Dance Flooring FAQs

Frequently asked Questions about Dance Flooring

En Pointe offers a wide range of dance flooring to fit the needs of any dance studio or dance company.

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“He who cannot dance…puts the blame on the floor” – Hindu Proverb.  There may be some truth to this old proverb (although we do know practice, technique and dedication has much to do with this as well). Choosing the right floor is critical! En Pointe will help you determine the perfect floor to fit your needs. The dance flooring we distribute is constructed of vinyl with a variety of surface treatments to provide the ideal skid resistance and exceptional wear for your dance studio. All floors may be used for ballet, modern or jazz dancing, and specific floors are ideal for tap or Flamenco. Special light-weight flooring is available for touring companies as well. Let us floor you!

Our PortaFloor™, the roll-up dancing floor is suitable for all types of dance including ballet and provides the crisp, clean sound for tap, Irish and other percussion dance.

We offer great incentives and discounts when purchasing both the En-Pointe Sprung Dance Flooring System and vinyl dance flooring.  For sprung dance flooring quotes, we require a consultation to determine the best way to handle your installation. Please call us to discuss your specific needs. We can be reached at 1-866-491-9019.

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Can I dance directly on my EnPointe dance floor subfloor?

The EnPointe dance floor is only a subfloor, not a finished surface.  The unfinished MDF surface is not recommended for dancing.  We recommended finishing the EnPointe subfloor with one of a variety of dance flooring products that we supply.

Do I need a vapour barrier?

Prior to laying the floor panels a damp-proof layer of 6mil polyethylene sheeting is recommended on the floor surface.

Do I need to secure the EnPointe sprung floor panels to the existing floor or to the walls?

We do not recommend that you attached the floor panels to the existing floor or walls.  The weight of the panel as well as the ventilated edging surrounding the outside of the sprung dance floor will be sufficient to hold the panel into place.

How are the sprung floors held together?

The precision machined panels have been groved (1/8” wide x 9/16” deep along all four edges.   Aluminum 1” x 1/8” thick by 46” long spline strips are inserted in the groove of the panels to secure the panels together.  Panels are laid brickwork style so that panel joints gain strength.

How many people does it take to lay a sprung floor?

The panels are easily handled by one person but for laying the floor two people can work more effectively.

How much does a sprung floor panel weigh?

The panel weights approximately 50 lbs.

How should the base floor be prepared?

Sweep and clean area where the sprung floor is to be installed.  Base floor should be dry and level.

How will my EnPointe Flooring Package be sent to me?

Flooring package is sent as freight.  EnPointe flooring panels are shipped in crates, approximately 33 panels per crate, weighing up to 1650 lbs.  Delivery is generally made from a dock height (48” tall) truck.  Prior arrangements can be made for a lift gate to deliver to ground level or loading docks lower than 48”.  Delivery is normally made to a street address but not inside.  You should arrange for moving the pallets inside and to your space.  This may mean unpacking the pallets and carrying the panels or transporting to carts.

Is there air circulation under the flooring?

We supply ventilated edging for permanent or semi-permanent floors.  The ventilated edging is attached to the floor around the existing walls.  The edging is not attached to the walls.

To save money, can I buy a full roll of vinyl flooring and cut required lengths at my location?

Yes, most of our suppliers will sell master rolls of flooring and you can save money on the flooring and perhaps on the shipping as well.

What are the panels made of?

Each pre-manufactured panel is made of a medium density fibreboard (MDF).

What are the specifications for each flooring panel?

See attached specification sheet for flooring panel

What color does the ventilated edging come in?

The ventilated edging is available in black, grey or white.

What do I transition from floor to dance floor?

Most local building codes require a compliant ramp at any change of floor height.  Please consult local building codes for requirements in your area.

What gives the “spring” in the sprung floor?

Twenty five Santoprene rubber cushions specifically designed for the sprung floor provides the spring in one EnPointe floor panel.

What if I have difficulties installing or laying the EnPointe Flooring Package?

Complete instructions are included with the Flooring Package as well as a template layout for panels and sprung floor cushions.  A toll free number is also included with directions if help is required.

What if the base floor is not level?

If the room is only slightly out of level the panels will follow the contour of the room.  If the room is completely out of level you should use a laser level to ensure a level floor.  Shim appropriate rubber cushions to create an even floor.

What is a floating floor, and how is it different from a sub-floor or sprung floor?

Dance sub floors are also referred to as a sprung floor, as they provide resilience.  Dance sub floors are also sometimes referred to as floating floors as most of them are not attached directly to the concrete or hard wood foundation.

What is a transition piece?

A transition piece joins two different levels of flooring together.

What is the turnaround time once I place an order for a flooring package?

Flooring packages can be shipped out within 2-4 weeks of placement of order.  Grey ventilated edging and ramping could take up to 3-5 weeks.

What is the warranty on the EnPointe flooring panels?

The EnPointe Flooring Package is guaranteed by Enpointe Enterprises to be free from manufacturing defects in both material and workmanship.  If a shipment arrives and appears that there is external damage to crates and/or other containers that shipment be refused.  EnPointe Enterprises recommends that upon arrival and prior to installation that a thorough inspection of all product be taken.  If a defect or inefficiency be discovered the customer must notify EnPointe Enterprises immediately after the defect is discovered.  EnPointe Enterprises extends a 5 Year Warranty for any defect in materials (water damage does not apply).

What size is an EnPointe sprung floor panel?

The panel measures 4’ x 4’ which equals 16 sq ft.  Panels are 2” high.

What tools do I need to install the EnPointe sprung floor panels?

You will need a pencil, tape measure, safety glasses, level, rubber mallet, #2 Robertson (square) bit and a cordless drill.  If customizing panels to fill an entire room from wall to wall or to install around columns or other obstacles you will require an electrical saw.

What type of dance or activity is sprung floor suitable for?

Sprung flooring is ideal for all types of dance and exercise such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, Modern, Hip Hop, Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics and Theatre.

Why can’t I put a marley dance floor surface directly on top of concrete floor?

An appropriate sprung dance floor should always be used to provide a safe environment for both teacher and student.

Why do dancers need a sprung dance floor?

Solid surfaces such as concrete floors are not resilient and can cause bodily injury to dancers.  The Sprung flooring provides the resiliency needed to prevent shin splints and ligament injuries most commonly attributed to rigid surfaces.

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