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Harlequin WoodSpring is a permanently installed sprung floor system. It is a modern update of the traditional 'basket weave' construction. It is a counterbatten configuration comprising at least three layers of highly flexible softwood battens, arranged at right angles.

The intermediate layer acts as a spring to the top layer, which is laid at the centre of the span formed by the intermediate layer over the bottom layer. Theoretically the more intermediate layers incorporated in a basket weave floor the more flexible it becomes.

In the Harlequin WoodSpring system, shock absorption and energy return are enhanced by pads attached to the underside of the bottom layer. Onto this structure are installed two layers of flexible panels (typically MDF), which support the Harlequin dance floor.

Harlequin vinyl surface: for all types of dance, but particularly ballet.

Standard product features

General:

  • Finish: Harlequin vinyl performance floor.
  • Top layer: 9 mm moisture-resistant MDF or, optionally, solid hardwood or engineered panels.
  • Top layer: 12 mm Birch Plywood.
  • Lower layers: Triple layer of custom machined southern yellow pine and dual density shock dampening elastomer blocks.
  • Total thickness: 91 mm without the Harlequin performance surface.

Tested in accordance with DIN 18032–2:

  • Shock absorption: 64%.
  • Vertical deformation: 3.3 mm.
  • Area deflection: 14.9%.
  • Rolling load: >1500 N.

Options

Surface layer:

- Cascade:

  • Thickness: 2 mm.
  • Colours: Various colours available, special colours to order.
  • Slip resistant providing an ideal performance surface.
  • Conveys a soft feel of ‘warmth’ to give added confidence to dancers.
  • Heavy duty, durable and special hard wearing floor.
  • Bactericidal to prevent harbouring of germs.

- Fiesta:

  • Thickness: 2 mm.
  • Extra tough and suited to percussive dance.
  • Realistic oak strip patterned surface.

- Marine:

  • Thickness: 2 mm.
  • Colour: Black.
  • Slightly marbled surface to resist scuffing and hide marks.
  • Fire rating: IMO FTP Code part 2 and 5.

- Standfast:

  • Thickness: 2.6 mm.
  • Colours: Black, grey, light grey and dark grey.
  • Slip-resistant surface, ideal as a permanent multi-purpose dance and stage flooring for heavy-duty use.

- Studio:

  • Thickness: 3 mm.
  • Colours: Black, grey, dark grey and white.
  • Slip resistant - rosin unnecessary.
  • Durable and special hard wearing floor.
  • Black or grey matt finish avoids unwanted reflections from stage lighting.
  • Bactericidal to prevent harbouring of germs.
  • Cushioned foam backing protects against hard floors, reduces injury risk and cuts down on noise.

Accessories:

  • Single bracket also available in white, metallic or chrome painted to order.
  • Double bracket also available in white, metallic or chrome painted to order.
  • Wall mounted brackets available with custom bracket designs to order.
  • Under window wall mounted bracket available to custom design.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
20-55-75/165 Resilient sheet flooring system

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Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc)

Tel:

+44 (0)1892 514888

Product reference

WoodSpring basket weave floating sprung dance floor with vinyl performance surface

Surface layer

[Cascade]
[Fiesta]
[Marine]
[Standfast]
[Studio]

Colour

[Not required]
[Black]
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Cascade, Marine, Standfast, Studio.
[Grey]
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Cascade, Standfast, Studio.
[Light Grey]
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Cascade only.
[Oak strip effect]
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Fiesta only.
[Royal Grey]
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Standfast only.
[White]
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Cascade only.

Accessories

[Small ballet barre, beech]
[Small ballet barre, aluminium]
[Medium ballet barre, beech]
[Medium ballet barre, aluminium]
[Large ballet barre, aluminium]
[Large ballet barre, beech]
[Single bracket, black]
[Single bracket, grey]
[Double bracket, black]
[Double bracket, grey]
[Ballet barre extension kit, beech]
[Ballet barre extension kit, aluminium]
[Wall mounted bracket, single]
[Wall mounted bracket, double]
[Wall mounted bracket, square]
[Wall mounted bracket, oval]
[Floor mounted bracket, single]
[Floor mounted bracket, double]
[End brackets]
[Ballet barre corner angle sleeve]
[Wooden barre, pine]
[Wooden barre, beech 1.5 m length]
[Wooden barre, beech 2.3 m length]

Manufacturer details

Festival House,
Chapman Way,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, TN2 3EF
Tel +44 (0)1892 514888
Fax +44 (0)1892 514222
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