I have been practicing during the pandemic on a dyi dancefloor. More than once I nearly slipped and crashed. It was also anything but portable, and I was stuck in the basement storage room. Now I am upstairs in my bedroom! It easily slides under my bed when I'm not dancing. The sound is lovely, and my family comments on how they like hearing me and can tell I'm improving. As winter rolls in again in the Midwest, and the pandemic continues, the portable tap floor will be my saving grace.
Love, love, love my new tap board. Perfect size for me to practice. Easy to move. Protects hardwood floor. Nice birch wood, great sound.
Hi Terrance!! I am so enjoying my new tap floor! After many years of wanting to learn to dance (I'm 63) I decided to go for it. My daughter bought me a cutting board at a major retail outlet, so I started using it as my dance floor. Then my husband went online and found your site, designed the floor himself and had it sent to me. He purchased the birch with the shiny finish and gray backing. I am using the free lessons that come with the floor, along with YouTube video's of other styles of dancing: Irish, flat foot, and buck dancing to name a few. I now have fun outlet to not only learn to dance but also a great work out (I get really sweaty in just a few minutes.) Last week I did a lesson at my preschool about learning tap and they loved it and clapped when I was done. Thanks for a fun, educational, and body strengthening product!
I did not anticipate that the staples that adhere the pad cover to the board would be visible, which was a bit of a disappointment. I also expected that the wood would be finished rather than rough and splintered. I plan to finish it myself and to find a way to hide the visible staples, since I gave this as a gift and was let down by the presentation. I'm hopeful that my sister will be pleased with the results after I fix the floor, but wish she were able to use it right away instead of having to wait.
One of the best purchases I've ever made! The board itself is beautiful, and it's provided me with such a fun way to practice tap from the comfort of my home. Thanks for a wonderful product!
My daughter LOVES the her new board! This is her favorite board she has had by far. The sound is absolutely wonderful as well. Thank you for making a quality product.
Granddaughter loved her Christmas gift, The Portable Tap floor.
The board isn't huge, but it's amazing what you can do on it. The resonance is perfect. And it slides conveniently under my couch!
Sounds so nice!!!! I love it so much.
Beautiful wood, quality and sound...so happy with this purchase❤
I am unable to write a review at this time. It is a Christmas gift for my daughter. I know she will love it as my niece has it and she loves it. My daughter saw hers and wanted it. Looking forward to her opening it Christmas morning.
I'm SO happy with my portable tap board! It makes a perfect sound, and it's just the right size to take to and from the private lessons I teach. My mom even said if this had been a possibility when I was younger she definitely would have bought it for me to practice with outside of class. Thank you for making this a possibility, I wouldn't hesitate you recommend to anyone!
Ordering was easy and it came so FAST. I like my new floor. Great for practice.
Love the floor! It’s sturdy and has great sound.
Sounds amazing, you can hear every tap! Absorbs the hops and my legs feel better. Love it!!
Wonderful, easy ordering and shipping experience. Exactly as promised, showed up on time, durable but light enough to be portable. And it really does fit under the couch.
The tap floor is excellent. It enables me to practice tapping at home in any room and on any surface. Until we can get back to our group tapping sessions, I can keep my shuffles as crisp as possible. We are a group of septuagenarians and it's important to keep in shape.
Love my birch tap floor! High quality, excellent sound, plenty of room to tap. It arrived quickly and in perfect shape. I recommend this product.
It’s perfec! It sits solidly on the floor and does not slip. It is light and very portable. The sound is crisp. Dance has been a life long passion of mine but tap is new for me. As an older dancer I appreciate the thick foam that absorbs shock and protects my joints. I was impressed with the prompt and courteous response I received from Terrance when I contacted him with a question. Shipping was prompt and communication excellent. Thank you Terrance for such a great product and service!
I loved tapping on it; however I'm a senior citizen tapper and hadn't tapped for a few months. I kicked it up a notch and blew out my knee. I will heal and be back on my tap floor as soon as my sprain heals. Outside of that I love it.... Love the sound.
This is our third purchase for our busy household of tappers! Great!
It is perfect... I got the birch one and love the sound. Size is great because it is so easy to move around and store. I am really glad I opted for one solid board, and not some of the dance flooring I saw on line that comes in pieces. Overall, I am VERY happy with my purchase!
Loving this floor! It was a gift for my mom’s birthday and we are both getting back into tapping now. Excellent sound quality, not too heavy and great shock absorption. Loving the lessons too. Thank you!!
My daughter loves it. She does tap classes at least 2 times per week and she is intermediate to advanced, she has it for 3 weeks and it holds and sounds great. Great purchase. I can send videos as well so you can hear the sound.
I really love this tap board! It is very portable but still sturdy and easy to tap on. Sound great too!
This is a wonderful birch floor . Fantastic sound . Good size . Lots of fun
Really nice tap surface. I use it all the time! Thank you.
The portable tap board came in the advertised time frame and has worked great! It's comfortable to dance on and has worked amazingly for my online tap class.
The sound is super and it easy to store against the wall. Nice sprung floor. I do teach dance & have had to do a great deal of virtual classes. I just wish it was a little bigger and had a handle.
I love tapping even though I have limited mobility and this floor is perfect and has great sound! I’m so glad I bought the birch floor
It’s a great floor for practice. Stores easily and the videos are great to keep you motivated.
Why didn't I get one of these sooner! And yes, it is lightweight making it so practical. I'm loving it.
