Alvas Custom Flooring

Alvas Custom Dance Floors

Pricing: $27 – $42 per square yard (material – rounded up to the nearest foot)
and $60 – $150 per custom cut charge (labor – custom cutting material to customer’s choice)

To a dancer, we know the shoes on your feet and the floor you dance on are your world. You want a floor that’s safe and allows you to slide, but also gives you a degree of “controlled slip”. Alvas is known and trusted to give you what you need. Alvas Matlay and Alvas Marlay are different brand name versions of marley-type dance floors. They are versatile, reversible and are available in custom size pieces- meaning if you give us your room dimensions, we will custom cut Alvas Matlay and/or Alvas Marlay to best fit your space.

Alvas custom Matlay and Marlay dance floor is cut to the customer’s specifications, but lengths may be longer than requested. Please measure the width and length of the spaces(s) you would like covered and have that information ready when calling us.

Our pvc-vinyl/marley-type dance flooring is ideal for ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop and many other forms of dance. It is also ideal for multi-purpose use such as gigs, performances aerobics and displays. When Alvas Matlay or Alvas Marlay is used for dance, it is suitable for laying on a hard, smooth floor, but it is ideally paired (and recommended) with a sprung or floating subfloor.

Need to add a subfloor? Alvas Floating Subfloor Cost Estimator

All of Alvas Dance Floors are made within the USA.
Alvas Matlay and Alvas Marlay dance floors are not formulated with or known to contain phthalates or lead.

Marley | Matlay | Marlay – The Difference

Marley – A generic term used for PVC vinyl dance flooring, usually called “Marley” or “Marley-type” dance floors. Many companies have their own version of PVC vinyl floors, often calling it by different names.

Matlay – Alvas brand (or version) of PVC Vinyl dance floor that is typically used for dance or other multi-purpose use.
Installation Type: Temporary or Semi-Permanent with tape-down application.

Marlay – Alvas brand (or version) of PVC Vinyl dance floor that is typically used for dance or other multi-purpose use.
Installation Type: Temporary or Semi-Permanent with tape-down application or Semi-permanent with welded seams.

Alvas Matlay Dance Floor

FEATURES

  • Versatile as a Dance Floor or Other Multi-Purpose Use
  • Reversible / Double-Sided Color Options
    • Available in Gray/Black or White/Black
  • Matte Finish
  • Surface Texture that is not too fast and not too slow
  • Lightweight (Especially helpful for touring and competitions)
  • Not formulated with or known to contain phthalates or lead
  • For Temporary or Semi-Permanent installation
  • Comparable to Rosco’s Dance Floor and Harlequin’s Reversible Dance Floors

IDEAL USAGE

  • Ballet
  • Tap (see FAQ)
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Hip Hop
  • Many other forms of dance
  • Gig
  • Performances
  • Aerobics
  • Displays

Pro Tip – Indoor/Outdoor Use:

  • On an indoor surface, any color of Alvas Matlay or Alvas Marlay is suitable. However, the surface should be shaded and kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Vinyl dance floors cannot be installed nor used in direct sunlight.
  • On an outdoor surface, because of the heat of the sun, only the white side up of the white/black Matlay floor may be used. The gray and black floor gets too hot in the sun and can cause burns, making it unsafe to use.
  • Keep in mind possible inclement weather, as this could cause safety concerns as well. Sweat, any kind of humidity or moisture can cause a slippery surface. If it gets wet, it must be dried off.

INSTALLATION TYPE

Temporary or Semi-Permanent Installation
– Utilized with tape down application. (Tape sold separately)

Pro Tips:
Use gaffers tape to secure the perimeter and vinyl tape for the inner seams.
Ideally paired with a Floating Subfloor.

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Gray/Black or White/Black (Reversible)
Thickness: 0.044” (1.1 mm)
Weight: 2 lbs/Linear Foot (Approx)

Longest Single Piece Dimension: 6’ x 60’
Rolls are Custom Cut to customer’s specifications, but lengths may be longer than requested.
Customer will need to provide length and width dimensions of area to cover when calling.
Camber/”Race Tracking” Tolerance: 1″ over 30′

Click here for Matlay Specifications

Length Conversion Calculator

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Daily cleaning and maintenance are important to keep the dance floor surface safe. It will also extend the life of the dance floor.
Matlay/Marlay Cleaning Instructions or FAQ for instructions.

Alvas Marlay Dance Floor

FEATURES

  • Versatile as a Dance Floor or Other Multi-Purpose Use
  • Reversible / Double-Sided Color Options
    • Available in Light Gray/Dark Gray
  • Matte Finish
  • Surface Texture that is not too fast and not too slow
  • Not formulated with or known to contain phthalates or lead
  • For Temporary or Semi-Permanent installation
  • Comparable to Rosco’s Arabesque and Harlequin’s Cascade Dance Floors

IDEAL USAGE

  • Ballet
  • Tap (see FAQ)
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Hip Hop
  • Many other forms of dance
  • Competitions
  • Gig
  • Performances
  • Displays

Pro Tip – Indoor/Outdoor Use:

  • On an indoor surface, any color of Alvas Matlay or Alvas Marlay is suitable. However, the surface should be shaded and kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Vinyl dance floors cannot be installed nor used in direct sunlight.
  • On an outdoor surface, because of the heat of the sun, only the white side up of the white/black Matlay floor may be used. The gray and black floor gets too hot in the sun and can cause burns, making it unsafe to use.
  • Keep in mind possible inclement weather, as this could cause safety concerns as well. Sweat, any kind of humidity or moisture can cause a slippery surface. If it gets wet, it must be dried off.

INSTALLATION TYPE

Temporary or Semi-Permanent Installation
– Utilized with tape down application. (Tape sold separately)*

Permanent Installation
– Utilized with welding rods. (Welding material sold separately – Contact us for details)**

Pro Tips:
*Use gaffers tape to secure the perimeter and vinyl tape for the inner seams.
**We recommend  hot welding be done by a professional in order to avoid permanent damage to the floor.
Ideally paired with a Floating Subfloor.

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Light Gray/Dark Gray (Reversible)
Thickness: 0.080” (2.032 mm)
Weight: 3 lbs/Linear Foot (Approx)

Longest Single Piece Dimension: 5’ x 60’
Rolls are Custom Cut to customer’s specifications, but lengths may be longer than requested.
Customer will need to provide length and width dimensions of area to cover when calling.
Camber/”Race Tracking” Tolerance: 1″ over 30′

Length Conversion Calculator

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Daily cleaning and maintenance are important to keep the dance floor surface safe. It will also extend the life of the dance floor.
Matlay/Marlay Cleaning Instructions or FAQ for instructions.

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