Factors in Choosing a Dance Floor. Which Is Best For You?

Helen Skeates
Helen Skeates
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If you’re looking for a professional Marley dance floor for your studio, or something to utilize for social dancing at weddings and other occasions, we’ve got you covered. ‘ See what we have to offer in terms of dance floors, and then make your final decision.

Hello. So, you’ll have to shell out cash for a new dance floor? Allow me a moment while I whip out my crystal ball and begin to blow your mind with everything I know about you. Please wait.

  1. A dancing floor is an absolute necessity.
  2. You’re a dancer, and you know the jargon, but you have no idea how to actually buy the items you need.
  3. You are awestruck by my ability to predict the future.

This is very amazing, isn’t it?

Okay, but seriously, I was a professional dancer for many years, both as a student and a teacher. As far as I was aware, everyone has Marley floors (or what they call Marley floors… Later, we’ll get into that. But years later, I couldn’t figure out which dance floor option to go with.

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Finding something and thinking to yourself, “Sweet! I found it!” can be a sign that you’ve found it. Options abound! After that, you start searching and you’re more like “OMG, there are so many alternatives. “How in the world am I ever supposed to choose?”

That’s exactly what I’m here for. You may just think of me as your personal dance floor shopping consultant. All the information you need to stay clear of the Choice Paradox is right here.


Factors in Choosing a Dance Floor

Choosing the ideal dance floor for your studio is a process that requires careful consideration of your dance types and the area you have available.

Technical specifications

Flooring needs will be determined by the type of dance you plan to perform on it. Structural sprung flooring may be necessary for more dynamic dancing types to prevent injury. You may be looking for a floor that provides the greatest clean, sharp sound for percussion-based dance forms like tap or Irish dancing. For dance genres like ballet, you’ll need a floor that’s more acoustical.


You may need a mobile flooring solution for traveling, or a permanent or semi-permanent flooring solution for studios or stages, depending on the sort of space you have.


Maintaining a polished and well-maintained appearance in your studio or performance area is essential, as is making a strong visual impact while giving public performances. Custom-printed floors, vinyl, high-shine floors, and traditional wood-style flooring may all be found at Harlequin.

Usage and Environment

The third and most important decision is how you intend to use your space and floor. To avoid damage to your flooring during other activities, consider using portable flooring in places where it will be put to many uses, such as school halls or multipurpose rooms. Permanent or semi-permanent flooring options are better for dedicated dance studios.

Our Dance Flooring Options

Finding the ideal Harlequin dance floor for your needs might be a challenge when there are so many options available. The sprung and vinyl flooring alternatives offered by Harlequin are outlined below.

Sprung Floors

Dancers’ feet, legs, and ankles benefit from the shock absorption provided by sprung flooring. With its ability to restore energy to the dancer and alleviate tiredness in high-intensity styles, sprung flooring is popular with all kinds of dance genres, but it is especially popular with them.

Harlequin WoodSpring

A new twist on the basket weave sprung floor mechanism, Harlequin WoodSpring is our top-of-the-line sprung flooring solution. Ballet studios love Harlequin WoodSpring because it absorbs shocks at a rate of 64 percent. Vinyl and hardwood or engineered board finishes can also be used with this floor style.

Harlequin Activity

In contrast to typical sprung flooring, Harlequin has developed a “triple sandwich” construction process that offers a “totally floating” spring floor without the “trampoline” feel of a traditional sprung floor. 64 percent of the floor’s stress is absorbed by elasticity regions, which give the floor a uniformly elastic feel. Ballet dancers can also use Harlequin Activity, a sprung floor that can be installed over any type of surface without the need for any special preparation.

Harlequin Liberty

Dual density shock dampening pads provide homogeneous stress absorption in a modular panel-based flooring system. Ballet companies on the road choose Harlequin Liberty sprung flooring because it is easy to store, transport, and put together.

