“The heart and soul of a dance studio is the floor”

Free Quote Vinyl Reference Guide Cleaning Guide

Concrete floors and other solid surfaces are the mortal enemies of the dancer and dance teacher. Which is why we push for all studios to have a sprung floor.

With no resilience or shock absorption; they are an invitation to ankle, knee and hip injury and can permanently damage growing bodies.

Correct shock absorption reduces fatigue and significantly reduces the potential for shin splints and other common injuries. It reduces the strain that comes with turning and pivoting movements, and, with the correct top layer, increases foot stability & reduces rolling.

STM Studio Supplies has been developing, testing and gathering feedback from all sources to be able to present the most cost-effective sprung flooring system in Australia.

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We have devised a system that reduces your financial outlay whilst still providing your dancers and teachers an appropriate and safe dance surface.

  • Our floating floor has minimal screws or nails that can work their way up and into your vinyl.
  • If the vinyl has been loose or semi-permanently laid it can be disassembled with little or no fuss
  • Can ultimately be salvaged and taken with you when you move with a minimum of fuss.
  • Minimises freight costs on materials.
  • Maximises your time and labour.


  • We start with a layer of builders plastic as a moisture barrier

  • Followed by a skirting of perimeter battens

  • EVA pads fixed to 15mm flooring grade ply

  • Lay 15mm flooring grade ply on the floor

  • We then lay 4.75mm MDF/HDF/Masonite followed by a dance floor vinyl

This is advisable if you are renting your studio and might need to move premises in the future and if you are not performing Tap, Flamenco, Irish or other hard shoe styles. 

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You can also use Juju® Stage & Studio Performance Floor Paint which is an industrial coating that we have adapted to resemble that of dance floor vinyl by adjusting the slip factor.

For a permanently laid dance floor for hard shoe styles. It is advisable to use 9.5mm Weathertex Brown Board or Engineered Hardboard HDF or Masonite underlay in place of the MDF.

For more information on Weathertex Brown Board click here.

These should be used in Northern Queensland and other tropical areas. In some instances with a feather finish on the T joins, 3mm Luan ply, or equivalent, can be used as a substitute.

We supply a number of dance floor vinyls suitable for all styles of dance or movement. Please request our Vinyl Quick Reference Guide

Sprung Floors