfect! the subfloor mat and the adagio were easy to install and the product that was recommended to clean the floor works great! BEST PRICES ANYWHERE!
We have a yoga studio floor, 40 x 42, with Wood Grain Sports Plus Designer Foam Mats throughout. It's beautiful and comfortable. The only surprise is that older yoga mats, the ones that aren't as sticky any more, bunch a bit on the floor. But who doesn't like an excuse to purchase a new yoga mat? It's a fabulous floor, Great Mats got it to me in the blink of an eye, and I'm grateful every time I walk onto it. Thank you!!!
Bought the wood pattern foam mat for a Jazzercise Center,installation very quick and easy.The floor is easy to maintain and every one seems to like the feel.The only draw back is the floor loses the luster after a short time.Love the floor just added another section.The folks at Greatmats are wonderful to deal with and the mats were delivered quickly.
The floor looks great and the students seem to love doing aerobics on it.
West Babylon, NY
Upon installing hardwood flooring throughout our home, we needed to find support protection for our three-position weight machine. The Sport Plus Designer Foam Mat we found at GreatMats appeared to be what was needed. The interlocking features allowed it to fit nicely in a "U" pattern to cushion this very heavy item. End results are better than we expected.
Panama City, FL
Excellent product. Easy and fun to install.
We ordered the Sports Plus Designer Foam Mat in Woodgrain and absolutely love it!
It is so easy to put together and it cuts easily too. We had some tricky areas and were glad that we could cut it to fit perfectly! The foam is of excellent quality and I believe it will last for many years. It also looks very nice.
We worked with Ryan and Jo and they were both so friendly and helpful. The expedience in shipping and delivery was great! We didn't have to wait very long for it to come.
We have already recommended Great Mats to two of our friends and if we get the chance we will recommend it to many more.
Thank you very much!
installation simple works just as described
I love my mat! I do have a problem with it sliding around when I exercise. I tried to put a non-slip carpet woven, plastic product that didn't work. I have my mat over and area rug, do you sell any product or know of a product that would keep it in place while I jump around?
This is a fantastic product! So easy to install and great for use under exercise eqipment. Greatmats has the best price anywhere!
Greatmats delivered what they promised. I redid my basement floor with an interlocking gym floor. The customer service rep was very helpful on the phone. Her advice was spot on. The flooring came in a timely manner and it was simple to install. It makes a great floor for an excersise area in my basement. I would definitely recommend to anyone in a similar situation.