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Dance Floor over Carpet, Home and Pro Temporary Options

Home dance flooring can be installed over carpet for temporary floors


Dance Floor Over Carpet Options


Never believe a person when they say they cannot dance: everyone can. Sure, they may not love it (or love do to it in public), but every single person has the ability to get into the groove, whether it is just a snap of the fingers or a full on choreographed dance routine. No matter the location or the time, feeling free to move around is a great way to express oneself or connect with others.

Sometimes, it is fun to have a space specifically for dancing around. For others who are training in the sport, it is absolutely necessary. Whether it is training for a dance competition, practicing steps for a wedding dance, or just having a space for the kids to move their bodies, having a quality dance floor makes all of the different.

Choosing and putting in a dance floor does not need to be a time suck, nor does it need to cost an arm and a leg. There are some amazingly easy and affordable dance floor options out there that are compatible with nearly any environment: indoors, outdoors, concrete or carpet.

At Gym Rubber, you can find an abundance of dance floor solutions to overcome a number of obstacles. The following is a guide, however, focuses on carpet: what kind of problems to be wary of, how to overcome them, and the top carpet-safe dance floor products to consider.

What Makes a Good Home Dance Floor Over Carpet?


First off, let us go over what exactly makes a ''carpet-safe'' home dance floor. There are so many options out there to choose from, it is helpful to know exactly what factors to keep an eye out for.

Certain types of flooring will slip and slide around when put over carpet. Sometimes, a carpet subfloor makes it easy for tiles or mats to indent at the seams and eventually come apart. This ends up being a serious hazard for those walking and dancing on top of the flooring. It puts people at risk for sprained ankles and other injuries. Thus, it is key to look for dance flooring with a steadfast connecting system. Choosing slip-resistant materials is helpful as well.

Next, be sure to look for tiles that are easy to install. They should be light enough to move without heavy equipment, and they should connect together firmly with minimal effort on your part. This is especially important when choosing tiles for a temporary home dance floor over carpet. After all, you don't want to struggle to assemble and disassemble the tiles every time.

It is also important that your tile not damage the carpet. A quality product will not rip up the carpet and leave the place looking worn and destroyed. This is essential when you start looking for a tile that will be used to create temporary dance flooring over carpet. Whoever said looks don't matter clearly was not referring to dance flooring products. If you have a facility that is hosting wedding receptions and other parties, an elegant dance floor with a decorative vinyl surface is essential.

Of course, it should also be durable. There's no sense in purchasing a product that will be destroyed after a few dance parties, so be sure to check out the warranties so you know you will get a product that will last.

Best Dance Floors for Over Carpeting


Now that the base factors are covered, we get into the specifics. All of the following products meet the above criteria, plus go above and beyond to offer even more.

1. Portable Dance Floor Tile


No matter where you want to boogie, these portable dance floors from Gym Rubber will give you the quality, quick installation and support you need. The tiles are made from a polypropylene plastic with a vinyl coating on the top. The plastic base provides a solid foundation, while the vinyl gives the top a durable surface that is visually-pleasing as well. The vinyl top is actually commercial-grade, so you can count on it to last for a long time.

Speed on installation is one of the major benefits for this tile, making it an ideal dance floor over carpet. A dance floor can be assembled by a single person in a very short time, and it can be disassembled even faster. For added convenience, you can also consider a flooring cart, which allows you to move the tiles into place with ease.

Using a tab-n-loop connection system, the tiles lock together quickly; all you have to do is push down with your foot until they ''click'' into place. The connection system is specifically made for repeated use without damaging the tile, which makes them perfect for facilities that host wedding receptions, anniversary parties, and birthday celebrations.

These tiles are made in the U.S.A and come with a five-year warranty. Best of all, the tiles are available in nine different surface designs, including faux wood and stone tile designs.

2. ProCourt Gym Flooring Tile


If you want a more rugged and durable flooring that you can use for dancing as well as sports like basketball and volleyball, then this is the perfect choice for your needs. The tab-n-loop connection system makes installation easy, while the top surface has the appearance of a top-level basketball court. They snap together tightly and stay together without adhesives, making temporary installation and removal fast and simple.

