Marley Dance Floors
Marley Dance Floor for Studios
Portable Marley Dance Floors
Marley flooring is a top-quality dance flooring option favored by professional dance instructors all over the world. Professional dance studios both large and small have purchased marley flooring from Greatmats for over a decade, knowing that we carry only the highest quality flooring available. At Greatmats, we offer marley dance floors suitable for ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop, meaning we can accommodate virtually any dance studio's flooring needs. We are also a national stocking dealer of Rosco marley flooring in the Midwest, so your orders ship quickly right out of our warehouse.
What Is a Marley Floor?
Marley flooring is a vinyl dance flooring surface. The flooring is non-absorbent and versatile, and creates an ideal dance surface in terms of rebound and traction. Marley floors usually don't need to be glued down, so they're suitable as both a permanent and temporary dance flooring surface. This versatility makes marley a popular choice for professional studios, dance troupes, competition facilities, and more.
Marley flooring is available in a number of different types, each suitable for particular dance styles. We carry options that are suitable for almost any dance type, and our flooring can accommodate both hard and soft shoe dance.
Since marley floors are both beautiful and highly durable, they're preferred by many performance spaces. However, marley is also affordable enough to make it a practical option for rehearsal spaces and home studios, too.
Consider marley floors for the following potential uses:
- Practice floors in your dance studio
- Performance spaces
- Home rehearsal and practice spaces
- Temporary dance stages for theaters
- Portable dance stages for traveling dance troupes
Highly versatile and designed to be suitable with a wide variety of dance styles, investing in a marley dance floor is a must for any serious dance program.
We're highlighted the various marley dance floors that we offer for sale below.
All Purpose Marley
If you teach multiple types of dance in your dance studio, then you need a flooring as versatile as your dance program is. That's why our Rosco Adagio marley is so popular with dance studios. This flooring is our best-selling all-purpose dance flooring, and can be used with anything from tap to ballet to modern, jazz, Irish, or Flamenco dancing. Rosco Adagio marley accommodates both hard and soft shoes without being damaged, so it's ideal for any multi-purpose dance studio or program.
Rosco Adagio marley has all of the features that you want in a dance floor that is used for performances, rehearsals, and practices. It's non-absorbent and non-skid, making it a safe option for dancers. This flooring is also non-reflective, so it's ideal when used as a performance dance floor. It can also be used for temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent installations. You could feasibly use this single dance floor for all of your rehearsals, and then transfer it to a performance stage for recitals and competitions.
This marley flooring is available in black or gray, and comes in roll widths of 63 inches.
- Use with any dance type, including hard and soft shoe
- Perform temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent installations
- Non-absorbent, non-skid, and non-reflecting, this is an ideal performance or practice floor - or use it for both purposes
Reversible Marley Floors
Reversible marley floors, which feature a different color on each side, have also proven to be a popular option. The floors are installed using a tape-down method, meaning you can easily reverse the floor to showcase the preferred side and color for the type of dance that you'll be performing. Since you can use both sides of the flooring, you'll maximize its use and life.
The Rosco Reversible dance floor is preferred for soft shoe and barefoot dance. The semi-matte non-skid finish offers the controlled slip that ballet and modern dance require. The double-sided flooring is grey on one side and black on the other. It's an economical option suitable for use with ballet, modern, and jazz dance.
One of the major benefits of the Rosco Reversible dance floor is that it's highly lightweight and is easy to transport. It weighs just 1.9 pounds per linear foot, so if you're on tour or otherwise traveling to performances, repeated installations aren't a problem.
The Vario Reversible Marley Flooring is another excellent double-sided option that is suitable for soft shoe, ballet, and modern dance. This flooring is available in a wide range of color selections, including black/white, black/grey, chromakey blue/green, brown/grey, and red/beige. This reversible dance flooring is available in a 63-inch-wide and 131-foot-long roll. Its wide assortment of colors can add a bit of character to your performance or rehearsal space.