Harlequin Liberty HD

The Harlequin Liberty HD flooring system is a more advanced version of the Harlequin Liberty system.. As a result, Liberty HD has been coated in a resin to enhance grip and weather resistance, making it more suitable for outdoor use in more difficult conditions.

Harlequin Flexity

Self-installation sprung panel system from Harlequin Flexity is excellent for private or semi-permanent dance studios in homes. For underfloor heating, Harlequin Flexity has a 67 percent absorption rate.

Vinyl Floors

Vinyl dance floors can be used alone or in conjunction with a variety of our sprung flooring alternatives to create attractive dance floors. Soft vinyl and dense vinyl are two of the most common varieties of vinyl flooring available on the market, respectively. Ballet and jazz dancers generally prefer soft vinyl because it is more malleable and lightweight. As well as being more durable, dense vinyl floors generate a cleaner sound, making them an ideal surface for genres like tap and Irish dancing.

Harlequin Cascade

With a silky finish and good grip for dancers, Harlequin Cascade vinyl flooring is ideal for ballet studios, sets, and stage. Harlequin Cascade is a great choice for both loose and fixed installations, and it may be printed with custom designs. Additionally, Harlequin Cascade has antimicrobial technology that will keep your dancers healthy and safe while they are on stage.

Harlequin Standfast

Percussive dances, TV productions, and theater stage floors can all benefit from our heavy-duty vinyl flooring. Additionally, Standfast provides a highly durable and multi-purpose surface, as well as being slip-resistant and may be installed on top of our springy flooring options.

Harlequin Marine

Harlequin Marine is a vinyl flooring option for cruise ships that complies with IMO standards and fire safety regulations. Harlequin Marine has a scuff-resistant, hard-wearing, marble-like surface that may be installed on top of Harlequin sprung floors.

Harlequin Studio

In addition to being a popular choice for ballet studios, Harlequin Studio vinyl dance floors can also be utilized in other types of dance studios because of their ability to be installed on top of sprung flooring. Slip-resistant surface is great for more demanding choreography, whether on tour or in the studio, and may be used in a variety of ways.

Harlequin Clarity

Unique dance floors can be created with the help of Harlequin Clarity, a translucent vinyl floor made specifically for reverse digital printing. Additionally, Harlequin Clarity has the greatest possible abrasion classification, ensuring that your flooring will always seem spotless. Ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance can all benefit from a dance surface that is both permanent and portable.

Harlequin Fiesta

A hardwood-looking vinyl dance floor that requires no upkeep or cleaning! For ballroom dancing, percussive dance, and theater and opera, Harlequin Fiesta is ideal. When coupled with Harlequin sprung floors, this vinyl flooring makes for an ideal dancing surface.

Harlequin Duo

The original Harlequin double-sided performance floor is a lightweight and readily transportable flooring alternative for touring dance companies from Harlequin. Suitable for a variety of dancing forms, including tap, ballet, and hip-hop, as well as for use in television productions.

Harlequin Duo Pro

Unlike our Harlequin Reversible, the Harlequin Reversible Pro features a mineral fiber interply layer. Customize your Harlequin Reversible Pro flooring with a one-of-a-kind design. Flamenco, tap, and jazz are just some of the many dance forms that may be performed on this versatile travelling floor.

Harlequin Allegro

Harlequin Allegro is the thickest of our roll-out vinyl floors, providing unique cushioning and elasticity to reduce the risk of injury and tiredness during play. For contemporary, modern, hip hop, and jazz dancers, this flooring is ideal.

Harlequin Freestyle

Hip hop, street dancers, breakdancers, and Capoeira practitioners will find this vinyl flooring ideal for their routines, as well as classical ballet aspects. It’s easy to move around on Harlequin Freestyle because to the non-slip padding and slip-resistance of the surface. Additional support can be added to Harlequin sprung floors by using this underlayment

Home Practice Flooring

A tap and turn board for percussive dancers, as well as a home practice mat, allow you to dance on Harlequin Studio or Harlequin Cascade at any time.

