Harlequin provides guidance and information to ensure the correct floor is chosen for all performance considerations.
ARCAT hosts a library of our specifications and CAD drawings for all flooring products. Use their SpecWizard interactive specification writing system to create 3-part product specifications with your direction.
DANCE FLOORS vs. SPORTS FLOORS
Because many specifiers will have experience with traditional flooring and most likely sports flooring, it is important that they are aware of the importance of specifying floors designed specifically for dance.
DANCE FLOOR RESEARCH
Harlequin Floors provides backing and support for research work conducted in the interest of dancer health and safety and is leading the quest for relevant international standards for dance floors.
Harlequin’s Contracts Division are the experts in the installation of sprung floors and permanent vinyls. We provide this service as part of our complete flooring solution package to ensure floors are correctly installed and fully compliant with current regulations and standards.
CHOOSING A DANCE OR STAGE FLOOR
With a growing interest in the provision of spaces suitable for dance – whether for professional performance, private dance schools or the education sector, there is an increasing focus towards specifying dance floors that meet not only performance aspirations but that also conform to health and safety requirements. And while it might be tempting to opt for a wooden floor for aesthetic reasons, or a commercial grade vinyl for reasons of cost, it is important to realize that these are not always the most practical or safest options.
Harlequin’s range of vinyl floors are supplied on rolls and can be used alone or as a dance surface on a sprung sub-floor. They offer added assurance for better protection from injuries for dancers, providing them with a feeling of optimum safety.
Sprung floors provide some degree of bounce and flex under impact giving a softer feel. Performers need this to absorb shock and protect their joints from injury, especially when performing jumps. Modern sprung floors are supported by foam backing or rubber pads while traditional floors provide their spring through bending woven wooden battens.
Still unsure of the right floor for you? Use Harlequin’s Floor Selector Guide to narrow down your search and get a better idea of the best floor for your requirements.