Vinyl Dance Floor Tape-Now In Colors!

Vinyl Dance Floor Tape-Now In Colors!

For Years, your options for vinyl dance floor tape have been limited to black, white, grey and clear. Now it is available in vibrant red, yellow blue and green. Click here to learn more and to make a purchase.    

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Floor Doesn’t Fit?  Consider This Before Cutting

Floor Doesn’t Fit? Consider This Before Cutting

If you always use your Marley-type floor in the same space and it doesn’t fit exactly, you may want to consider cutting it. Before you actually whip out the knife, make sure that your floor has acclimated to the ambient temperature in your space. Vinyl is impacted by heat, and a warm floor will be […]

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Marley Floors-Long Gone But Not Forgotten

Marley Floors-Long Gone But Not Forgotten

“Marley” has long been the term used for portable vinyl dance floors, even though the company that brought this type of flooring is long gone. Marley Floors was a British company started in 1948 in Kent, England. Vinyl flooring was only one of their products, but by the time Marley went out of business almost […]

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Dance Floor Storage-Keep It Out Of The Sun

Dance Floor Storage-Keep It Out Of The Sun

Rolling and properly storing a vinyl dance floor is a lot of work. That’s why it is tempting to leave it in place for long periods of time (especially in schools where the dance space is unused during the summer). If your dance studio or auditorium has windows or skylights and gets natural sun during […]

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Cleaning Your Dance Floor?  You Need More Than Water

Cleaning Your Dance Floor? You Need More Than Water

Before deciding what to use to clean your dance floor, you need to consider what is on it. It may look like just dust, but if the floor has seen heavy use, it will also be covered with sweat and body oils. Cleaniig with just water will simply spread around what is already on the […]

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ADF To Present Innovative Mixing Of Mediums

ADF To Present Innovative Mixing Of Mediums

In an event that noted NPR radio host Ira Glass describes as two art forms that “have no business being together-dance and radio”, the American Dance Festival will present “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” at the Durham Performing Arts Center on July 25. The host of the popular NPR program will team with […]

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Installing A Vinyl Dance Floor?  Don’t Stretch That Tape

Installing A Vinyl Dance Floor? Don’t Stretch That Tape

Those who regularly install Marley-type vinyl dance floors have lots of tricks to get the job done quickly. If you are taping the seams with vinyl tape, don’t stretch the tape when you put it down. Vinyl tape has a “memory” and if it is stretched, it will gradually creep back to its original length. […]

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Is This The ADF’s Most Important Alumni

Is This The ADF’s Most Important Alumni

The dance community is entering one of its most exciting weeks of the year because Thursday is the opening day of the 2015 American Dance Festival. The ADF has called Durham NC home for 30 years and their series of performances and classes brings dancers from around the world to our community. One of our […]

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Dance Floor Tape Or Dance Floor Sandwich?

Dance Floor Tape Or Dance Floor Sandwich?

A typical Marley-type floor, on the surface, looks like a sheet of heavy duty vinyl. In truth, there is a lot more than meets the eye. In order to be durable, flexible and stable, a sheet of dance floor tape is made up of at least four separate layers: – A thin top “wear” layer, […]

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Olympic Sledding Secret-Gaffers Tape

Olympic Sledding Secret-Gaffers Tape

Brad Stewart, a member of the US Skeleton Team, revealed that gaffers tape is used on their one man sleds to cover the sled’s components and provide a flat surface for the rider. The tape they use has special characteristics that keep it flexible and sticky in cold weather and because there is no no […]

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