WHICH SPRUNG FLOOR IS FOR YOU?

O’Mara dance floor options are varied to meet the needs of every studio. Read on to find your best sprung flooring solution.

Maple Dance Floor

GOLDEN MAPLE 3200 SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR:

This is both a sprung subfloor and finish floor in one. Made with Hard Maple sustainably sourced from Michigan, Wisconsin and Canadian forests, it is specially constructed to provide the sound of hardwood along with a durable, slip resistant ceramic urethane finish. We recommend this dance floor for all styles of dance. It is the best choice for hard-shoe percussive forms of dance, like tap, Irish and Flamenco. Our Maple dance floor is an excellent choice for tap studios and studios teaching multiple forms of dance, where tap is a large part of the program. These dance floors are custom-manufactured to fit your space, and arrive on-site ready for assembly. With our patented clamp and cable system, installation is a breeze. No need to hire a contractor or flooring installer: our floors are true DIY installations.

Maple Dance Floor
Maple Dance Floor

Ash Dance Floor

GOLDEN ASH 3200, SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR:

Made in the U.S.A. with Michigan White Ash, sourced from with renewable forestry practices. These floors are built to last a lifetime. 4′ x 4′ panels are held together with a patented clamp and cable system, for easy assembly and portability. Tongue and groove panels fit together like brickwork. No two corners touch. The panels interlock to form one cohesive unit, with seams so tight, they’re near invisible. A living, breathing floor – it moves with you. 70% shock absorption protects your body, for less wear on your back, on your joints, and on your career. Finished with our durable, slip-resistant ceramic urethane, this is both a sprung subfloor and finish floor in one. Great for fitness, ballroom, and all barefoot and soft shoes styles of dance.

Golden Ash Dance Floor
Golden Ash Dance Floor

Birch Subfloor

BIRCH SPRUNG SUBFLOOR:

Our Birch Sprung Subfloor is just that. High-quality, unfinished birch panels, designed to be covered with a roll-out marley style dance vinyl. We have several dance vinyl options, which you can read about on the dance vinyl tab.

Birch Sprung Subfloor
Birch Sprung Subfloor

Vinyl Dance Surface

VINYL DANCE FLOOR SURFACE:

Mezzafloor dance vinyl provides the appropriate controlled speed for ballroom, ballet floors, tap floors, character, hip hop, Irish, jazz, and modern dance. This type of marley dance vinyl is extremely durable and designed to take many years of abuse from dance styles such as tap or flamenco. Pointe will require use of rosin. Available in Dark Marbled Grey and Black.

Studiofloor dance vinyl offers excellent resistance attractive to ballet, and pointe dancers. Available in Light Grey, Grey, Deep Grey, and Black.

Duofloor dance vinyl is a reversible, roll-out dance floor for touring. It will accommodate ballet, modern, tap and jazz. It is an excellent choice for pointe work when on tour. Available in Black with Grey as a second side.

Vinyl Dance Floor
Vinyl Dance Floor Options

Ballet Floor

Ballet Dance FloorBallet studios require both slip resistance for safety in pointe shoes and shock absorption to prevent injuries from hard and unyielding concrete floors. For ballet studios we recommend either our:

  1. Birch Subfloor with Studiofloor Vinyl – No rosin required for pointe work. ASTM Friction Coefficient of 0.79 and 70% shock absorption.
  2. Ash Sprung Dance Floor – Requires rosin for pointe work. ASTM Friction Coefficient of 0.7 and 70% shock absorption.

Tap Floor

Tap FloorStudios focusing primarily on tap dance want excellent sound, durability and shock absorption. For tap studios we recommend our Maple Sprung Floor as a first, best choice, or our Birch Sprung Subfloor with a Marley style dance surface:

  1. Maple Sprung Floor for its clean crisp sound, durable finish and of course it’s resilient properties. The force reduction is 70%. DIN Standards recommend a minimum of 53% shock absorption. After every tap class, you will want to damp mop your floor with a 1:4 solution of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to water. This is the low-maintenance way to remove aluminum oxide residue created by tap shoes and keep your dance floor clean.
  2. Birch Sprung Subfloor with Mezzafloor vinyl – The sound is not as crisp and clean as with the maple, but mezzafloor vinyl is a heavy duty vinyl. The force reduction is 70%. DIN Standards recommend a minimum of 53% shock absorption.

Multi-Use Floor

Multi-Use Dance FloorA multi-style dance studio has many considerations. The two best options for versatility are:

  1. Birch Sprung Subfloor with Mezzafloor vinyl – Tap dancers will notice that the sound is not as crisp and clear as on our Maple dance floor, but Mezzafloor vinyl is a heavy duty vinyl that will stand up to the rigors of tap. The force reduction is 70%. DIN Standards recommend a minimum of 53% shock absorption.
  2. Maple Sprung Floor for its clean crisp sound, durable finish and of course its resilient properties. The force reduction is 70%. DIN Standards recommend a minimum of 53% shock absorption. After every tap class, you will want to damp mop your floor with a 1:4 solution of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to water. This is the low-maintenance way to remove aluminum oxide residue created by tap shoes and keep your dance floor clean.

Maple Sprung Floor
Maple Sprung Floor

Ballroom Floor

Ballroom Dance FloorBallroom dancers seek excellence in performance and in flooring. The two preferred options for silky smooth seams and excellent resilience are:

  1. Maple Sprung Dance Floor for its even color tone, smooth surface and superb resiliency. The floor comes pre-finished with a durable, slip-resistant urethane. This finish is just right for ballroom as it is. We recommend that all dancers wear clean shoes on your floor, and that they do not use any resins or oils, on either their shoes or the floor.
  2. Ash Sprung Floor for its smooth surface and superb resiliency. The floor comes pre-finished with a durable, slip-resistant urethane. This finish is just right for ballroom as it is. We recommend that all dancers wear clean shoes on your floor, and that they do not use any resins or oils, on either their shoes or the floor.

O’MARA FLOOR GUIDE: CHOOSE THE BEST SPRUNG FLOOR FOR YOUR DANCE STUDIO OR FITNESS CENTER.

Style Requirements Best Floor Alternate Floor
Ballet Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Ballet + Pointe Friction Birch + Studiofloor Vinyl Maple or Ash, use rosin
Ballroom Smooth Seams, Slip Resistance, Beauty Maple Ash
Combo + Tap Sound, Versatility Maple Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Combo, No Tap Versatility Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Fitness + iron weights Durability Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Fitness + rubber bumper plates Durability Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Fitness, no weights Versatility Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Flamenco Sound, Durability Maple
Highland Slip Resistance, Durability, Sound Ash Maple
Hip Hop Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Indian Classical Slip Resistance Ash Maple
Irish, Hard Shoe Slip Resistance, Durability Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl Maple
Irish, Soft Shoe Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Jazz Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Lyrical Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Modern Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Swing Tight Seams, Beauty Maple Ash
Tap Sound, Durability Maple Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl
Yoga Slip Resistance Ash Maple
Zumba Slip Resistance Ash Birch + Mezzafloor Vinyl