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Apples To Apples?  It All Starts With The Specs

Apples To Apples? It All Starts With The Specs

When purchaser of dance floor tape compare brands, they often start with the price. Immediate skepticism can be the result when one brand is much less or much more expensive than the others. While price is always a consideration, it rarely takes into account the actual specifications of the two products being compared. In order […]

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It All Starts With The Shoes

It All Starts With The Shoes

Perhaps the most important of dance floor care practices is what you don’t do. As in “don’t wear anything but dance shoes (bare feet excepted) on a dance floor. Not only should you restrict what shoes are worn on the floor, you should also make sure that those shoes are clean, really clean, before stepping […]

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Dance Floor Tape Is Not Gym Floor Tape

Dance Floor Tape Is Not Gym Floor Tape

Tape is tape is tape, right? Wrong. Using vinyl tape intended for dance floors on a wooden floor can lead to disaster. Dance floors are flexible vinyl with no paint or coating on the surface. They can stand up to tapes with aggressive adhesives. The tape can be removed without damaging the floor surface and […]

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Just What Is Dance Floor Tape?

Just What Is Dance Floor Tape?

Dance performances may involve any number of different types of tape, and at some point all of them are probably referred to as “dance floor tape”. We sell a lot of these tapes, but keep the name “dance floor tape” for one specific product. It is called “vinyl splicing tape“. That, specifically, refers to using […]

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Why Do Our Customers Keep Saying “This Stuff Is Too Inexpensive”?

Why Do Our Customers Keep Saying “This Stuff Is Too Inexpensive”?

Amazingly, at least to me, we constantly have new prospective customers asking us why our dance floor tape is so cheap. I guess it is understandable, since some of our competitors sell the same thing for up to four times as much. Same vinyl, same adhesive, same packaging, but definitely not the same price. Rebranding […]

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Dance Floor Tape Should Be “Conformable”.  What Does That Mean?

Dance Floor Tape Should Be “Conformable”. What Does That Mean?

In order to hold two sections of dance floor together with a strong bond, vinyl dance floor tape needs a characteristic called “conformability. While the floor surface appears to be flat and smooth, it has slight undulations and surfact texture that will be exposed to the adhesive coated side of the tape. Conformable tape will […]

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Dance Floor Tape Is Marley Floor Tape

Dance Floor Tape Is Marley Floor Tape

Our Dance Floor Tape is Marley Floor Tape Marley Floor Tape is an industry standard term for professional dancers and dance studios.  But it’s important to understand the company that made Marley branded floors has been out of business since 1978. We field calls from customers looking for tape for their Marley floor. It’s interesting […]

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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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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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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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