Dance Floor Tiles

A common choice for social dancing and home practice is dance floor tile. Using tiles is convenient because they are quick to assemble and lightweight, allowing you to move them about as needed.

If so, what kind of weddings and events do you photograph? To save money, buy your own portable dance floor tiles rather than renting them for each occasion.

Let’s face it: You’re going to be a huge success and book like 300 concerts a year, so it makes sense to buy the equipment once.

Studio dancers who want to practice at home might use dance tiles as a convenient practice tool. There’s a good chance you don’t have a home dancing studio of your own (in which case, I envy you).

As an alternative, though, you can simply make up a temporary dance floor out of dancing tiles that you can then stow away in the closet when the party is over. It’s all about winning, winning, winning.

Pros of Dance Floor Tiles

Tiles for dancing. Is there a specific use for them? Here’s what I mean.

  • This is a must-have for parties and most other types of social dancing. In order to move freely, you require a floor that can do so. In addition, it can be used as a temporary practice area.
  • Time is money, so make it simple to install and remove. Every time you have an event or want to practice, there isn’t time for a 10-hour installation. A breeze to put together.
  • You don’t want to pay 5 CrossFitters to move your dancing tiles every time you move them, no matter how easy they are to setup.
  • It was meant to be a one-time buy, so it had to be tough and robust. As long as you don’t mind the 3-year warranty on many of our dance floor mats, you won’t have any issues.

Cons of Dance Floor Tiles

It’s a matter of fact. There are specific situations in which using dance tiles is a bad idea. To get you started, here are some things to think about:

  • The cost of renting a large area can be prohibitive. In comparison to Marley, dance tiles are more pricey. A wedding dance floor may not be an issue, but when trying to fill a 1,000-square-foot studio… oof.
  • They lack Marley’s versatility. However, unlike to Marley rolls, which can be used for nearly any form of dancing, dance tiles are more suited for social dancing or as a very tiny practice space for other styles of dancing.
  • Large rooms may necessitate more time-consuming installation. I mean, you have to click all of the tiles at the same time. Small-to-moderate spaces make this simple and enjoyable; however vast open spaces would quickly become tedious.

Modular Grid-Loc Tiles

The Modular Grid-Loc Tiles are the best option if you want a dance floor that can also be used in your house.

These 12″x12″ tiles are manufactured in the United States and come with a 12-year warranty. Furthermore, they come in wood and stone-like finishes!

Weddings and other special occasions are great places to use these tiles. We conceive of our Modular Grid-Loc Tiles as the ideal flooring for a basement or den area that can be used as a family room but also as a place to practice dancing or yoga at home. Yoga, Pilates, aerobics, social dancing, and more can all be done in these commercial facilities.

Options for Installing Modular Grid-Loc Tiles:

  • In and out of doors
  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Dance Tiles

Compared to Modular Grid-Loc Tiles, our Dance Tiles are a little more advanced. They seem more like actual wood and stone, and they’re completely waterproof, which is a huge plus.

They’re robust, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing all at once. They’re made in the United States and with a generous three-year warranty.

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A basement or den room that you want to utilize as a family space and where you want to do some at home cardio/yoga/pilates as well as some dance practice is where our Dance Tiles are most popular, as is a wedding reception or event. Yoga, Pilates, aerobics, social dancing, and more can all be done in these commercial facilities.

Options for Installing Dance Tiles

  • In and out of doors
  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Dance Tiles – Deluxe

What sets these babies apart from the rest? It’s true that the price of our new Dance Tiles has jumped quite a little. Because of this, despite being built to fit in the same space and style, they have a lot more features!

Even with the roughest shoes and movements, the high-gloss coating on our Dance Tile Deluxe tiles protects them from scuffs and scratches.

Tap dancing, weddings, and other special occasions are ideal for Dance Tiles – Deluxe.

