A performance surface is flooring suitable for dance or sport. Performance surfaces are normally laid on top of, or are part of, a sprung floor to produce a complete dance floor or sports floor system.
Dance performance surfaces made of sheet vinyl are also called marley dance floors, dance floors or marley floors. They are called marley type floors because the original manufacturer was Marley Floors Ltd.
Theatres often have a number of roll-out floors with different characteristics to satisfy the requirements of different forms of dance.