WHAT IS A SPRUNG FLOOR?
“Sprung Flooring” is an industry term for flooring suspended upward from a concrete, wood, or steel substrate – installed to lessen and/or eliminate dancer or instructor injury.
WHY ARE L’AIR FLOORS “ENGINEERED”?
Unlike many other sprung floor companies that offer “copies of copies”, L’AIR started by engineering new designs that were based on actual industry research and testing – using the least, most environmental friendly materials to create the most durable, consistent sprung flooring available.
AREN’T ALL SPRUNG FLOORS ALIKE?
No. Only L’AIR suspended sprung flooring has considered all aspects of dance industry criteria including accurate and consistent suspension, low profile, durability and longevity – a result of engineering instead of copying other company’s designs. Also, L’AIR flooring is the only suspended sprung flooring that has been acoustically tested, with ratings for quiet use in both ground and upper level installations.
WHO NEEDS A SPRUNG FLOOR?
Any theatre or performance venue that includes dance, athletics, and any studio that instructs dance and exercise.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SPRUNG FLOOR?
The benefits are multiple: lessening or eliminating short and long-term injury, safety and comfort for students, professionals and instructors.
DOES L’AIR OFFER DESIGN ASSISTANCE?
Yes. In fact, where design and/or performance requirements are untypical, L’AIR always recommends a thorough consultation during the early design stages to offer expert advice at the right time.
CAN I PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM L’AIR
Yes. You’re dealing directly with the manufacturer for sales, shipping and support – you’re connecting with the experts – you’re getting the best product at the best price.
WHAT DO I NEED TO OBTAIN A PRICING QUOTE?
STUDIOS: A scaled floorplan inclusive of wall to wall dimensions and doorway placements and sizes.
THEATRES: A scaled floorplan with upstage/downstage dimensions, that provide area to be covered with sprung flooring and transition ramps.
WHAT’S THE SHIPPING LEAD TIME FROM THE TIME OF ORDER?
Lead time ranges from 14 days to 45 days, depending on sprung flooring model. Dance vinyl lead time is 7 days.
WHAT’S THE WARRANTY ON L’AIR FLOORING PRODUCTS?
Three year manufacturer’s warranty against defects for all sprung flooring products. Five years manufacturer’s warranty against defects for all dance vinyl products.
WHAT TYPE OF SURFACES CAN SPRUNG FLOOR BE INSTALLED ON?
STUDIOS: Any solid substrate that adheres to ASTM standards for load bearing, smoothness, and elevation consistency.
THEATRES: Most all theatre and performance venue substrates
DO I NEED A VAPOR BARRIER?
Vapor barrier is required unless installing onto concrete with VCT tile installed AND if the substrate is currently within ASTM standards for installation of flooring.
HOW DOES MOISTURE AFFECT MY NEW SPRUNG FLOOR?
Any flooring and any type that is based on wood materials, is negatively affected by moisture. Sprung flooring should only be installed into HVAC climate controlled venues.
WHAT TYPES OF PERFORMANCE SURFACES CAN BE INSTALLED OVER MY SPRUNG FLOOR?
L’AIR professional dance vinyl is recommended for installation onto our sprung flooring. However, any type of additional covering or flooring such as hardwood, carpet or tile can be installed onto L’AIR sprung flooring systems.
DOES L’AIR OFFER INSTALLATION ASSISTANCE?
Detailed instructions are included with every order and installers are available by direct phone and email.