The Deluxe Installation Options for Dance Tile:

  • In and out of doors
  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Studio Tile

Let us know if you’d like to bring the dance studio into your own house! I’m in. During my first year of dance school, I often wished I could just move into my studio and practice whenever I wanted.

They are Marley tiles that are laid directly on the ground. In other words, you’ll need a subfloor that’s absolutely level. With no sprung flooring between your dance tile and ceramic tile, you don’t want to hop on them too much because they are not cushioned.

Make sure you’re careful if you’re practicing ballet or jazz turns on these guys because they have a quick surface.

Options for Installing Tile in a Studio:

  • Permanent
  • Temporary

Vinyltrax Dance Tiles

Our Vinyl Trax Dance Tiles are the perfect combination of luxurious vinyl and dance floor durability. Unlike our Modular Grid-Loc Tiles, these have a more realistic appearance and greater diversity.

You can choose from a variety of materials, including wood, stone, and carbon fiber. It’s hard to beat the look of carbon fiber, in my opinion!

Vinyltrax Dance Tiles are ideal for special occasions such as weddings and corporate functions.

Installation Methods for Vinyltrax

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Plank Flex Dance Tiles

This is an evolution of our original Dance Tiles in the form of our Plank Flex Dance Tiles. Plank Flex Dance Tiles, on the other hand, come in…well, you got it…planks! Traditional hardwood floors are more reminiscent of the planks in the wood-look collection.

They have a 15-year warranty, so you know they’ll be there for you for a long time to come.

Dancers can use Plank Flex Dance Tiles for aerobics, tap, and weddings.

Options for Installing Plank Flex:

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Portable Dance Floor Kits

Dancers who can’t get enough and need an additional practice area at home might use these. When I was in a dance studio, I would have begged my parents for one of these so that I could practice all day long.

Tap, turns, ballet barre, and adagio and center may all be practiced on a portable dance floor kit, which is a simple and affordable choice.

Pros of Portable Dance Floor Kits

It’s a one-stop shop for portable dance floor kits that include everything you need. Our favorite thing about them is this:

  • In case it wasn’t obvious, this one is about portability…
  • Installation is a breeze. It’s essentially the antithesis of Ikea furniture in every way.
  • For less than $70, you can acquire a completely finished practice environment in your own house. If you know any studio kids, this would be an excellent holiday gift.
  • Simple cleaning with a mild cleaning solution is all that our portable dance floor kits require in terms of maintenance.
  • Versatility: These kits can be used in a variety of ways.
  • The 3’x3′ Practice Dance Floor comes with a 12-year warranty for its durability!

Cons of Portable Dance Floor Kits

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  • There are a limited number of sizes available for these dance floor kits, and the size of your dance floor kit will limit what you can use it for.

Types of Portable Dance Floor Kits

How pumped are you about these party supplies for the floor? Come on, let’s speak about alternatives.

Dance Floor Kits

Everything you need is right here! A complete set of tiles and edging is included in this package.

Maybe you’d like to hone your tap dancing skills at home? Alternatively, perhaps you’re teaching a small social dancing class in a community center and need a temporary floor that’s easy to assemble and dismantle?

Check out the Dance Floor Kits if that sounds like you. They are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide range of requirements.

For tap, weddings, events, and aerobics, dance floor kits are the finest option. However, you may also use them to hone your skills in other types of dance.

Installing a dance floor kit

  • Temporary

3’x3’ Practice Dance Floor

This is another another all-in-one offer. The Practice Dance Floor kit includes one 3’x3′ dance tile as well as the edge pieces for a good, polished appearance. Even better, they’re covered by a generous 12-year warranty.

Here’s the studio dancer’s practice floor, if that helps. For Teenage-Me, this was a dream come true, a place to practice my pirouettes in an area that wasn’t carpeted.

The smooth, non-glossy texture of this practice floor makes it ideal for tap practice, but it also works well for barre, center, and technique training in the comfort of your own home.

