Harlequin Floors has established itself as the world’s leading producer of dance floors since its establishment. Numerous stages across the world count on their use. The company will be represented as an exhibitor at Prolight + Sound 2017. We spoke with Dirk Rüter from Harlequin Floors about the challenges in this field.
1. Which hurdles have to be overcome when laying floors for events?
The flooring underneath is almost always decisive – if it’s smooth and level, then there is generally no problem putting a dancefloor directly on top of it. Things get interesting when a sprung floor should be used in the stage area and the podiums have to be used to lower the level of the floor.
2. What makes your products stand out from those of other companies?
Harlequin Floors offers sprung floor and dance surfaces that have been developed in close cooperation with dances and dance physicians. This close cooperation with our clients and the knowledge of the needs of dancers has made Harlequin Floors one of the few specialists for flooring in the field of dance.
3. How many times have you been at Prolight + Sound?
This is Harlequin Floors’ second time at Prolight + Sound. Ist profile has changed greatly over the past few years – from a specialized trade fair for lighting and sound to a fundamentally more broad-based fair for the entire event and entertaining industry. The success marking our presence last year convinced us that Prolight + Sound is also an effective platform for presentation and sales for specialized service providers.
4. Looking forward to Prolight + Sound 2017: can you offer the visitors a hint of what they can expect?
In addition to our products in the area of dance floors, we have also started to expand our offerings to include flooring for events and occasions. We will present these new offerings at Prolight + Sound. This includes our gold and silver shiny coverings, as well as floor covering that corresponds to the standard gray of projection screens, which means projections can be seamlessly transferred from the wall to the floor.