FAQs


Price

How much does a Harlequin floor cost?

That will depend upon the type of floor you're looking for, the area you wish to cover, if you need it installed, where you're based, etc. It would be difficult to provide a general price on our website without that information. Therefore, please contact us for a quote, samples, additional information and/or product availability.

Where can I buy a Harlequin floor?

Harlequin Floors can be bought directly from American Harlequin Corporation for locations in North, South and Latin America as well as the Caribbean. We have operations worldwide; please visit our ‘Contact’ section for the Harlequin Group in your region.

Can I buy a Harlequin floor online?

We currently do not sell Harlequin products online.


Vinyl Floors

How many vinyl floors do you supply?

We supply ten different vinyl roll out floors: Harlequin Allegro, Harlequin Cascade, Harlequin Fiesta, Harlequin FreeStyle, Harlequin Hi-Shine, Harlequin Marine, Harlequin Reversible, Harlequin Standfast, Harlequin Studio and Harlequin Studio B. Additionally, we supply TV Tiles and Tap Tiles.

Do you supply Marley floors?

Marley Floors Ltd originally manufactured a double-sided floor for dance but their production line closed in 1977. Their Export Sales Manager, Bob Dagger decided to set up Harlequin Floors and began production of the same floor, which he called Harlequin Reversible. Many people still ask for a 'Marley floor' instead of a vinyl floor.

How can a Harlequin vinyl floor be laid?

A permanent vinyl floor is glued down with adhesive and can’t be removed without risking damage to the floor. A portable vinyl floor is rolled out and the seams are either covered with tape or temporarily secured to the sub-floor on the underside with double-sided tape.

Can you use a Harlequin vinyl floor outside?

Yes, but only when you use it in dry conditions or it’s under cover. If it gets wet then it will become very slippery. If it’s placed in the sun then it will heat up, so try to use lighter colors that stay cooler for barefoot performances.

How should I store a Harlequin vinyl floor?

Ideally you should store the rolls vertically, but that’s not always possible. For instance, you may have to lay them flat in transit. In this case, take care not to store them two or three high and not to lay heavy angular props or flight cases on top of them. It is also better to store them horizontally instead of at an angle, which can produce pressure folds on the bottom edge, leading to distortion when you unroll the floor.

Will a Harlequin vinyl floor crack or degrade over time?

They’re designed to stand up to gruelling tour schedules and if looked after carefully, will last many years. We have customers who still use floors that they bought from us 25 years ago!

How does cold affect a Harlequin vinyl floor?

Technically, they’re freeze tolerant but like all vinyls, they get harder and stiffer as the temperature drops. However, when the temperature rises they return to normal. If the weather’s cold, the best advice when taking delivery is to get them inside as soon as possible.

What type of surface or sub-floor can a Harlequin vinyl floor be laid on?

A Harlequin vinyl floor can be laid onto most level sub-floors, e.g. concrete, wood or tiles, although we don’t advise laying onto carpet. If a sub-floor isn't very level or unacceptably hard, then a Harlequin sprung floor can be used in conjunction with a Harlequin surface (vinyl floor, hardwood or engineered board). If you are worried whether your existing floor is suitable, check with us first.

How is a Harlequin vinyl floor supplied?

Harlequin vinyl floors are manufactured in rolls, which are available in widths of either 1.5m or 2m, depending on the product chosen. The roll length of a Harlequin vinyl floor varies and will also depend upon the chosen product.

What’s the best way to move a Harlequin vinyl floor around?

Ensure that the floor is rolled up correctly using the cardboard core it came on, as it’s important to avoid flattening and distorting the roll. You can then use Harlequin vinyl floor roll straps to keep the roll in place. If you need to transport or store the floor, you can use Harlequin vinyl floor storage bags.


Sprung Floors

What sprung floors do you have in your range?

We supply five sprung floors that are Harlequin Activity, Harlequin AeroDeck, Harlequin Liberty, Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc and Harlequin WoodSpring.

How is a Harlequin sprung floor supplied?

This depends upon the Harlequin sprung floor you choose. Harlequin Activity and Harlequin WoodSpring must be installed by our highly skilled technical team. This is also true of Harlequin Liberty, although you can install this yourself. Our modular sprung floors systems, Harlequin AeroDeck and Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc can be self-installed.

Can you use a Harlequin sprung floor outside?

Yes, but only when you use it in dry conditions or it’s under cover and it’s placed on a flat surface. For example, cobbles and grass would not provide a good base for a Harlequin sprung floor. Harlequin AeroDeck is suitable for outdoor use.


Installation

Can you install my floor for me?

Yes, both our sprung and vinyl floors can be installed by our highly skilled technical team, as part of our total package to ensure your new floor is correctly installed and fully compliant with current regulations and standards.


Ballet Barres

Do you sell ballet barres?

Yes, we sell a range of Freestanding and Wall-Mounted ballet barres, click here for more information. We can also supply them as part of a studio fit out, along with flooring and mirrors.


Cleaning

How do I clean a Harlequin vinyl floor?

We offer a range of floor cleaning and maintenance products. For guidance and information please visit the Cleaning & Maintenance section.

Will stage makeup, rosin, scuff marks present cleaning problems for my floor?

Very few stage activities will result in permanent markings.


Stage

Is black the only color that works well with stage lighting?

Black is a popular choice but gray works well too. It’s a special tonal mix of black and white with no pigmentation, that lights like a dream and gives your lighting director exciting possibilities. There’s also TV white – a paler, non-pigmented gray, which looks white on color TV.


Warranty

Does Harlequin offer a Warranty on products?

All of our vinyl floors carry a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Sprung floors carry a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty – provided there is no evidence of unreasonable use.


Rental

Can I rent a Harlequin sprung floor?

A Harlequin Liberty sprung panel floor can be rented for special events or touring performances. PLEASE NOTE: A Harlequin sprung floor is recommended to be used in conjunction with an appropriate Harlequin vinyl flooring surface, which are not available for rental purposes and will need to be purchased. Please contact us for further information on rentals, as there is limited availability.


Mirrors

Do you supply mirrors?

Yes, we supply Glassless Mirrors for studios, schools and rehearsal spaces.


Delivery

How is a Harlequin floor delivered?

The transportation used will depend upon your order. If your order’s small then it could arrive via UPS. If your order’s large and/or heavy, then it may arrive via an LTL truck service. All freight information is provided in your quote.

How long will it take to deliver my order?

If you place your order during working hours, your item(s) are in stock and your payment’s been confirmed, then your shipment will leave our warehouse within 24-48 hours. Delivery depends on where you are located in our region and will be confirmed with your Flooring Specialist. Express delivery is available – please contact us for further details.