The Dance Floating Subfloor is the biggest and most important expense to any dance studio, so Alvas’ approach is to show you a proven way to do it yourself. We tell you exactly what you need and how to do it because it doesn’t pay to ship plywood across the country.
Absorb the Shock Without Shocking Your Bank Account!
Alvas Dance Floating Subfloor Starter Kit is a do-it-yourself kit that allows you to build your own dance studio Floating Subfloor for a fraction of the contractor-installed or prefabricated price.
Total material cost, including our kit, is about $2.50 to $3.00 per sq ft. Step-by-step instructions enable anyone with basic carpentry skills to install it. Refer to the Alvas Floating Subfloor Cost Estimator.
- The Starter Kit covers the first 225 sq ft.
- Includes instructions, foam blocks, screws and other tools
- The Alvas Dance Floating Subfloor Additional Box, sold separately, covers each additional 225 sq ft.
- Includes foam blocks and screws only
Alvas Dance Floating Subfloor is Preferred
Alvas tried-and-true superior Floating Subfloor design allows the subfloor to “breathe” (flex as a whole floor), instead of each panel flexing individually. This is why our do-it-yourself instructions are so important!
Our design also specifies for 9″ Lamination 5′ x 5′ x 1/2″ Baltic Birch Plywood Sheets.” Most plywood sheets will delaminate within its layers. The plywood sheets in our design are manufactured with 9 crisscross laminations, contributing to your investment and will last for years, if not decades.
Alvas Floating Subfloor is low, just 1-3/4″ high, and needs only a 21″ ramp (Complies with most building codes). No tongue-and-groove biscuit joints are needed. The size and color of the foam blocks may vary slightly; variances in size and/or color will in no way hinder the functionality of the floor.
Don’t forget to add a Matlay or Marlay vinyl dance floor surface for texture! Prefer to not to add vinyl flooring? That’s fine, too! Check out our FAQ on applying a clear coat to your Alvas Floating Subfloor. You will have a beautiful floor and you’ll feel like you’re dancing on a cloud.
Made in USA
- Step-by-Step Instructions *
- Telephone Tech Support
- Foam Blocks
- Jig *
- Notched Glue Spreader *
- Self Drilling Screws
- #2 Phillips Bit *
* These products are included in the Starter Kit Only.
(Refer to the Alvas Dance Floating Subfloor Cost Estimator for exact quantities needed & recommendations where to purchase)
- Birch Plywood Sheets
- Yellow Glue
- Spray Adhesive
Customers call us back saying, “We are so glad we bought your floor. It was easy to build, saved us so much money and looks beautiful.”
Even Misty Copeland said: “As a professional Classical Ballet Dancer, our shoes are everything! Beyond that, no matter how incredible the fit and comfort of the shoe, the floor we dance on is our world! Having grown up in San Pedro, California, and relying on Alvas for all of the dance gear, it couldn’t be more fitting that as a soloist with a world renowned ballet company, I would end up falling in love with their Floating Subfloors. A floor that has give when I land from jumps, and a surface that allows you to be daring, is a necessity. Alvas flooring provides both. Alvas has reliable products that I have always been able to count on.”
Calculate Needed Coverage
Need help figuring out how much coverage you need? Enter floor length and width in feet below (amounts will populate automatically):
Heavy objects (over 100 lbs) cannot sit on any foam bottom floating floor for an extended period of time (more than 12 hours).
Prior to installation, make sure there is no water leaks or under-concrete water seepage, as no floor should be installed in any room if moisture penetration is suspected. The area must remain dry.
Alvas Floating Subfloor is low, just 1-3/4″ high, and needs only a 21″ ramp (Complies with most building codes).
Our design also specifies for 9″ Lamination 5′ x 5′ x 1/2″ Baltic Birch Plywood Sheets.”
The size and color of the foam blocks may vary slightly; variances in size and/or color will in no way hinder the functionality of the floor.
Note: DIY instructions must be followed for Alvas warranty to be valid.
Production Time is usually 2 – 5 business days, plus transit time.
Transit time is determined by the shipping company, but may be affected by severe weather conditions.
Need it faster? Rush options
Need it faster? Call us and we’ll do our best to help! There is a chance we can rush your shipment and/or expedite the delivery service.
– Rush Production Time ($50 Rush charge may apply)
– Expedited Delivery Service
– Will Call (Customer Pick Up)
Shipping all Alvas manufactured products to anywhere in the contiguous USA is free! It’s just that simple.
Orders shipping outside the contiguous USA will have taxes and duties calculated at checkout.
Alvas also offers Will Call/Local Pickup options for the Southern California area.
Be sure to select “Will Call” as the shipping option when finalizing the order in the shopping cart.
Refer to our FAQ for more information on Shipping, Returns and Product Guarantees.
Step-by-step DIY instructions are included within Alvas Floating Subfloor Starter Kit.
An average size studio (about 1,000 sq ft) takes 2 people about 5 days to complete. (Always check local building codes and permit requirements before building anything yourself)
NOTE: The DIY instructions must be followed for Alvas warranty to be valid.
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