The 9 Best Portable Dance Floors
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Parking lots, cement basements, and asphalt can be very unforgiving surfaces, but sometimes you just have to dance. Fortunately, there are lots of products specifically designed to soften impacts. There are portable single-person options for focused warmups and practices, modular setups designed to turn your home into a party zone, and comprehensive solutions often seen at professional events. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 22, 2020:
Although we've kept several popular choices from IncStores, we ultimately opted to remove the IncStores Practice, as it's very similar to the IncStores Modular. The Practice model doesn't come with edging pieces, though, making the latter a better choice for those who want the convenience of an all-in-one-kit. Note that these models aren't, despite appearances, actually made of hardwood — their tops are vinyl. If you want a real wood surface, you'll want to consider instead the IncStores Deluxe.
We also still find the Dot2Dance Double-Sided to be a good practice aid, even though it doesn't offer a large surface on which to move. But, when paired with an at-home ballet barre, it offers aspiring ballerinas the tools they need to get down to work, at any time of the day or night.
And even though it probably won't do much for serious dancers, we added the fun Art3d Liquid. A visually-appealing choice, it can help teachers get their more reluctant young students to move, and there are plenty of available colors, from hot pink to yellow and black. It could make a good addition to a regular classroom, too.
November 23, 2018:
Actual dance students or just people who love to dance will all do way better with a high-quality surface to dance on, and the almost certainly best-feeling one here is the IncStores Deluxe — it's the only one we found with real wood. It's also pretty expensive, and you're apparently limited to the 9-piece set. Their Practice line is quite affordable, though, and can easily be assembled in a range of configurations. The Dot2Dance has caught on because it helps beginners perfect their technique, and the TentAndTable is the only viable option we saw for event production outfits. We wanted to include a light-up LED model we found, because, well, it lights up... but its relatively moderate price means it's too good to be true; the thing would likely fall apart very quickly, and wasn't even waterproof.
O'Mara Travel Board XL: ProLine Maple Unlike many, the O'Mara Travel Board XL: ProLine Maple is a sprung floor, which means it offers great shock absorption to go with its slip-resistant finish. When open, it measures 34 inches square, but you can fold it in half and pick it up with the carrying handles when you're on the go. sprungfloors.com
Rosco Adagio Custom Cut For a studio or theater, the Rosco Adagio Custom Cut offers perfect sizing, in your choice of black or gray. Each roll comes with a five-year warranty, but if you're still not certain this option is for you, samples are available so that you can feel the material before you commit. rubberflooringinc.com