Dance Floor INSTALLATION:
If your vinyl surface floor has been stored in cold conditions or is shipped during winter months, store it at room temperature (72°) for twenty-four hours prior to unrolling it.
When installing or laying your floor, sweep and vacuum your existing floor before putting down the vinyl surface floor (often referred to as a marley floor) so that debris is not trapped beneath your floor. Remember the smallest particles of sand can cause lumps underneath your floor.
You have three choices of installation for most dance surface floors. They are:
Touring fashion: Surface tape (either vinyl floor tape or gaffer's tape) is used to tape the panels of vinyl together. The panel seams are typically left an 1/16 of an inch apart. Most people can install a floor by touring fashion on their own. (Tape has to be replaced every 3 to 6 months)
Semi-permanent: Double stick tape is used to secure the panels of surface vinyl, with the panel seams being put together as tight as possible. This is a harder installation than touring fashion, but can be accomplished by most adept “handy-men”.
Permanent: The vinyl surface floors are glued down and the seams are hot welded by a professional floor installer, who is practiced at the art of heat welding.
When cutting your vinyl floor use the EFS Seam Cutter or a carpet knife with a new blade, and use a straight edge when making the cut. Remember to measure twice to avoid mistakes.
When surface taping a vinyl floor down, it is always a good idea to leave a 1/16 of an inch (the width of the edge of a US quarter) between the panels of floor.