Types of Dance Studio Flooring
A dance floor should allow a Ballerina to appear virtually weightless. It should provide empowerment, allowing a dancer to move gracefully and tell the story of a thousand words through dance.
Similarly, a dance floor should support the ballerinas themselves. It should cushion their movements, provide a confident grip and allow them to perform to the best of their ability.
Le Mark’s ballet dance floors are made of the finest materials. With FSC certified hardwood and cutting-edge technology, our floors feel beautifully buoyant and elegant to perform on. Furthermore, with up to 61% shock absorption, our sprung floors can potentially offer long-term benefits for adult and junior performers.
At Le Mark Flooring, we offer multiple kinds of dance studio flooring. Additionally, we cater for all dance styles. Our dance floors are professional grade, durable and able to withstand regular use over many years. With excellent grip and low maintenance, our floors will fit perfectly into your studio space or home, and can even be used for touring performances.
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Vinyl Dance Floor
Our vinyl floors are the perfect roll-out dance floor solution for professional dance studios and home studios. Easy to install and maintain, they offer excellent grip on their slip-resistant surface, minimising the risk of injury while dancing. Additionally, we provide foam-sprung vinyl floors, bringing much-needed shock absorption to almost any hard floor.
Our most popular vinyl dance floors are; Harmony™ and Nocturne™ and our foam-sprung dance floor, Sonata™ Foam.
Harmony™ is the perfect low-cost vinyl dance floor, able to be used for multiple types of dance. However, for studios that perform tap or Irish dance, we recommend our heavy-duty dance floor, Nocturne™. Nocturne provides a multi-layer construction that is highly resistant to percussive dance styles and provides exceptional sound resonance from shoe taps.
Hardwood flooring is a fantastic dance floor option for permanent/semi-permanent installation. More specifically, foam-sprung or wood-sprung floors, as these bring much-needed shock absorption to your performance space.
Hardwood floors are stunning to look at and can bring a wow-factor to your studio. Not only do they look good, but they also provide exceptional sound for percussive styles such as tap dance or Irish Dance. Furthermore, hardwood floors are extremely durable and easy to maintain. However, as wood is a natural product, it can mark. As a result, the addition of a vinyl top is strongly recommended as this helps protect the wood from scuffs and scrapes.
In summary, a sprung hardwood floor is a fantastic long-term option for almost any dance studio or dance style, but we recommend adding a vinyl top.
Take your dance floor with you wherever you go with our portable practice mats! This dance surface can easily be rolled up and stored when not in use, making it perfect for small spaces like apartments and shared spaces like living rooms.
What Makes The Best Flooring For Dance
The best dance floors often share four main elements: control (a mix of grip & controlled glide), impact-absorption, durability and acoustics. All are important aspects, but the need for each can vary depending on dance style. For example, a Ballerina may favour a floor that supports and cushions their movements. In contrast, a tap and Irish dancer may favour a highly durable floor with good acoustics.
If you’re focusing on one dance style, a dance-specific floor may be best for you. These floors have a tailored amount of control, impact-absorption, durability and acoustics for that particular dance. However, many studios and dancers require dance flooring that accommodates a variety of dance styles. Thankfully, multi-purpose floors are designed to do just that.
Ultimately, the best dance floor is a floor that works for you and your requirements. However, with so many options available, it can be challenging to know exactly what you need. So, why not give us a call? We’ll guide you through the options we have and help you find the perfect dance floor for your studio, venue, or home.
Types of Dance for Use on Multi Purpose Flooring
Our flooring is suitable for many different styles of dance including:
- Ballroom dancing
- Hip hop, Jazz and Street dance
- Tap, Irish and Flamenco