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Architects Guide

Architects Guide

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Guide To Dance Floors

Guide To Dance Floors

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Guide to Dance Floors, a useful guide taking you through all areas of planning a dance or rehearsal space

Guide to Dance Floors, a useful guide taking you through all areas of planning a dance or rehearsal space

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

This helpful guide has been written with dancers and dance teachers in mind. It contains useful information for fitting out a new dance studio including a helpful planning and preparation guide, an explanation of the different sprung and vinyl dance floors types and information about ballet barres, accessories, cleaning, storage and much more.
Harlequin Activity permanently installed fully-floating sprung floor system

Harlequin Activity permanently installed fully-floating sprung floor system

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Activity™ is a permanently installed sprung floor system, based on a revolutionary triple 'sandwich' composite construction, so it completely eliminates the need for metal springs and rubber pads. And because it is a fully floating system with no fixings to the floor, it can be laid on almost any surface without preparation. Shock-damped to avoid a 'trampoline effect’, and combining area and point elasticity to offer identical characteristics across the whole floor, Harlequin Activity™ is ideal for ballet; reducing injury risk and enhancing dancers' performances. Harlequin Activity™ is installed by the Harlequin Contracts Division and finished with either a vinyl or hardwood surface.
Harlequin Allegro Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Allegro Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Allegro is the thickest roll-out dance floor available worldwide and provides great protection for dancers due to its point-elasticity and slip-resistant dance surface. Harlequin Allegro is ideal for contemporary, modern, hip-hop, jazz ad street dance, as well as aerobics and zumba, as it can help to reduce performer fatigue and impact injuries. Harlequin Allegro is a substantial heavy-duty floor. It is specified for permanent installation within dance institutions, dance studios, schoold and gymnasiums, although it can be utilised as a loose-lay option.
Harlequin Cascade BioCote Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Cascade BioCote Performance Vinyl Surface

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Harlequin Cascade BioCote Performance Vinyl Surface
Harlequin Cascade vinyl dance floor designed for loose-lay or permanent installation

Harlequin Cascade vinyl dance floor designed for loose-lay or permanent installation

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Cascade™ is a reinforced sheet vinyl, which is specified worldwide for loose-lay and permanent installation in dance studios. Harlequin Cascade has delighted generations of professional dancers, artistic directors, technical and stage managers. The silky-smooth embossed surface provides excellent grip and is often described as giving ‘warmth’ to a dance performance. But in these difficult times, it is more important than ever to focus on improving hygiene, so Harlequin have now produced a new, improved Cascade with BioCote® antimicrobial protection. It is the Harlequin Cascade that you know and love but with an added ingredient with proven antibacterial properties that helps keep the floor hygienically clean.
Harlequin Engineered Beech Hardwood

Harlequin Engineered Beech Hardwood

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Harlequin Engineered Beech is a light floor in slightly reddish beechwood. The strips are selected to provide a subdued, harmonious impression.
Harlequin Engineered Maple Hardwood

Harlequin Engineered Maple Hardwood

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The golden straw hues found in this 3-strip maple floor are specially selected to create a subtle and harmonious expression. The silk lacquer finish gives the floor a polished appearance and brings out the natural character of the timber. The even finish protects the wood from daily wear, without adding artificial shine.
Harlequin Engineered Oak Hardwood

Harlequin Engineered Oak Hardwood

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Harlequin Engineered Oak is a floor with strips selected to provide a calm appearance but still with a certain degree of variation in the grain.
Harlequin Fiesta Performance Vinyl Suface

Harlequin Fiesta Performance Vinyl Suface

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Harlequin Fiesta was developed because of the need for a floor which looked exactly like wood, but without all the associated problems of cleaning and maintenance. The floor's oak-strip performance surface provides the ideal solution. Harlequin Fiesta is suitable for ballroom, salsa, percussive dance including flamenco, Irish and tap, multi-purpose use, hip-hop, jazz, street, aerobics zumba and for use in theatres and operatic performances. Harlequin Fiesta is specified for permanent installation, when the joins are welded to provide a continuous surface. It can be laid on any hard, smooth sub-floor and is an excellent choice as the vinyl performance surface in conjunction with a Harlequin sprung floor.
Harlequin Flexity Sprung Floor Panel System

