In the world of performing arts, every element on stage plays a pivotal role in delivering a great performance, but it isn’t often that you think of one of the most foundational elements of all: the stage floor. Just as basketball arenas and yoga studios require a solid surface for athletes to compete on, theaters also require a resilient foundation to support the performances of actors and dancers. If you’re ready to revamp your auditorium, theater or stage floor, the team at Sports Floors, Inc. is here to help you make the most of your renovations. Let’s get started!

Why Use Athletic Flooring? 

For years, theaters have integrated sports athletic flooring systems beneath their stages. Why? The answer lies in the unparalleled resilience these floors offer. Designed to withstand the high-impact activities of sports, these floors provide a cushioning effect, ensuring that performers are protected during their routines. This not only enhances the safety of the artists but also elevates the overall performance quality.

But it’s not just about resilience. The aesthetics of a theater are paramount in setting the mood for any performance. Sports Floors, Inc. understands this and offers stage systems that perfectly balance functionality and visual appeal. These systems are tailored to match the theater’s ambiance, ensuring that while performers have the best floor beneath their feet, the audience isn’t distracted by the background. 

Flooring Options for Your Stage or Auditorium

When it comes to selecting the perfect flooring for your stage or auditorium, the choices are vast, and each option brings its unique set of advantages. You know that the right flooring can elevate performances, ensuring both aesthetics and functionality are on point, so let’s dig in into some of the top choices available for those looking to revamp their auditorium floors.

Pine Flooring

Soft woods like pine or fir are popular choices for stage floors, especially for areas behind the curtain where sets are frequently attached. The primary advantage of these woods is their soft nature, which means they don’t splinter easily. After removing sets, any minor damages can be patched up seamlessly. Additionally, these areas are often painted in a matte black finish, ensuring no reflections and effectively hiding any imperfections from previous performances.

Tempered Hardboard

An alternative to softwoods, tempered hardboard offers another viable option for behind-the-curtain stage floors. Composed of pressed-molded wood fibers, this engineered hardboard is sometimes known by the brand name Masonite. 

Like pine, it doesn’t splinter when sets are attached and is typically painted black. Its modular nature, with sheets often coming in 4′ x 8′ dimensions, makes replacements straightforward and cost-effective should any damage occur.

Hardwood Maple

For the visible parts of the stage, especially the apron or front, hardwood maple is a top contender. This wood offers an aesthetically pleasing finish, enhancing the overall look of the stage. Given its durability and visual appeal, some facilities even opt for maple across the entire stage surface. 

Especially in multi-purpose spaces, maple flooring provides both a warm aesthetic appeal and performance attributes beneficial for activities like dancing. The shock absorption qualities of certain maple flooring systems protect performers’ joints, ensuring safety during rigorous routines.

Ready to revamp your auditorium, theater or stage floor? If so, our Sports Floors, Inc. team wants to help you make the most of your renovations!

Here’s How Sports Floors, Inc. Can Help

Your stage flooring choices may be vast, but making the right choice requires guidance from experienced professionals. This is where Sports Floors, Inc. steps in, offering unparalleled expertise and a commitment to excellence. 

We’re Guided by the Maple Flooring Manufacturers’ Association 

Our association with the MFMA isn’t just a badge of honor; it’s a testament to our dedication to quality. By adhering to the industry’s gold standards, we ensure that every stage floor we install is of the highest caliber. This partnership guarantees that theaters and auditoriums benefit from the latest advancements and best practices in maple flooring.

We Prefer Maple Flooring 

Maple isn’t just another wood; it’s the epitome of durability and aesthetic appeal in the world of flooring. Originating from the dense forests of the northern regions, this hardwood offers a consistent color, fewer imperfections, and the ideal surface friction needed for performance. Its durability ensures that the floor remains pristine, performance after performance, so you get the most out of your stage floor. 

Experience and Expertise

Years in the industry have equipped us with insights and skills that few can match. Every theater and auditorium has unique challenges, and our seasoned team is adept at crafting solutions tailored to each venue’s needs. From understanding the acoustics to ensuring the floor complements the theater’s ambiance, our expertise ensures a holistic approach to flooring.

In essence, with Sports Floors, Inc., you’re not just getting a floor; you’re investing in a legacy of quality, resilience, and aesthetics. As you envision future performances on your stage, rest assured that the foundation beneath will be nothing short of perfection.

Call the Team at Sports Floors, Inc.

With years of experience helping schools, arenas, studios, and auditoriums get the right flooring solutions for their needs, our team has what it takes to help you maximize your performance spaces. If you’re ready to find out which one is right for you, call us to get started today!