People often ask about what types of
flooring are safe to install a dancing pole
on. Is it safe to install on carpet?…. Hard
Wood? Laminate? Linoleum? Tile? And on
and on. Buying a pole dancing pole for
your home is an investment in your
health and the last thing you want to do is
invest in an activity that you thought was
going to be fun but ends up damaging the
Damage to the floor is a risk you take
when installing a dance pole in your
home, however, if you buy a good quality
dancing pole and the pole is installed
correctly, damage to the floor is a rare
Good quality dancing poles have a thick
gripping rubber on the bottom of the
base that protects the floor. The only real
damage to the floor you may need to
worry about is the downward pressure
the pole will put on the floor.
Dance poles with stages or bases like
shown in the side picture don’t apply the
same downward pressure as removable
dance poles, hence don’t require rubber.
Stripper poles that are made of poor
quality materials are not only UNSAFE to
dance on, but they DON’T have the good
quality rubber on the base and therefore
the pole may slip out of place while it is
being used causing scratches to the
surface of the floor.
Here are some tips to help you
understand what flooring types are best
for good portable professional grade
dancing pole with quality rubber on the
base (if you are not sure if your pole has
a good base, please read our pole dancing
Tile Floor: Tiles always have the chance of
cracking from the downward pressure of
the pole. One of the main reasons this can
happen is because the mortar bed
underneath the tile was not thick enough,
or supportive enough for the tile. An
uneven or thin mortar bed can leave large
air pockets underneath the tile. If
pressure is placed on the tile when there
is an air pocket in the mortar bed
underneath it, then it may crack.
The quality of the tile also makes a difference.
Porcelain tile is easier to break than solid
granite and other rock types. There is
always a risk of damage to the tile floor
involved, however, a pole can be installed on
a tile floor safely and danced on safely as long
as it is installed correctly. If you don’t know
anything about your tile floor, ask a flooring
specialist, carpenter or your landlord about
Laminate Flooring: This is one of the best
flooring types to install a dancing pole on
and my personal favorite. These floors
are smooth on the surface, durable, and
strong. Laminate flooring typically has a
foam underlay and depending on the
quality of that underlay, the floor can
have a little bit of “give” to it. This is a
nice quality for dancing. When installed
correctly, there should be no visible sign
that portable removable dance pole was
ever installed on the floor.
Hard Wood Flooring: This is sturdier
than a laminate flooring type because
the tongue and groove that hold the
floor together is really nailed, glued,
and just thicker/sturdier all around.
This is a very good quality material for
a pole installation. The smoother the
surface of the wood, the better. When
installed correctly, there should be no
visible sign that the dance pole for
home use was ever installed on the
Linoleum: This is usually glued down on
a very sturdy surface like wood or
concrete. When installed correctly,
there will be should be no visible sign
that the portable spinning dance pole
was ever installed on the floor.
Carpet: There are different types of
carpet. Some have long fibers like
“shag” carpet, some have short fibers
like commercial grade carpet or
Berber, and other carpets are in
between, like a plush type carpet.
You can install a dancing pole on most
carpet type safely; however, depending
on the height of the fiber a portable
spinning dance pole may leave an
indention similar to the way your couch
legs would leave an indention in the
carpet after sitting for awhile. The longer
you leave the dance pole up the more
chances an indention will get left behind.
In addition, if the padding underneath the
carpet is thick, this will increase the chances of
an indention being left behind. If you are
installing on a very short-fibered commercial
grade carpet, then the chances of an indention
left behind are very minimal if none at all. The
other downslope of a dance pole being
installed on carpet is the rug burn. You must be
very conscious while you are dancing so you
don’t rub your knees or other skin surfaces
across the floor too quickly.
Setting up a space at home for your dance
pole is also important for safety. You
want plenty of space so you don’t kick
anything when you swing on the pole.
Also, if you house has different flooring
types where you could choose different
locations, choose a smoother flooring
type to dance on so it will be easier for
your feet to rotate.
Choosing a location for pole dancing poles
in a home or apartment with a sturdy
ceiling structure is also key to a correct
installation. You must install it in a safe
location underneath a ceiling joist, beam, or
other solid and supportive structure.
You may also watch the dancing pole
installation video to further understand
the risks of installing a portable pole
dancing pole in your home.
Also, each dance pole comes with
different manufacture instructions for
installation. It is important that you
install according to the manufacture
instructions. Watching and reading
different home pole dancing pole reviews
will also help you decide on a good pole
for your home. Not all poles can be
installed on the same flooring type.
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