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How Much Should You Pay for a Portable Dance Floor?

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The most important features to look for in commercial dance flooring

Is cost the most important factor to consider when purchasing a portable dance floor for your property? That depends on how you define “cost.”

Here’s the thing. The MityLite Magnattach® Dance Floor is one of the most expensive floors on the market. Yep! We just admitted that. But, before you go… let’s look a little deeper.

This blog will show how cost encompasses more than list price when it comes to purchasing a commercial dance floor.


Because it’s so quick and easy to assembly and disassemble, Magnattach will save you up to 90% in labor costs. The floor will not scratch, dent, or warp, which means you save on maintenance and replacement costs as well.

How to determine total cost in the first 5 years after purchase

Running TotalYear 0Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5

Cost Of Ownership Over 5 Years.

Graph showing Us vs Competition Cost

*Calculations are based on hosting 4 events per month with a 20×20 floor and a $20-hourly labor rate. Estimated cost savings with Magnattach versus a screw-type floor.

Assembly & Disassembly
Maintenance & Replacement

Now let’s take a look at the important features to look for in a portable dance floor.

If you spend just a little time researching online, you’ll quickly see a pattern. All manufacturers talk about the same features.

It looks a little something like this:

  • Assembly
  • Safety
  • Portability
  • Edging
  • Materials
  • Customization options
  • Warranty

How does Magnattach stack up to the competition?

Compare the benefits of Magnattach against our Top Competitor

 Magnattach ComparisonMagnattach Dance FloorCompetitor ComparisonLeading CompetitorWhy It MattersWhy It Matters
AssemblyAssemble & disassemble in 7 minutes or lessAssembly can take 90+ minutesSaves you 50% or more in labor with every use
SafetyPatented triple-lock system keeps panels in place with no moving partsCam-Lock system with self-aligning pins squares the floor panels, but they can move and break apartNo moving parts means no pinch points or trip hazards
Portability4 x 4 square-ft panels weigh 40 lbs & fits 26 panels per cart3 x3 square-ft panels weigh 44 lbs & fits 25 panels per cartMagnattach is 42% lighter & the carts hold 78% more
StorageLoaded cart footprint is 12.5 square ft & holds 416 square ft of flooringLoaded cart footprint is 14 square ft & holds only 225 square ft of flooringMagnattach stores 78 % more flooring at a smaller footprint
SurfaceScratch-resistant Wilsonart® laminateWood parquet panels can scratch & punctureMagnattach maintains a smooth, attractive surface after years of use with no puncture holes to create tripping hazards
EdgingWelded corner edging with no gaps holds panels in place & acts like a rampGaps can occurin corner materials creating a trip hazardOnce the edging snaps into place, Magnattach will hold together no matter what, eliminating risk of injury
MaterialsComposite laminate tops & bottom on aluminum panels with a structural foam coreWood or fiberglass panels with a laminate surface & hardboard coreMagnattach features balanced panels that are more stable to prevent warping
Customization16 finish options
3 edge ramp options
12 finish options
3 trim options
Magnattach features more options & a double-sided panel feature
Warranty5 years3 yearsMagnattach comes with piece of mind & a longer warranty

Take a look at the images below to see a breakdown of the benefits that come with a Magnattach Dance Floor. You’ll see why we love to brag about this product!

Magnattach Callouts
Stell Wedges Lock
Light Weight Foam Core
Neodymium Magents

Tested Durability

We’ve told you Magnattach is the most durable, dependable, safest, and easy to use portable dance floor on the market. But, here’s the thing. We can prove it too!

Our Research & Development Team has put Magnattach through rigorous testing. Check out the details below.

Magnattach Load Test

A Ball Drop Test showed the surface can withstand high impact such as dropping the panels or dropping a chair on the floor.

Magnattach Load Test

A Puncture Test demonstrated the floor can withstand 500 lbs of pressure from a stiletto heel.

Magnattach Load Test

A Scratch Abrasion Test showed the surface will not scratch when dragged over rough carpet or concrete flooring.

Magnattach Load Test

A Bond Test demonstrated the strength of the bond between the panel and frame.

Magnattach Load Test

A Load Cycling Test showed the floor can withstand high impact in the same location with up to 500 lbs of weight without sustaining damage.

Magnattach Load Test

In an Environmental Chamber, the floor was shown to withstand extensive humidity (up to 90%) and extreme temperatures (from -20° to 120°) without warping

We know this is a lot of information to digest. That’s why we’ve created two simplified infographics so you can do a quick comparison between Magnattach and our leading competitor and see a breakdown of the most important features Magnattach has to offer.

Download the Comparison Chart

Download the Magnattach Infographic

Learn more about the Magnattach Dance Floor.

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