Dance Flooring for Home
Home Marley, Dance, Tap, and Ballet Floors
Greatmats offers everything needed to create a home dance floor. We have items ranging from marley rolls to floor tape and dance mats for the home, creating plenty of dance flooring options for outfitting residential studios.
We also have a variety of options for sprung floors for homes, as well as subfloors and cushion underlayments to achieve just the right amount of cushioning and resistance for the desired use case.
Benefits of a Home Dance Floor
- Bring professional-quality units into the comfort of the residence
- Squeeze in extra rehearsals around any schedule
- Put in more time working out whenever it’s convenient
- Create a safe practice space that helps prevent injuries while allowing for the highest level of success
Choosing the Right DIY Home Dance Floor
- What styles of dance will the dancers be doing?
- Should the model be temporary or permanent?
- How large of a space will be covered?
- What type of subflooring exists?
- Is an underlayment required?
- Will moisture be an issue, like in a basement?
- What is the budget?
We've outlined some popular selections below to help with the design and planning aspects at home.
Home Dance Floor Using Marleys
Marley is one of our most popular choices for dancers. It is an excellent choice for many types of dancers, as it has the perfect slip-resistant texture. Used by professional studios, theaters, and touring troupes, it is a perfect way to deliver professional quality.
Our Vario Reversible is an excellent modern and ballet flooring for your home. It is reversible and can be cut to fit as needed. It is offered in a roll that is transportable.
Rosco Adagio is an all-purpose, heavy-duty model suitable for use with both hard and soft shoes, including tap dance shoes. This model represents an economical, versatile choice that is highly durable. This is offered in custom-cut lengths beginning with a 10-foot minimum, which can save money. Purchase full rolls if a greater coverage area is planned.
For those who specialize in soft shoe, consider the Rosco Reversible Full Roll. This flooring for ballet at home is available in black/gray and black/white. It can be easily taped down for a quick install. It offers a great slip coefficient designed specifically for soft-soled shoe types.
To simplify installing it, consider our Adagio Cushion Kit. These packages provide everything required to construct a home dance floor. They each include 20 linear feet of Adagio dance surface, foam tiling underlay, and one roll of tape.
Modular Home Dance Floor Tiles
Ours are ideal for tap, ballroom, and hip-hop. By using a rubber underlay and our home dance floor, customers can create a durable, yet portable dance floor for home use.
Portable Dance Tiles offer a durable, commercial-grade vinyl top surface. These allow water and air to flow underneath them, so they can be used in basements where moisture may be an issue. They are tight-fitting once installed but are designed to be taken apart and reassembled frequently.
Consider our Panels for Dance. These 3x4 foot panels have a commercial design. They consist of a long-lasting vinyl dance floor and are easy to move. Installation is fast, thanks to the unique cam-lock technology. Cam locks are the strongest locking mechanism available, ensuring they won't separate during even the most rigorous practices.
Marley Dance Floor for Home Underlayment
It's essential to choose a strong underlay, particularly when using marley atop hard surfaces, like concrete. Sprung floors and underlayments are essential in helping to prevent injury. They're a must-have for avoiding injuries to the lower body joints.
The Sprung Subfloor DIY is the best that there is. The single layer, made by Rosco, comes with foam pads. The unique design eliminates any sort of hard spots. There is no glue added for installation, and the screw-together panels can all be disconnected to make it easily transportable.
No ballet floor for home practice is complete without a ballet barre, and our PortaBarre is an affordable way to fully equip a portable home ballet dance floor. This unit is simple to set up and take down, and it even includes a convenient carrying case. Install it anywhere to add to a portable ballet floor at home. This PortaBarre is available in 4.5-foot and 9-foot lengths.
If you're practicing higher-impact movements, like leaps or throws, our Cheer Matting can provide extra cushion and protection. This mat is made of high-performance sports cheerleading foam and offers outstanding shock absorption. The mat can be rolled up and stored away when practicing dance time is completed, and it is a smart way to add extra shock cushioning during rehearsals.
FAQ Home Dance Floor Q&A
How do you make a home dance floor?
Lay out home dance studio flooring options on any firm surface. Tape-down installations make for a fast project that’s cleaner than deploying glue. Adagio is suitable for use with all kinds of dancers, and it takes the guesswork out of designing the ideal space.
What kind of flooring is used for dance studios?
The Studio Elite is a top-ranked professional dance flooring system. It is an affordable subfloor option that is perfect for multiple layouts. This underlay provides excellent cushioning and support underneath marleys. This underlayment makes for an easy installation with no glue or hardware required, giving it portability.
Can you put dance floors over carpet?
If you're looking for a home dance floor installation on carpeting, EZ Portable Dance Floor Tile fits the bill. These pieces fit together tightly. They can be installed over a flat surface, including low-pile carpeting.
Can you tap on marleys?
Yes, but specialized kits for tapping are better selections. For tap dancing enthusiasts, our Tap Kit is a simple, easy way to yield portability. The nine tiles in this kit consist of waterproof vinyl and feature a protective coating. They are engineered for both indoor and outdoor use, and they snap together easily. These never need to be refinished. Take them anywhere.
Can you practice pointe at home?
Yes, but young students will not want to overdo pointe work. Between class time and work at the house, students should only be working on this a few times per week. If there are questions, ask the coach for advice.