Harlequin Flexity Sprung Floor Panel System

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Harlequin Flexity is a cost-effective, self-install sprung floor panel system. Selected birch ply panels with shock-absorbing elastomer pads join together using Harlequin’s unique tongue and groove system. Harlequin Flexity is suitable for self-install in home dance studios. ‘Industry standard’ choice for permanent or semi-permanent self-installation Panels are laid onto the sub-floor so that cross joins do not coincide Minimum floor thickness 37mm (before inclusion of chosen finish)
Harlequin Floors - vinyl floors brochure

Harlequin Floors - vinyl floors brochure

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

The following brochure contains the current range of vinyl floors available from Harlequin Floors. These include both permanent and portable vinyl floor options.
Harlequin Freestyle Performance Vinyl

Harlequin Freestyle Performance Vinyl

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Harlequin FreeStyle was specifically developed to meet the needs of hip-hop and street dancers, who wanted a floor that provided less slip-resistance, enabling them to move freely yet safely at the same time. Harlequin FreeStyle is ideal for hip-hop, jazz and street dance, as well as contemporary and modern dance, plus aerobics and zumba. Harlequin FreeStyle is suitable for permanent and portable use within dance institutions, dance studios, halls, schools, colleges and gymnasiums.
Harlequin Liberty HD Sprung Floor Panel System

Harlequin Liberty HD Sprung Floor Panel System

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Liberty HD Sprung Floor Panel System
Harlequin Liberty sprung floor panel system for portable or permanent installation.

Harlequin Liberty sprung floor panel system for portable or permanent installation.

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Liberty™ is a permanent or portable floating floor system, composed of sprung floor panels. Harlequin Liberty™ is designed for safety and is suitable for a range of performance disciplines. When combined with a Harlequin vinyl surface, Harlequin Liberty™ provides the ultimate floor, allowing performers to concentrate on their art without fear of falling or injury. If a permanent Harlequin Liberty™ floor is required, then installation will be completed by the Harlequin Contracts Division. The floor can then be finished with either a permanent or portable vinyl surface.
Harlequin Marine Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Marine Performance Vinyl Surface

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Harlequin Marine is extensively installed on cruise liners and conforms to marine standards and fire ratings. It is specified for permanent installation and is suitable for fitting within confined spaces on marine vessels and for scenery docks on cruise ships. Harlequin Marine is also suitable for multi-purpose use, percussive dance including flamenco, Irish and tap, concerts, television, theatre and operatic performances. Harlequin Marine is a hard-wearing, homogenous PVC dance floor. It is fire resistant, with a slightly marbled surface to resist scuffing and hide marks. It can be laid on any hard, smooth sub-floor and is an excellent choice as the vinyl performance surface in conjunction with a Harlequin sprung floor.
Harlequin Reversible Performance Vinyl Floors

Harlequin Reversible Performance Vinyl Floors

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Harlequin Reversible is the original double-sided dance and stage floor. It's a lightweight calendered vinyl that rolls out quickly, lays flat and stays flat. It is hard-wearing and slip-resistant on both sides, thus providing two floors in one! Harlequin Reversible is suitable for ballet, contemporary, percussive dance including flamenco, Irish and tap, multi-purpose use, hip-hop, jazz, street, aerobics, zumba, concerts, display, exhibitions, television, theatres and for operatic performances. Harlequin Reversible is our most versatile loose-lay floor and is extremely popular among our extensive clientèle. It is ideally laid on any hard, smooth surface and is particularly suited to touring due to ease of handling and portability.
Harlequin Standfast hardwearing and extremely durable permanently installed vinyl dance floor

Harlequin Standfast hardwearing and extremely durable permanently installed vinyl dance floor

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Standfast™ is extremely hardwearing, contract-quality flooring. It is intended for permanent installation into adhesive; where the joins are heat welded to form a continuous performance surface. Harlequin Standfast™ has a slip-resistant surface and is ideal as a permanent multi-purpose dance and stage flooring for heavy-duty use.
Harlequin Studio Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Studio Performance Vinyl Surface