They are specially designed with a no-break polypropylene plastic base that will not damage the floor or cause problems with carpet. It allows for airflow underneath the floor, which reduces the chances of mold growth if you are installing the tiles more permanently.

While these tiles are ideal as dance flooring over carpet, they are also smart choices for recreation centers, churches, schools and youth centers. They can even be used in gyms to provide a temporary surface for basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and other athletic competitions.

The vinyl surface layer is scuff and scratch-resistant thanks to a 20-mil (.508 mm) wear layer. This layer is designed for over a decade of regular use, so you can count on these tiles to provide superior quality for years and years.

Whether you need a temporary athletic surface for a game of hoops or want to add a temporary dance floor to your facility, the ProCourt Gym Flooring Tile will deliver the rugged durability you need for years of activity.

3. TileFlex Floor Tile


When you need a permanent dance floor over carpet or a hard flooring surface, this is one of the best products you can find. It is not only strong and durable, the surface vinyl has as interesting design that looks elegant, charming and stylish. At just a fraction of the price, these tiles provide the appealing look of wood or tile with the convenience of a portable dance floor.

Underneath, these tiles have a raised plastic base. With small supporting columns underneath, the tiles allow air to flow below the surface. This airflow helps keep the tiles away from potential dampness and moisture buildup.

These tiles are not only more affordable than wood, the vinyl surface never needs refinishing! These decorative tiles are available in numerous colors and designs, including parquet, colored wood, and slate designs. No matter what design you choose, the vinyl surface will hold its rich color and decorative style for many years.

These tiles are perfect for home and commercial use, and they make a great dance floor over carpet. They are easy to clean and can be installed with no glue or special adhesives. When it comes to convenience and reliability coupled with a gorgeous look, these dance floor tiles will meet your needs for years.

The interlocking connection allows these tile to hold together with a firm grip. They connect with virtually no seam, creating a flat, even surface with no bumps or rises. This makes for an excellent permanent dance floor and creates a space that people of all ages will enjoy!

4. Court Floor Tile Flat Top


These snap-together court tiles are designed for indoor basketball and volleyball courts, but they also make for excellent dance flooring over carpet. While other tiles have a decorative vinyl top surface, these tiles are made from a single piece of polypropylene plastic.

They lock together firmly using a tab-n-loop system. All you have to do to connect these tiles is move them into place and push down with your foot. The weight of your body will snap the tiles into place and give a tight hold, but they can also be disassembled quickly for fast removal. If you have a large carpeted area, say in a church or YMCA, but you want to place a temporary play area for volleyball, basketball, or dancing, you can use these tiles to quickly assemble a floor. When you're done, removal is just as fast and easy as installation. These tiles can also be used as a dance-floor sub-flooring, giving them added versatility and usefulness.

These tiles are available in four colors: black, grey, blue and red. However, you can order a custom color to match your specific needs. If you need a specific color to match your school's team colors, please get in contact with Gym Rubber by Greatmats. They can assist you in customizing a product to match whatever kind of color scheme you are after.

When you want an affordable, versatile, and convenient commercial or home dance floor over carpet, you need to order the Court Floor Tile. With a five-year warranty, these tiles deliver the quality, consistency, and longevity you expect.

5. Marley Over Plastic Floor Tiles


Greatmats is proud to offer two high-performance mat systems that are easy to install. The Home Marley Dance Floor systems come in either a high-density foam or a plastic modular tile. Each one of these options can be installed underneath an all-purpose vinyl surface.

With a hard subfloor like concrete, flooring experts recommend utilizing a high-density foam as an underlayment. However, when it comes to carpet, the underlayment is not necessary. The high-quality, durable flat top tiles can go in right over the carpet, which actually provides enough cushion to create comfort and give. Meanwhile, the plastic tiles provide the stability and firmness needed to support the joints and limbs of dancers.
For more on this topic please review our Dance Floor product page.