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Event Dance Floor Material and Size Considerations

March 26, 2024

There are a few kinds of event rental products that are often meant to tie the entire room and event together in major ways, and one of the best single examples for many events here is the dance floor. If you’re considering a dance floor for any upcoming event, which material options are available to you, and how should you be considering them in terms of size and related spatial needs?

At In The Event, we offer a huge range of event rental products and services to clients throwing any event around Utah, including LED dance floor rentals and many related areas like lighting rentals, audio equipment rentals and more. Here’s a look at some of the top material and style options we provide to clients in need of a dance floor or similar area at their event, plus some basic considerations when it comes to dance floor size and related elements.

Specific Dance Floors

For events where dance floors will be a central part of things, there are numerous specific dance floors designed directly for this purpose. Our LED dance floor rentals, for instance, are produced to be durable and long-lasting, plus offer programmable lighting options that allow you to customize the colors and patterns displayed on the floor itself.

These floors can add a unique touch of elegance or energy to any event, making them popular choices for weddings, galas, corporate events and more. They can be personalized to match a specific theme or color scheme, and are designed to be both functional for dancers and visually appealing for guests.

Roll-Out Dance Floors

Another solid and common option in terms of dance floors, particularly for events with a more limited budget, is the roll-out dance floor. As the name suggests, this is a floor that can be literally rolled out onto any surface to create a flat and even dancing area.

These floors are often available in various sizes to accommodate different event spaces, and may come in materials like vinyl or laminate. They can be a great way to add a touch of elegance or formality to an event, while still leaving room in the budget for additional event rental needs.

At In The Event, our Marlee flooring is a popular roll-out dance floor option. It’s highly durable and comes in both matte black and matte white finishes, offering versatility for any event.


While they may not be the first choice for events that are directly themed around a dance floor, traditional carpets can actually be an excellent option for events with a more subtle or understated dance element. These are often used in hotels or other venues where there’s already carpeting present, making them a natural fit.

If you opt for a standard carpet as your dance floor, you’ll want to make sure it has a slip-resistant backing and that it’s large enough to accommodate all your dancers. You may also consider adding some lighting or other decor elements to enhance the dance floor and make it stand out.

Size Considerations

One of the key considerations when choosing a dance floor rental is size. The general rule of thumb is that for every 50 guests, you’ll want about 200 square feet of dance floor space. This can vary depending on the type of event and the amount of dancing expected, but it’s a good starting point.

In addition to accommodating your guests, you’ll also want to consider any additional items like a DJ booth or band stage that may take up space on the dance floor. It’s important to leave enough room for these elements while still providing ample space for guests to dance comfortably.

Furthermore, you’ll want to consider the layout of your event space and how the dance floor will fit in. You may need to adjust the size or orientation of your dance floor rental based on any obstacles or features in the room.

No matter what type of event you’re planning, a dance floor can be an important element that brings people together and creates a memorable experience. Consider the various material options and sizes available when choosing your rental, and don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional event rental company for guidance and assistance in making the best choice for your specific event needs. Keep in mind that dance floors are not just limited to traditional events – they can also be a fun addition to non-traditional events like corporate team building activities or themed parties.

At In The Event, we are dedicated to providing top-quality event rental products and services to help make any event a success. Contact us today to learn more about our dance floor and other event rental options, or about our event planners and how they assist clients around Utah on a regular basis.

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