I am in the process of building a dance floor. Conditions are far from
ideal (non-level concrete floor in a draughty garage without much
headroom), but I am going ahead anyway :) It's just going to be for
personal use, not commercial.
So I want a sprung floor, but I don't have much height available, so I am
looking for an alternative. I have some knee injuries, so it is quite
important to me.
I have looked at some interesting anti-vibration products and I am
currently thinking about Belleville washers (a type of spring), but I feel
really out of my depth and I am not sure how to work out what
load/deflection I want for this application is!
Any suggestions on how to make the floor feel sprung, without using too
much height would be appreciated! I have included the basic details of my
plan below FYI.
Wooden Floor (Oak, Tongue & Groove, 18.9mm thick)
8mm plywood this way
8mm plywood that way
?? Something to make it sprung * ??
?? Leveling *
Moisture Sealing layer
Total Area: 31 Square Metres
Total Height between my head and the lowest part of the ceiling is about
* A grid of structures to provide the springiness. Possibly at every
500mm? Not sure how stiff the oak + plywood will be
It's too expensive to level the concrete. I might level the supports
individually if it works out that way, or use wedges of wood to level etc.