Creating a Dance Floor


Creating a Dance Floor: How to build a dance floor for your party.

In the picture below you can see the finished dance floor. It took me about 3 days to make it by myself, but I had some help finishing it in time for the party. I used 2 x 4s and 2 x 6s laid on top of a plywood base. I would recommend using 3/4″ plywood instead of 1/2″, because it seems pretty flimsy. You may also want to use an adhesive to make sure it doesn’t move or flex when people are dancing on it. Over all this was a great project that cost me around $150 (mostly due to buying too much wood) and took me about 8 hours of labor over 3 days (I work slowly).

The frame for our dance floor was simple enough, we used six 2 x 4s laid out in a four foot grid with one in the center, making a total of 25 four foot by eight foot “panels.” We wanted the frame to be as light as possible and portible, so we built it out of two by fours and screwed them together with drywall screws. The frame is very sturdy though; I jumped up and down on each panel and they did not move

Get a quote for rental. Call your local rental place and ask for a quote on renting a dance floor. A size 16 x 16 is good for about 25 to 30 guests, 20 x 20 is good for 50 guests, and if you’re looking to have a huge party of 100 or more then you’ll want to go with the 24 x 24 dance floor.

Buy the supplies. If you decide it’s cheaper to buy the dance floor then you’ll need the following things: 4×8 sheets of plywood, 1×3 8 foot long boards and a hammer and nails, or screws, or a screw gun. You can also use an air nailer if you have one available.

Lay out the baseline. Lay down your plywood sheets to create the base of your dance floor. If it’s possible, try to set them up on some blocks so that air can flow underneath and keep the wood dry when rain falls on it.

Set up the frame. Cut your 1x3s into four equal pieces. Using your hammer or nail gun, nail a 1×3 piece between each corner of two plywood sheets; this will create a frame around your plywood sheets so that when you lay down your flooring you will have something

This step by step tutorial will guide you through constructing a dance floor for your outdoor wedding or next backyard party. This versatile dance floor can also be used for outdoor saturdays, graduation parties and even as a tent flooring over grass. This is an intermediate project and requires some carpentry skills.

Once the wood was cut to size, I moved it all into my backyard where I assembled it. This was done by laying down the first piece of plywood then securing it with wood screws. Then add another sheet of plywood on top and secure it with more wood screws. I did this until I had four pieces of plywood stacked up on top of each other to make a 2’x4′ section of the dance floor.

After all the plywood sections were secured together, I applied a layer of polyurethane to seal and protect the surface. While polyurethane takes many hours to dry, you’ll be able to use your dance floor in as little as 24 hours.

Our mission is to help people get on the dance floor. We do this by teaching our readers how to build their own dance floor, and by reviewing the best portable dance floors available.

Whether you call it a portable dance floor or a modular dance floor, they all refer to the same thing. They are most commonly used at weddings, where they provide a platform for guests to hit the dance floor.

Constructed of interlocking panels, they can be assembled anywhere, with no tools required! You simply snap them together and lay down some plywood or other flooring material to create your own custom-sized dance floor.

Some things you may want to consider when shopping for your portable dance floor include:

Size – How big should your portable dance floor be?

Color – What color would you rather have? Black or oak?

Warranty – Will the manufacturer warranty their product?

Regardless of the type of party you’re throwing, a dance floor is always a welcome addition. The size of the dance floor will differ based on the number of guests. However, the overall rule of thumb is that you need to provide at least 3 to 4 square feet per person.

Most people associate dance floors with formal events such as weddings and proms. But dance floors are also great for any informal event from birthday parties to holiday gatherings.

The steps below will teach you how to build your own dance floor using 2 x 2’s and sheets of plywood. While this does take some advanced planning and construction experience, it can be done relatively inexpensively and will make for a great addition to your next party or event.

I’ve been to a few weddings in my time, and I’ve seen lots of different dance-floor configurations. However, this is my first time setting up one of these temporary dance floors. Here’s how we did it.

This step by step tutorial will show you how to build a dance floor using 2 x 2’s and sheets of plywood. So, anyone out there have experience building a floating wood plank floor? We’re looking to create one on a small budget.

I would assume that your floor joists are 16″ apart (measure from center of one joist to the center of the next). You may want to consider using some 3/4″ t&g plywood as well. I think this may be cheaper than buying premade dance floor panels. If you use plywood, you can probably get away with 5/8″ thickness, but if you go with OSB, I’d recommend 3/4″.

If I’m not mistaken, the standard floor tile is 18″x18″. To make things easy, I would snap some lines across your joists at 16″ intervals (since 2’x2’=16″). This will give you a grid that should help align your tiles.


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