Investing in a dance/theatrical flooring system is an important part of a dance studio for the safety of dancers. The flooring system allows for the instructor and students to perform and practice safely. The subfloor and floor surface are crucial parts of the displacement of energy.
A study was designed and conducted in 1988 by Ducker Research Co., Inc., of Birmingham, Michigan, amidst growing confusion and concern about sports injuries and their relationships to different types of indoor sports surfaces. This study was conducted to analyze the incidence of floor-related injuries on maple sports flooring and synthetic sports flooring.
Conclusions from the Incidence of Injury Study were:
— A total of 967 sports floor-related injuries were
reported, of which 37% were attributed to maple flooring
and the remaining 63% to synthetic flooring. Based
upon these findings, there is a 70% higher incidence of
floor-related injuries on synthetic sports flooring.
— The average number of floor-related
injuries per case study on maple flooring is
7 per year, while on synthetic flooring the
average number is 12 injuries per year.
— Based upon 50 case studies, more floor-related
injuries occur during basketball than during any
other type of activity. This includes both competition
— The attitudes reflected in the comments of some
respondents support the finding that more floor-related
injuries occur on synthetic than on maple floors:
“The higher injury count on synthetic flooring
is due to the lack of absorption. When players
are suffering from aching feet and knees, they
practice on wood for a few days. This helps to
alleviate the problem.”
— Athletic Trainer
By investing in proper dance flooring, you will be able to protect dancers from injury, fatigue, soreness and their overall health and well being. If you are in the market for new dance flooring, Dance Vision’s DanceFlex Hardwood Floors offers the most practical and economical flooring available. Your body will feel the difference!
Removable: DanceFlex is 100% floating and removable! If you move, you can lift the floor and take your investment with you! The one of a kind, clip and groove system, means there are no nails. The clips are totally invisible when fitted to the back of the boards. This floor can be installed directly over practically any level sub-floor.
Maintenance: DanceFlex is pre-finished, easy to clean, keep clean and requires very little maintenance. A dry dust mop daily and damp mopping every two weeks are all that is required to maintain the beauty and performance of the DanceFlex floor. The factory-applied polyurethane finish seals to the hardwood for superior durability and provides a hygienically safe traction coating which will not support the growth of bacteria or mildew.
Installation: The DanceFlex clip system is the easiest system to assemble. While many owners install the floor themselves, some do hire a contractor to do the installation. Our floor comes completely pre-finished, a typical installation takes less than two days with no fumes or odors to disrupt the operation of your facility. The floor is available for use immediately after the installation.