The design was also intended to be used by dancers with a level of elasticity that would be comparable to that of a spring floor. As a result, you may practice your petite allegro at home without having to worry about the extra strain on your joints that regular house flooring can impose.

Tap, ballet, and jazz technique work, as well as aerobics, are best done on a 3’x3′ Practice Dance Floor set.

Installation Options for a 3’x3′ Practice Dance Floor

  • Temporary

Marley Dance Flooring Rolls

I have a little secret for you. Marley isn’t what we think of as “Marley” today. I’m aware of the situation. Apparently, I’ve been puzzled about this for a long time. Instead of the original Marley flooring, we’re referring to vinyl rolls as “Marley rolls.”

The term “Scotch tape” is still used to refer to a variety of different types of tape. After becoming such a household name, the brand’s name has now been adopted as a generic phrase. We use the same material and deliver the same slip control with our vinyl “Marley” rolls but they are all vinyl rolls in reality.

Pros of Marley Dance Flooring Rolls

The big boys of dance flooring are clearly the Marley-style rolls. I’ll explain why.

  • The most secure alternative for spins and jumps, thanks to its superior traction and slip-resistance. It’s impossible to find a wood floor that can measure up to this one.
  • Simply roll, tape, and you’re done!
  • Marley is a bargain when compared to dance tiles!
  • A light cleaning solution is all that’s needed to keep Marley looking its best.
  • Dance tiles aren’t the only portable solution for touring organizations! You may take a lot of Marley with you when you travel.

Cons of Marley Dance Flooring Rolls

Okay, so there are no ideal things in this world. If you’re a Marley fan like I am, here are a few things to consider.

  • Marley comes in thick, hefty rolls that can be difficult to handle on your own because of its size. After installing the flooring, this is no longer an issue.
  • Although there are portable touring solutions, relocating Marley is a lengthy and time-consuming undertaking. Marley isn’t the best option if you have to relocate your floor every day because you’re in a shared location.

Marley Dance Flooring Options

Here’s where people tend to get confused. There are a lot of options, but don’t stress!

Adagio Dance Flooring Rolls

Designed for both ballet and contemporary, this medium-speed floor provides just the right amount of slide resistance to keep you safe. Aside from that, they’ve been engineered to be sound-resistant. That means you won’t have to worry about them muffling your tap steps and wings.

Options for installing Adagio

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Adagio Tour Dance Flooring Rolls

Like our Adagio floor, but lighter and more portable. The word “tour” is crucial in this context. Companies on the road will love these rolls.

The medium-fast Adagio Tour rolls are ideal for tap dancing because of their thin, light weight, and ability to control slide without muffled sound. Ballet, jazz, modern, and more can all benefit from their versatility.

Options for Adagio Tour Setup:

  • Temporary

Dance Floor Rolls

For ballet and modern, the Marley Dance Floor Roll is the best solution. A medium-fast speed and just the right amount of slide and grip keep you both in and out of your shoes at all times!

If you go on tours or travel, make sure to use the Dance Floor rolls. Installation and reinstallation are a breeze with these rolls, which are incredibly lightweight.

Ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop are some of the dance styles that benefit from our Dance Floor rolls.

Options for Setting Up a Dance Floor:

  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Arabesque Dance Flooring Rolls

This floor isn’t tampering with the facts. They can withstand the rigors of the most demanding dance group rehearsals because to their heavy-duty construction.

This is also a fast-paced area. This Marley’s turn-friendliness makes it easy to perform triple pirouettes and fouettes. These large, thick rolls are the antithesis of the lighter, more portable Dance Floor rolls. They’re ideal for long-term or semi-permanent installations. On the road, you don’t want to take this floor.

It’s so sturdy that it can handle tap, ballet, jazz, and even Irish step and flamenco.

Options for Arabesque-themed home decor

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Roscoleum Dance Flooring Rolls

When it comes to business, Roscoleum takes things seriously. This dance floor is built to withstand the heaviest taps, heels, and most aggressive dance motions. As a result, it’s rated as a medium speed floor for turns because of its sluggishness.

