Encore Hardwood Flooring
The Encore Collection is a true hardwood dance floor with a sprung subfloor. Exceptional, real hardwood design combines form and function. Encore is a real hardwood ﬂooring system with a built-in ﬂoating wood subﬂoor that assembles with a click-and-lock system that requires no hardware, staples, sanding, ﬁnishes, or tools except for a circular saw to ﬁt the room.
A tap dance ﬂoor is a ﬂoor or ﬂooring system that generates sound produced by percussive dance activity. Ideally it is heavy duty to withstand the pounding that comes from Tap, Irish, Flamenco, etc. Timestep or Super Timestep ﬁt these criteria.
The ideal ballroom ﬂoor is a wooden dance ﬂoor. Hardwood, with a proper ﬁnish, along with a ﬂoating wood subﬂoor creates the perfect environment for ballroom and percussive dance. By far, the ideal ballroom ﬂoor is a hardwood surface usually maple, oak, or ash. With the right kind of ﬁnish (FloorShield II) and a ﬂoating subﬂoor you have the ﬂooring system in place to make any ballroom dancer happy. A ballroom dance ﬂoor can be a traditional hardwood ﬂooring system, a transportable wood preassembled ﬂooring system, or a heavy-duty marley ﬂoor installed over a ﬂoating wood subﬂoor. Budget, installation, and maintenance are factors in determining which ﬂoor works best for you.
At a Glance
• No adhesive, screws, or nails needed for installation
• No sanding or finishing required at installation
• Installs directly over a concrete slab with a vapor barrier
• Real hardwood
• Seamless appearance
There are two types of Encore ﬂoors. It all has to do with the hardwood used in these prefabricated ﬂooring systems that have a built-in ﬂoating subﬂoor. Oak is less expensive and a bit softer than the maple. There seems to be no preference, except when it comes to tap. Here, maple is the ﬁrst choice. A hardwood dance ﬂoor references the type of wood used to construct a ﬂoor system for movement activity. There are many wood products, some manufactured, others are natural. If it is the name of a tree, it is a hardwood. There is a great range of hardness from Pine to Teak. The harder the ﬂoor the better wear. For economic reasons, relative to their hardness, oak and maple are the preferred wood.
*FloorShield II Finish is recommended as an additional protective finish for tap.
Encore Oak is the revolutionary “click-and-lock” transportable hardwood floor with a factory finish and an integrated sprung subfloor.
Encore Elite uses maple hardwood for a harder, more durable wood dance floor surface.
Encore Home is comprised of 6, 12 or 18 click-and-lock hardwood panels which are suitable for tap*, jazz, modern and ballroom use.
Patented Click-and-Lock System
Prices and discounts are in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include shipping and handling. Contact Local Stagestep™ representative for pricing in all foreign currencies. Stagestep has a wood dance ﬂoor for sale. In fact, they have several options when it comes to temporary and permanent wood ﬂooring systems. Do the research, go online, or call to get information and a quote.
“An Encore Floor has the finest and most natural sound than any ‘instrument’ I’ve ever had the pleasure of dancing on. As a tap dancer, and as a producer, I look for a sturdy, and sprung, hard wood floor, producing a pleasant and clear tone. But I also need a product that is easy to assemble, store and transport. An Encore Floor delivers all these goods!”
American Tap Dance Foundation
Encore can be installed over virtually any firm level surface. Installation can be permanent, semi-permanent or short-term. The key to installing hardwood ﬂooring for a multipurpose room is the kind of wood to use, and the ﬁnish to be applied. Basketball and volleyball courts will have one kind of ﬁnish, while a multi-purpose dance facility will have another kind. FloorShield II is designed for all systems of dance. A dance wood ﬂoor is either an engineered wood or hardwood surface designed speciﬁcally for dance. What that means is that the ﬂooring system includes a shock-absorbent ﬂoating wood subﬂoor such as Springstep IV or SpringFlex. Wooden dance ﬂoors are generally used for tap and ballroom. With the right ﬁnish, all styles of dance can be comfortable on it.
Encore’s natural hardwood surface is resistant to most common staining including food. However, regular floor maintenance is recommended using Stagestep™’s ProClean on a weekly basis.
Encore can be screened or if need be sanded and refinished. It is a real hardwood flooring system and subject to damage like any other hardwood surface.