Touring Marley Floor
For the professional dancer or dance troupe heading out on tour, our Adagio Touring marley dance floors are an ideal solution. These floors are made for occasional use, but are highly portable and economical, making them a practical option for most dance groups. The Adagio Touring marley is suitable for use with hard or soft shoes. It can be installed on stages as well as within theaters.
This floor is made of the same high-quality materials as the Adagio floor, but is thinner and lighter than the standard Adagio floor. The 5.25 foot x 101 foot roll weighs only 165 pounds, so it's easier to roll up and transport than traditional marley options. This floor is flexible enough to be rolled up repeatedly during the course of a tour, and is designed to lay flat quickly for easy installations.
Our portable marley flooring is available in black and gray. We recommend the black option for tap studios, since it will show fewer markings from tap shoes than the grey option will.
Adagio touring marley floors are backed by a 5-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
Full Bolts Versus Cut Lengths
At Greatmats, we have a wide variety of marley dance floors for sale in order to accommodate your studio's specific needs. Marley flooring can be purchased in full bolts or in custom-cut marley floor tiles. A full bolt roll is less expensive per square foot than the cut lengths, but buying custom-cut marley floor tiles means you only need to purchase as much flooring as you actually need. Full bolts are also heavier, so they can be difficult to handle during an installation.
Custom-cut marley floor tiles are easier to handle, making installation simpler. This is particularly important if you'll be repeatedly using the flooring on a particular stage.
If you purchase a full bolt, you can easily cut the rollout marley floor to fit your stage by using a sharp utility knife. Most people install marley flooring using a tape-down method, which means you can pull the flooring up again if needed. Glue down options for permanent installations are also available.
While marley flooring provides an ideal dance surface, the subfloor that you place your marley flooring on top of is just as important as the marley, itself. That's why Greatmats offers a number of excellent subflooring options for you to choose from. We have subfloors that can be used for both permanent and temporary installations.
- Sprung dance subfloors consist of closed cell foam and medium density fiberboard combined to provide an excellent bounce. The floor itself is flexible enough to absorb a dancer's impact. Sprung dance subfloors are one of the most favored options available.
- Our Pro Subfloor Dance Studio Elite is a more economical option, making it more accessible to smaller groups and productions. While not a sprung floor system, this subfloor features a cushioning rubber flooring roll and snap-together athletic floors to create a safe dance surface.
- Our Home Dance Subfloor is both economical and portable, so it's ideal if you plan to travel or tour. This system features interlocking closed cell foam tiles, as well as snap-together athletic tiles. This subfloor is designed for light use, and is suitable as a home studio or for use by traveling dance troupes.
Our marley surfaces are sold separately from all subflooring options, so you can pair together the two products that work best for your needs.
Caring for Your Marley Floor
It's essential to properly care for your marley floor in order to keep it looking great, year after year.
- Most marley flooring can be swept and damp mopped with the recommended floor cleaner for your particular dance floor.
- If you purchase Rosco marley flooring, it is important to always use the Rosco brand floor cleaner. Using another type of cleaner will void the flooring warranty.
- If you use your marley flooring as a temporary flooring option, you must roll it on a core tube in an upright position whenever it is not installed. Putting the marley flat on the floor can cause it to warp.
Please refer to the individual care specifications for the product you purchase for additional details.
Commitment to Customers
At Greatmats, your satisfaction with your dance floor and with your entire shopping experience is our priority. That's why we offer a price match guarantee, meaning you'll never overpay for dance flooring when you shop at Greatmats.
Since we operate our business according to the Golden Rule model, we'll always treat you just as we would want to be treated. It's that dedication to customer satisfaction that has earned us an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
You can feel good about every purchase you make with Greatmats, because we give a portion of those proceeds right back to our local community. Each year we donate 5% of our annual profits to local non-profit organizations.
Do you have questions about a product? Would you like to request a product sample or need a shipping quote? If so, please call our customer service team at 877-822-6622. We would be delighted to help you select the dance floor that is just right for your needs.