Rosaleum may be the ideal option for studios with a lot of traffic that specialize in hard-soled genres like tap, flamenco or Irish step.

Traditional ballet studios, on the other hand, may find this a bit much.

Alternatives for installing Roscoleum

  • Permanent

Performance Floor Dance Flooring Rolls

Do you intend to hold recitals and performances in your studio in addition to your regular teaching schedule? Then the Performance Floor Marley might be a better fit for you.

In order to maintain it looking great and ready for performances, the Performance Floor isn’t the best choice for touring.

These rolls can be used in class or on stage for any sort of dance because of their strength and beauty. A medium-slow flooring option because of its high level of traction.

Options for Installing a Performance Floor:

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Studio Floor Dance Flooring Rolls

To keep your studio floor safe from street traffic, street shoes, and hard-soled dance genres, use the Studio Floor.

On stage or in a ballet studio, this Marley roll looks great. It has medium speed and good traction.

Flooring Options for a Studio

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Wood-Look Dance Flooring Rolls

There is a good possibility you’ve seen the Marley rolls that look like hardwood in the studios in New York City. What’s their secret?

Getting started is much easier than you think! There’s nothing special about those floors; they’re just rolls of vinyl dance flooring that have a wood look to them.

Fortunately, we now possess them!

Impact Roll – Wood Series Dance Flooring Rolls

These are the best-looking, most convincing, and most durable wood-look dance floor rolls available. These rolls are strong and robust enough to withstand everything from dance to gym flooring.

A 5mm rubber underlayment is attached to a vinyl Marley roll with our impact rolls. If you don’t have access to a dance floor, these are a great alternative.

We don’t recommend them for tap since they’re thicker, and they won’t provide the best sound. Ballet, jazz, and modern are the ideal uses for these rolls.

Options for Installing an Impact Roll:

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Eco-Impact Roll – Wood Series Dance Flooring Rolls

They’re just like the Impact Rolls, just a lot less expensive. The rules are the same.

Installation Methods for Eco-Impact Rolls

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent

Dance Subfloors

The subfloor of your dance floor is called a “dancing subfloor.” Sprung dance subfloors are the most common in studios and other professional settings.

So, why are dance subfloors necessary, and what exactly do they do?

A lot of dancers have heard of the term “sprung flooring” and at least know that it’s a great benefit. People know that sprung subfloors, which soften the impact of jumping and other explosive movements, are beneficial for dancers’ joints since they reduce the risk of injury.

How essential it is is unknown to many people. If you’re going to be dancing on these floors for several hours a day, you’ll want to invest in some dance subfloors.

Foam or foam and plastic dance subfloors can be used in non-competitive dance studios or at home practice spaces to reduce the strain on your joints and your money. Full sprung dance floors should be used by professionals, though.

Options for installing a dance floor subfloor

  • Permanent
  • Semi-permanent
  • Temporary

Pros of Dance Subfloors

Dance subfloors have numerous advantages. The following are the top four:

  • The most crucial consideration is that of safety. Always. Your dancers will be able to perform for longer periods of time if you keep them injury-free.
  • Resilient subfloors are also more comfortable to walk on since they are less likely to buckle or sag. It’s much easier to practice and attend class for six hours a day when you have this.
  • Installing it is a snap, even for the untrained user.
  • Students and employees alike are drawn to the program: When looking for a studio, dancers search for this. The same goes for professionals who have the option of choosing between several job offers. Become the best. It’s worth it.

Cons of Dance Subfloors

Is it possible to say that there isn’t any? Okay, so there’s always going to be a downside to anything.

  • There is an additional fee, but it is worth it.

