Gerriets Flooring Solutions are known worldwide for their excellent quality and durability. What began more than four decades ago with the introduction of the VARIO CLASSIC dance floor has developed into a comprehensive range of products.

Today we offer a large selection of high-quality and first-class dance and event and sprung floors along with stage and expo carpets and floor cloths for temporary and permanent applications.

We have floors for almost every style of dance, including ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco, hip-hop, tap dance and jazz. Theatres, stage productions, exhibitions, trade fairs, fashion shows and film productions also make use of Gerriets Flooring Solutions.

Whether you are looking for matt, high-gloss, reinforced, individually printed, reflective, ergonomic or chromakey floors, we have the right floor for you.

Gerriets Flooring Solutions – dance and feel good!


Dance. This is the virtuoso technique and athletic presence, paired with elegant grace. Flowing figures mesmerise the audience. Space-filling leaps are the icing on the cake of this visual delight. They radiate a lightness that makes the audience not even realise the effort required. A moment of weightlessness. The dancers' feet touch down silently on the dance floor after the breathless moment. A perfect performance. 

The right dance floor is essential for every professional dance performance: dance carpets and dance floors with the optimum surface and footfall sound insulation are part of the dancer's basic equipment. The sprung floor provides support with every movement. 

Gerriets Flooring Solutions are recognised worldwide for their outstanding quality and durability. What began over four decades ago with the introduction of the VARIO CLASSIC dance floor has developed into an extensive and constantly optimised dance floor range. 

Today, you will find a large selection of high-quality and first-class dance, event and sprung floors, as well as stage and exhibition carpets, dance floors and floor cloths for temporary or permanent applications in our range. 

We have the right floor for you - whether you are looking for matt, high-gloss, textured, custom-printed, reflective, ergonomic or chromakey floors for digital effects in film and television. 

Our dance floors and dance carpets at a glance

Mobile dance floors 

VARIO 2.0: Good value - with perfect location! 

VARIO 2.0 has a silky matt surface embossing. Even without reinforcement fleece, the dance floor is extremely dimensionally stable. Its high robustness makes it suitable for touring use and all types of dance. 

VARIO 2.4: The doubled and extremely robust! 

VARIO 2.4 has the highest possible dimensional stability and robustness that is possible without a reinforcing fleece. Like VARIO 2.0, VARIO 2.4 has a silky matt surface embossing. Unlike VARIO 2.0, it can be used on both sides. We generally recommend its use in stationary areas, either floating or firmly bonded. VARIO 2.4 is ideal in combination with our sprung floor VARIO ERGODANCE. 

VARIO MET: The classic mirror floor! 

The very first mirror floor on the market! Hard-wearing, mirrored with structure and therefore less sensitive. It is therefore very popular for use on stage, in theatres and opera houses, for fashion shows and ballet productions.

VARIO REFLECT: The magician! 

With its smooth, mirrored surface, VARIO REFLECT looks almost like a horizontal mirror and has a wide range of applications in the art and event sector. VARIO REFLECT is often chosen as a special design element for fashion shows, major events and sophisticated set design for film and television shows. 

VARIO LACK: The classic high-gloss floor! 

High-gloss, robust and elegant. A popular dance floor, especially for ballet productions and theatre and opera stages. It is also popular in the event and fashion sector and, despite its high gloss, is surprisingly robust. 

VARIO TRANSPARENT: The inconspicuous one! 

The areas of application for the VARIO TRANSPARENT design floor are very versatile. For example, it can also simulate an icy surface. The vinyl floor is also used as a decorative floor for special designs. VARIO TRANSPARENT can be used as a backlit floor on LED panels, for example. VARIO TRANSPARENT is also frequently used as a protective floor for existing, particularly beautiful and sensitive floors.

VARIO PRINT: The individual one! 

With our VARIO PRINT, you can create your own personalised and exclusive design floor. Simply send us your customised motif. We print VARIO PRINT with UV-curing and UV-stable colours. 

VARIO COLOUR: The colourful one! 

The VARIO COLOUR event floor impresses with its wide range of colours. Every RAL colour, whether silk matt or high-gloss, is available from 210 linear metres. The silk matt versions of the design flooring are dimensionally stable thanks to a reinforcing fleece. 

VARIO UNI: The universal one! 

Our VARIO UNI dance floor is dimensionally stable and is gentle on joints and tendons thanks to a reinforcing fleece and its foamed backing. VARIO UNI has a matt surface structure and is available in different colours. It can be used on one side. The dance floor is ideal for the touring sector as it weighs little, is insensitive and robust.


Whether GLANZ or GLANZ MET: an eye-catcher on every stage or catwalk in the world! Modern, elegant and yet easy to install - yet hard-wearing. The effect floors lend every production an extraordinary flair. 

VARIO GRIP: The exhibition and outdoor floor! 

With its roughened surface (slip class R11), this floor offers excellent grip even in damp or wet conditions. Used in exhibition and temporary outdoor areas. The floor can also be used on inclines within a stage set where greater slip resistance is required. 

The VARIO ALLROUND dance floor: developed by dancers for dancers! 

