Harlequin works diligently to provide performance floors that transform buildings into extraordinary spaces for dance and performing arts. We develop floors that reduce performer injury, often in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious dance companies. Trust, innovation and collaboration are at the core of everything we do.
It might seem logical that a well-designed sports floor will suit the needs of elite, athletic dancers however, there are several factors that should be considered when specifying a dance floor. Construction of a sprung subfloor for a sports floor is typically firm with a high degree of energy return, ideal for ball bounce and athletes wearing cushioned footwear – a luxury barred to most dancers. Dancers prefer a sprung subfloor with a combination of shock absorption and energy return that will ease pressure on their joints and cushion landings.
Harlequin’s sprung floor systems are designed specifically for dance. With increasing awareness of health and safety legislation, it is always advisable to consider the possibility of a sprung floor. Sprung floors provide some degree of bounce and flex under impact. Performers need this to absorb shock and protect their joints from injury, especially when performing jumps. Permanent and portable options are available.
Harlequin’s range of vinyl floors are supplied on rolls and can be used alone or as a performance surface on a sprung subfloor. They offer added assurance for better protection from injuries providing performers with a feeling of optimum safety. Whether you need a floor for stage, a multi-use facility, professional theater, new construction or rebuild, we can ensure the right floor is chosen.
Backed by an engineering team and independent research, Harlequin brings more than 40 years experience specializing in stages and floors for the performing arts. We work on major stage refurbishments from installing a new top surface to constructing a completely new stage.
Still unsure of the right performance floor? Use Harlequin’s Floor Selector Guide to narrow down your search and get a better idea of the best floor for your requirements.