Top Flooring Considerations for Ballroom Dance

Sprung Floor

A “sprung floor” is one of the most critical elements for ballroom dance flooring. The term “sprung dance floor” refers to a surface that is both shock-absorbing and bouncy underfoot. Dancers’ endurance may benefit from these flooring, as they can reduce injury and enhance performance.

Permanent sprung floors can be found, but movable sprung floors are difficult to come by. This is a key consideration when purchasing ballroom dancing flooring, so keep it in mind.

Slip Resistance

The ability to avoid slipping is also critical. To get the most out of your dancers, you need a floor that won’t cause them to trip and slide all over the place. Just enough elasticity, but not so much that it’s slick.

Make sure to check for ballroom dance floors that are branded as slip-resistant when you’re shopping. Your dancers will be able to perform at their highest level if they have improved traction in a wide variety of shoes.

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Color and Pattern for Added Style

Do you want to spice up the atmosphere on your dance floor a little bit? To choose the appropriate dance floor for your requirements, there are numerous possibilities available. Wooden, black or white, or even brightly colored ballroom dancing floors are available.

Consider all of your possibilities before making a decision on your dance floor. Colorful mats from Greatmats allow you to create a wide range of designs and patterns.

What Type of Dance Shoes Will You Wear?

Dance shoes can also make a difference when it comes to performance. Many ladies choose to dance on high heels when wearing ballroom dance shoes, which are typically attractive and fashionable.

Make sure the product you choose can manage the numerous varieties of footwear that will be used. You don’t want to buy a ballroom floor that can’t withstand the shoes you want to wear on it.


It is important to have a ballroom dancing floor that is both long-lasting and resilient. For the most part, you won’t find the high-intensity routines and rapid-fire steps found in other genres of dancing when you practice ballroom. Although ballroom dancing can wear down a surface, you can’t afford to have a subpar product on the ground.

For dancing, vinyl is typically a fantastic option since it offers just the right amount of slip resistance to allow for heel-twirling maneuvers while also being durable enough to sustain years of use.


The price may not be the most significant aspect, but it should still be taken into account. Dance studios and public institutions that host ballroom dancing will need to discover a solution that suits their limited budgets. For this reason, it is important to take into account both the total cost and the cost per square foot to ensure that you get the best value for your money. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of delivery.

In addition to the dance floor itself, you’ll need to think about any accessories like sub-floors or borders.

Interconnecting Style

Interconnections come in a variety of forms. Edges of puzzle pieces, tab-and-loop edges, and hidden connections are all present in this design. Make sure to consider the connections when you select your dance floor. As a result, your tiles’ ability to stay together may be affected by the connection. Don’t overlook the significance of this aspect.

Does it Need to be Portable?

Is the dance floor going to be stationary or portable? If you plan to keep the dance floor in the same position for the duration of the event, you have nearly limitless alternatives.

But if you plan on moving the dance floors around, you’ll have to be really careful. You’ll need a flat surface that can be folded up and transported easily. It should also be simple to put together and take apart.

Top Choices for Your Ballroom Dance Floor

Portable Dance Floor Tile 1×1 Ft

Any ballroom dancing group that is constantly on the move would love having this portable dance floor at their disposal. Lifting and putting together the piece is a snap because the material is both robust and light. Because the vinyl tiles are affixed to a raised plastic foundation, they are exceptionally sturdy. This dance floor has everything you need, including a sturdy linking system.

It’s simple to put up this tiled dance floor. A 10-foot by 20-foot dance floor may be put together in a matter of minutes with just one or two persons. Tiles may simply be moved into place and connected to a flat, firm surface with the pressure of your feet. They can even be put together on top of a carpeted floor. The tiles can also be dismantled quickly, making them ideal for traveling dance teams. To make things even easier, we offer flooring trolleys that can transport up to a dozen tiles at a time.

The tabs that connect these tiles are made to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. The tab connectors will remain in place even after many years of assembly and disassembly. As a result, these tiles will last a long time. Keeping the tiles clean is just as simple, requiring only a moist mop, hot water, and ordinary home cleansers.