We developed the VARIO ALLROUND dance floor together with Gregor Seyffert & Compagnie. Thanks to its high elasticity and slip resistance (slip class R10) with a cushioning insert that is easy on the joints, VARIO ALLROUND offers dancers greater safety and comfort. VARIO ALLROUND is suitable for all types of dance - it is shock-absorbent and dimensionally stable thanks to the reinforcing fleece.

Features of the VARIO ALLROUND dance floor 

Safety and comfort take into account the particular strain on dancers:

  • Its slip resistance (slip resistance: R10, DIN 51130) and elasticity allow high jumps with a wide variety of footwear. The integrated cushioning insole protects joints and tendons, even during physically demanding acrobatics. 
  • Its high adaptability to the ground makes it the first choice for mobile, fast use on tour. 
  • Its shock-absorbing properties in combination with the dimensional stability achieved through glass fibre reinforcement are unique and make it suitable for all types of dance - whether for the ballet stage, the dance studio or touring.
  • Its silky matt surface offers an elegant effect. 
  • With its total thickness of 3.65 mm (EN 428) and its high surface weight of 2,600 g/m² (EN 430), it lies absolutely flat and adapts to any surface. 
  • Thanks to the impact sound improvement (~ 19 dB, ISO 140-8), landings after the hovering phase are gentle and remain virtually silent. 
  • It is easy to roll on and off. 

You can buy the VARIO ALLROUND dance floor here.

Mobile dance surfaces

The VARIO ERGODANCE sprung floor: Sophisticated technology for healthy joints

Hardly any other sport puts as much strain on the feet as dancing. The problem lies in the maximum mobility in the foot area right down to the smallest ankle joints, which is hardly countered by stabilisation and support with light ballet slippers. Added to this is the often poor shock absorption due to the lack of sprung floors. As a result, this often leads to hip dysplasia or an imbalance of the hip muscles in dancers.

Gerriets developed the VARIO ERGODANCE sprung floor for this reason.

Features of the VARIO ERGODANCE sprung floor

  • This sprung floor has optimum cushioning that is extremely easy on the joints. The highest brand quality ensures quick assembly: An eccentric locking system is combined with an ingenious tongue and groove system with guide.
  • The 18 mm birch multiplex board, lacquered on both sides, is equipped with dynamically effective, highly elastic, two-layer elastomer pads that ensure homogeneous and permanently effective vibration behaviour.
  • A recessed hard fibre board serves to protect the underside.

Optional accessories include the VARIO ERGODANCE trip-free starting wedges and the matching 90° corners for the starting wedges. The sturdy VARIO ERGODANCE transport trolley supports quick assembly and disassembly and transport of the sprung floor.

The perfect dance floor prevents accidents and injuries

Smooth or dull:

Prevent injuries with the right top layer

With the right top layer, you support the dancer in their perfect performance and, above all, minimise the risk of injury. The area of application is crucial when choosing the right dance floor:

  • Dance floor is too smooth/slippery

If the dance floor is too slippery, dancers run the risk of slipping. This can cause dislocations and sprains or even broken bones.

  • Dance floor is too dull

If the dance floor is too blunt, it will appear ‘sticky’. This also poses a high risk of injury for dancers: it can lead to long-term health problems such as pulled tendons, torn ligaments or kneecaps slipping out.

Above all, blunt dance floors are not suitable for dancing barefoot on. The soles of the feet and toes would virtually ‘stick’ to the dull surface. Because it is not possible to glide on such an unsuitable dance floor covering, abrasions or minor burns can occur. The dancers even run the risk of breaking their toes due to the constant bumping.

Ballet schools in particular are aware of another problem that can arise, for example, with a duller PVC dance floor that counteracts sliding: Dancers can ‘cheat’ the outward rotation of the legs required in classical dance, as their feet stick to the unsuitable dance floor covering. As a result, the outward rotation does not come from the hip joint and the muscles remain passive. This leads to incorrect loading and damage to the dancer's joints.

The right dance floor, smooth or dull, depends on three factors.

  • The dancers' footwear Hip-hop/dance sneakers are more slip-resistant than ballet slippers, jazz shoes have a more slip-resistant suede sole, step and flamenco shoes have iron treads to make the refined foot rhythms audible.
  • The choreography of wide jumps require a duller floor than dance figures that are performed gliding or grinding. The respective styles of dance - standard dance, break dance, hip-hop and barefoot modern dance - require an extremely slippery dance floor, such as a smooth wooden sprung floor with a parquet covering. This prevents blisters and ‘sticking’ during fast turns.
  • Classical ballet and jazz dance usually find ideal conditions for the classical ballet elements with pirouettes and jumps on a smooth, not too slippery, non-slip PVC dance floor.

Hard steps or soft movements - dance flooring or PVC dance carpets?

Hard dance floors

The floor covering must be harder for tap dancing or flamenco. This is because, on the one hand, the metal profiles of the shoes would damage a soft floor and, on the other, the foot rhythms should be clearly audible. Nevertheless, the dance floor should be as soundproofed as possible so that the steps are not perceived as too loud.

