Taking delivery of your dance floor
By Mark Gibbons
Director, Le Mark Floors
Last updated: 18th March 2021
So, you’ve found the perfect dance floor, and it’ll soon be on its way. Congratulations! But, before you throw on those dancing shoes, let’s make sure you’re able to accept the delivery safely.
Will you need help on delivery?
Both vinyl and wood sprung floors can be heavy! Have you thought about how you’d get the floor into your studio? A big roll of vinyl, for example, could be too heavy for one person to lift safely. Furthermore, orders for larger spaces are commonly delivered on a pallet.
If you don’t have the facilities available, you may need to plan some extra steps to unload from the courier safely.
If you’re unsure of the total delivery weights, we can help you. Our support agents will be able to talk you through delivery options and details.
Inspecting your floor
Damage in transit is rare; we only use reliable and careful couriers. Thankfully, by inspecting the outer packaging, you can usually identify potential issues. If there are any signs of damage or if anything is missing, please contact us as soon as possible. Additionally, if you’re able to take photographs, these can help resolve most problems.
Tel: 01480 494540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Storing your floor before for fitting
It’s a good idea to designate a space where your floor can be protected and stored safely before fitting. Both wood and vinyl dance floors should be stored at room temperature for 24-48 hours before installation. This helps the floor climatise and reduce the chance of expansion/contraction of the materials. A temperature between 18-20°C is ideal for climatising and should be maintained throughout the installation stage.
Furthermore, vinyl dance floors should be stored upright to prevent flat-spotting. However, these floors are very heavy, so great care must be taken to ensure they are appropriately secured and cannot topple.
- Wood and vinyl floors can be heavy. Make sure you have the help and equipment you need to lift safely
- All deliveries are kerbside – plan how you’ll move your floor from A to B
- Inspect your floor on delivery. Contact us as soon as possible if something is damaged or missing
- Both wood and vinyl floors should be stored at room temperature for 24-48 hours before installation.
- Vinyl dance floors should be stored upright (with great care) to prevent flat-spotting
- If you need any help – call us on 01480 494540
All references in this article relate to Le Mark’s dance floor range. Other manufacturers may have different recommendations.