Most dance floors are portable and allow you to transform any room into a dance studio. From weddings to graduation parties, you can find a dance floor to meet your theme for nearly any event. One of the benefits of using a portable dance floor is that you can customize the size of the floor. Knowing the key terms can help you decide what type of dance floor to buy or rent.
Wood parquet, made up of thin wood tiles, makes a great surface for a dance floor. The two-inch squares usually offer a repeating pattern that connects the floor in a criss-cross pattern, changing the overall look of the dance floor.
Some people prefer to use wood laminate in place of actually wood. Wood laminate is synthetic floor covering with a photograph of wood covered in a protective coating. This coating helps reduce damage to the laminate.
Non-wood dance floor
For people who want a modern flair, non-wood dance floors offer just the thing. Vinyl tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns, allowing you to match the dance floor to your theme.
Snaplock refers to the ability to snap the pieces of the floor together without the need for tools. In most cases, snaplock flooring utilizes pegs, referred to as male pieces, and loops, referred to as female pieces, to lock the floor together.
Sprung dance floor
Sprung dance floors use technology to help protect dancers from hard impact. With sprung technology, manufactures use some type of cushion, or spring, so the floor will give a little under impact. Some people call these floors subfloors or float floors.
A Marley floor refers to any dance floor made from vinyl or linoleum. The name derives from the original manufacturer.