The first choice for dance floors with a hard surface: 

  • The ready-to-assemble parquet 
  • The mobile dance floor

Soft dance floors 

A soft top layer, such as on the VARIO PVC dance floor, is particularly suitable as a stage floor for classical dance and acrobatic performances and as a stage floor for music events. 

VARIO dance flooring is also increasingly being used as event flooring at trade fairs. This is because the prices of the cheaper dance carpets are only slightly higher than those of event and trade fair floors. The design floors with special effects, for example, are also particularly suitable for this purpose: 

  • the PVC dance floor VARIO COLOUR
  • the PVC dance floor VARIO TRANSPARENT
  • the PVC dance floor VARIO MET 
  • the PVC dance floor VARIO GLANZ 
  • the PVC dance floor VARIO LACK

A soft or elastic floor is particularly important in classical ballet. A PVC dance floor cushions the landing during jumps. You will find floors in different thicknesses in our range:

  • Dance floor VARIO TRANSPARENT with 1.1 mm
  • Dance floor VARIO MET and dance floor VARIO COLOUR with 1.2 mm
  • Dance floor VARIO LACK with 1.5 mm
  • Dance floor VARIO GLANZ with 2.0 mm
  • Dance floor VARIO ALLROUND with 3.65 mm

A suitable dance floor underlay, such as the 4.5 mm thick VARIO ELASTIK dance floor underlay made of 90% PVC and 10% polyester with a surface weight of 880 g/m², offers additional increased step elasticity. 

An important aspect of the PVC dance floor or dance carpet is its high inherent weight, as this allows it to adapt perfectly to any floor:

  • Dance floor VARIO GLANZ and GLANZ MET with 1300 g/m²
  • Dance floor VARIO TRANSPARENT with 1350 g/m²
  • Dance floor VARIO MET, design floor VARIO PRINT and dance floor VARIO COLOUR with 1600 g/m²
  • VARIO LACK dance floor with 1900 g/m²
  • VARIO ALLROUND dance floor with 2600 g/m²

Dance floors on tour: mobile dance floors for the big performance

Transportable dance floors are not only the ideal solution for dance events in the form of mobile dance floors. Dance carpets are also very suitable - not least as a non-slip floor covering for catwalks or open-air stages. In addition, dance carpets are an excellent alternative for smaller dance schools or for the independent dance scene, as they are inexpensive. In any case, mobile dance carpets are the ideal tour companion as they are easy to transport and reuse.

A dance floor can also be visually impressive and create additional effects. Especially at dance tournaments, dance competitions or ballet performances, the stage floor should match the stage design and complement the decorative elements in a visually appealing way. 

As a rule, mobile dance floors are made of various plastic and rubber materials. These dance floors have different surface textures, but they generally do not dampen quite as well. If this aspect is important to you when buying a dance floor, you should choose a version with a shock-absorbing sprung floor.

Sprung floor: surface-elastic and joint-friendly!

The different types of dancing require not only different floor coverings (dance floor, dance floor), but also a suitable, shock-absorbing underlay (sprung floor). This is because dance shoes alone generally do not have sufficient shock-absorbing properties. The dancer's muscles and joints can only be protected from injury if the forces generated during a landing are sufficiently cushioned. 

A sprung floor is a dance floor that gives way under load. Their vibrating substructure significantly reduces the risk of injury to dancers.

A distinction is made between the following sprung floors:

Surface elastic sprung floors

Surface-elastic sprung floors that yield over a large area under load. They are usually made of wooden slats laid double or crosswise on top of each other (the sprung beams) or underlays made of elastically deformable plastic such as rubber or elastomer pads. Above this is a flat load distribution layer and/or a blind floor with a board spacing of 50 to 70 mm and a load distribution plate screwed to it. The wear layer can be either a PVC dance floor or a wooden floor covering. If parquet is used as the wear layer, this is referred to as sprung parquet. Resilient sprung floors are particularly suitable for absorbing heavier impacts.

Point-elastic sprung floors

Point-elastic sprung floors have a simpler structure and usually consist of a layer of foam. Above this is a flat load distribution layer and/or a dummy floor that carries a resilient plastic floor covering. When a load is applied by dancing, a so-called deformation depression is created, which, however, is hardly larger than the load-bearing object.

Mixed-elastic and combined-elastic sprung floors (in accordance with DIN 18032)

Mixed-elastic and combined-elastic sprung floors combine the advantages of area-elastic and point-elastic dance floors. They are a good compromise because the protective function of the sprung floor - shock absorption - depends largely on the weight of the dancer. In contrast to their usually heavier male colleagues, light female dancers do not have the mass required to benefit from the optimum shock absorption of conventional area-elastic sprung floors, even when landing from high jumps. In this respect, area-elastic sprung floors are only suitable for lightweight dancers to a limited extent. However, mixed-elastic floors provide sufficient shock absorption for all dancers. The usual deformation depression in the dance floor during landings remains small. The so-called counter-vibrations, which place additional strain on the movement system, are thus reduced.