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Studio is produced forma a particularly hard-wearing vinyl and its formulation focuses on the demands of dancers. The result is a slip-resistant floor that offers dancers added confidence for demanding choreography and movement. Harlequin Studio's firm but lightweight foam backing provides protection against hard sub-floors and is a great choice when touring. It's ideal for aerobics, zumba, hip-hop, jazz, street ballet, contemporary and modern dance. Harlequin Studio is designed for dance, studio and stage use and is specified for loose-lay or permanent installation within dance institutions, dance studios, schools and theatres. It's also a superb choice as the vinyl dance surface in conjunction with a Harlequin sprung floor.
Harlequin Studio slip-resistant foam-backed vinyl dance floor to protect against hard sub-floors

Harlequin Studio slip-resistant foam-backed vinyl dance floor to protect against hard sub-floors

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Harlequin Studio™ is one of our special hardwearing floor coverings designed for dance, studio and stage use. It is a complex vinyl construction incorporating a strong mineral fibre interply and a firm foam backing. The surface is produced from a hard-wearing vinyl and its formulation focuses on the demands of dancers. The result is a slip-resistant floor to reassure performers and a predicable surface to give confidence to dancers for demanding choreography and movement. The firm but lightweight foam backing helps to protect against hard sub-floors. It is available as a loose-lay or permanent floor. Harlequin Studio™ stays firmly in place on the floor and is excellent for touring or as the surface for a sprung sub-floor.
Harlequin WoodSpring permanently installed basketweave sprung floor.

Harlequin WoodSpring permanently installed basketweave sprung floor.

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Harlequin WoodSpring is a permanently installed sprung floor system. It’s a modern update of the traditional ‘basket weave’ construction that originated in the 19th Century but with 21st Century advancements.
Mirrors

Mirrors

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The mirrors have a smooth polished edge and are the latest low iron Pilkington mirror providing a whiter, brighter appearance compared to a standard mirror. Harlequin mirrors conform to British and European Safety standards.
Range of freestanding and wall-mounted ballet barres

Range of freestanding and wall-mounted ballet barres

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Whether you choose portable freestanding or permanent wall-mounted ballet barres, you’ll realise they are almost a prerequisite for the dancer. Without a comfortable and sturdy barre, it is hard to do the essential warm-up and stretching exercises. Both amateurs and professionals can minimise the risk of injury by stretching properly to increase blood-flow to the muscles and improve flexibility whilst achieving an elegant stance.
Specifying Dance Floors - A Guide for Architects. This guide explains the differences between sports floors and dance floors as well as useful information for specifying for dance

Specifying Dance Floors - A Guide for Architects. This guide explains the differences between sports floors and dance floors as well as useful information for specifying for dance

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

With a growing interest in the provision of spaces suitable for dance – for professional performance and rehearsal, private dance schools and throughout the education sector - there is increasing focus towards specifying dance floors that both meet performance aspirations and conform to health and safety requirements. The purpose of this guide is to introduce architects to recent developments in dance floor technology and practice, specification issues – including aesthetic versus performance considerations – and why the choice of floor is also critical in minimising injuries to dancers.
Specifying Dance Floors - White Paper Summary

Specifying Dance Floors - White Paper Summary

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Professional dancers can spend 6 to 8 hours a day working in a dance studio and as their place of work it should offer a safe environment fit for the purpose. The dance floor makes an important contribution to safe performance without risk of slips and falls or longer-term stress injuries. A good dance floor instils confidence in dancers to give full expression to their creativity, safe in the knowledge the dance floor will offer a consistent response. This publication reviews the issues relevant to specifying floors suitable for dance, progress on defining standards and new research.
Stage Floor Construction and Technical Solutions

Stage Floor Construction and Technical Solutions

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Useful guide for those involved with in theatre planning. Helpful tips on stage building and refurbishing, case studies and innovative products such as the Harlequin Ballet Wagon.
White Paper Harlequin Specifying Dance Floors

White Paper Harlequin Specifying Dance Floors

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

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