Sprung Dance SubFloor Full Panel

Designed exclusively for dancers, this revolutionary dance subfloor provides a combination of resilience, bounciness, and stability that can’t be found in conventional elevated dance floor systems. You get exactly what you need when you use these panels for ballroom dance flooring: flawlessly aligned features that make it easier for dancers to perform at their best.

Closed-cell foam provides excellent cushioning and springiness in these tiles. The panels aren’t light, but even at 44 pounds each, most physically fit people can carry them. If necessary, the panels can be relocated, but they can also be permanently set down. Although they can be used as a portable dance floor, they are not the best option.

To form a smooth surface, the 42-inch by 42-inch panels of this ballroom dance flooring join together. There are no hard or soft spots because of the wavelock technology that we have added to our flooring products; instead, the floor is smooth from top to bottom.

The installation of these ballroom dance floors requires some light carpentry, but it’s a simple process. Most of the time, you won’t need any specific tools or equipment to put in the flooring on your own.

Rosco Adagio Full Roll

Your dancing studio or your home can benefit greatly from having this roll of speciality carpeting. With a high-quality vinyl material that is both durable and reliable, you get the slip-resistance and traction you need to perform four spectacular dances. The Rosco Adagio Full Roll is one of the most adaptable ballroom dance floors on the market.

This dance floor roll can accommodate both hard and soft soled shoes, making it an excellent choice for ballroom dancing. It’s a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly ballroom dance floor because it costs less than $3 per square foot.

This dance floor’s manufacturing procedure yields a large and long-lasting surface that will retain its laminate finish. As a permanent dance floor, it’s ideal, but it also works well as a portable dance floor.

This dance floor surface is built to last. With a limited guarantee for the first purchaser of five years, any flaws in workmanship or materials are covered. When you make a purchase, this gives you an extra layer of security.

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Greatmats has a wide variety of customized flooring to choose from for your house or business. We provide a wide range of high-quality goods, from outside patio flooring to interior weight room flooring, to ensure that you get years of exceptional performance.

Find out what kind of space you need to cover by contacting our company immediately. Make sure you have the proper flooring for your location by enlisting our help.


What is the best flooring for dancing?

Hardwood flooring is the best option for a professional dance studio floor. If you’re looking for something that’s both gorgeous and high-performance, look no further than this. The subfloor must be sprung to safeguard dancers from injury when using hardwood.

What is the best material to dance on?

In most dancing studios, you will discover a hardwood floor. Hardwood flooring can be pricey, but it provides your studio a timeless look that many people find appealing. Professionalism and a larger clientele are two advantages of having a wood-paneled studio.

Is vinyl flooring good for dancing?

Vinyl floors are ideal for a wide range of dance disciplines, including hip hop, jazz, tap, and ballroom. Vinyl is more pliable than concrete or wood, and it’s a lot less expensive and time-consuming to install yourself.

What material is used for dance floor?

Dance floors are available in a wide range of materials and can be tailored to fit individual requirements. Different types of dancing and/or aesthetics necessitate different types of flooring, such as vinyl, laminate, engineered wood, and hardwood.

What floor do ballerinas dance on?

The most prevalent options for ballet dance floors are marley or hardwood, and the best choice for you will depend on your demands.

What is linoleum?

Solidified linseed oil, pine resin, powdered cork dust, sawdust, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate make up linoleum, more generally known as lino, which is a floor covering commonly referred to as lino. It is typically attached to a burlap or canvas backing.

Is laminate flooring good for dancing?

Laminate flooring looks beautiful, but you must exercise extreme caution when installing it as a dance floor. With a factory finish that is overly slippery and an extremely thin wear surface, it is impossible to sand and restore.

Can I dance on plywood?

Plywood. Some people believe that painting plywood makes a good dancing floor. Not at all. The surface of plywood is difficult to clean since it is easily dented and swells, delaminates, and warps when exposed to water.

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