Getting out my tap shoes and tapping again has added excitement to my Covid-19 “stay safe at home”. I couldn’t do it with out the tap board.
I wish that it were just a little bigger. It's a little slippery, but it feels like over time it will be less so. However, it is significantly better then tapping on the laminate flooring I have at home.
I love my tap board and really happy to be supporting black owned business. It's a great size, and easy for me to bring in and out when I want to use it. Love that it doubles as a mat.
Frustrated by not being able to dance in the studio during quarantine, I wanted a portable tap board. This one meets all my criteria. The finished birch floor is beautiful and a dream to dance on (a little bit of slipperiness at first, but it's soon broken in). The sound is amazing! The board is a manageable weight and size for one person to move it. The Portable Tap Dance Floor delivers on its promises. Thank you, Terrance.
Wonderful floor! I drag it around to different rooms in the house, for different views! Great fun, love it!
Now that my daughter is taking lessons via Zoom, we needed a tap floor that was easy to store (under our sofa) and move to any room. I was so excited when I found this tap floor; created by someone who actually taps and understands what a performer needs. The birch wood and finish provides a great sound and the size and weight makes it easy to carry. Highly recommend!
I really love this tap floor! I'm new in learning how to tap dance and have wanted to learn since I was very young. I bought the OSB board and unfortunately, where I live, I have to put a cloth covering on the board so it isn't very loud. I've watched many beginner videos and am very anxious to learn. I can't practice as much as I would like. The board is still slippery but Terrence reassured me that in time that will diminish. With new tap shoes and a new board, I can't do some of the practice steps because of how slippery the board is. I enjoy learning how to tap dance and hopefully in time I'll be good at it. The OSB board is well made and not that heavy to transport; however I wish it did have a couple of handles on it.
The only thing I don’t like about this floor is that if I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing I fall off of it but I pay attention to the best of my ability and I love it.
Love this board!
Nice sound quality! Easy to store/use. Great customer service and support.
I love this board! I have the OSB and the sound is great, not muffled. The length gives me enough space to do some bigger moves. It is easy to pick up and slide against the wall when I am done. The surface is not too sticky and not too slippery. I like that my knees feel safer using this board because of the couple inches of padding under the wood. I sweep after, because small fragments flake off of it, but it’s not a big deal at all. It is a little loud, so if your apartment has thin walls that might be something to consider. I researched a bunch of tap mats/boards online, and I’m so happy I chose this one because of the sound, size, and knee protection. And Terrence has tap class videos to boot! Thank you!
Thinking of buying another so I have more space
What do you recommend to keep the board clean? Its got scuff marks and I'd like to see what I can do to maintain the lovely original color and sound. Mr. Clean magic eraser?
I love my portable tap floor. It sounds great, stores away under my futon easily, and has an awesome bottom side that can be used as a mat to stretch on. Mostly I love being able to tap dance in my apartment with this, it brings me much joy.
I used my tap board last night for the first time in a class. The only draw back which is my problem not the board is trying to stay in the middle. I did hit the end of the board where the material is and caught my foot on it for a sec. I have two knee replacements and this board is very kind to my new knees!
Hi Terrence---I'm 73 and had been a widow only a year and a half when the pandemic upended everything--again. Up until then I'd been taking Zumba dance classes three times a week for exercise and companionship. That all went out the window. So, 30+ years after my last adult tap lessons, I dusted off my tap shoes and found your company online. I love your portable floor! I'd been using a decrepit plywood board for my practice and it's been great to finally hear my taps sounding good instead of dull (or non existent.) And the cushioning really makes a difference. I enjoy your tap lessons too. You're a great teacher and I look forward to learning as much as I can. I'm so glad I found you! Thanks!
I absolutely LOVE my board! It is exactly what I needed to be able to maintain tap on my own time. The sound is excellent, and I am able to slide stylistically on the floor without feeling off-balance by any means. I appreciate Terrance for not only delving into this niche of safe, personalized tap floors, but I also am grateful that he stayed on the phone with me to answer every question I had about the boards with respect to durability, sound quality, and more. THANK YOU – I AM HAPPY!
Super amazing! Has great acoustics, low slip
It is a lot bigger than I expected. Very good for practicing and relearning skills that I have forgotten. Good sound and easy on the knees when you are tapping because it has a little give to it. A bit heavier than I expected but not impossible for me to carry by myself. I store it behind my bedroom door and can easily pull it out and set it up in front of my computer so I can watch and learn.
I love my new tap board! It is light enough to carry up or down my stairs and I love, love , love the sound! The 3x4 feet size is great for my shuffles to the side and buffalo steps. So happy with my purchase.
Love love love my new tap floor! SO EXCITED to tap for hours on it AND support a small, private business. It's perfect. THANKS!
It’s great and we love it, but we need another one!! We have two tappers in our house!
This was a gift and the receiver was quite happy with it. Great exercise to exchange while gyms are closed and a lot more fun!
I'm incredibly happy with this tap board. The sound is fantastic, it's relatively lightweight, and it doesn't slip. Customer service has been excellent - all in all, a great experience. Thank you!
I’m a TOTAL NEWBIE, and this portable rap floor is GREAT! Lightweight. High quality. Attractive. LOVE IT!!
Love it! It sounds amazing! Easy to carry. Simple and perfect.
Very high quality and speedy build and delivery. Really happy with my board for tapping wherever I want without wrecking my floors.
I'm a 67 year old intermediate tapper. Weekly tap classes were cancelled due to the pandemic though we have continued via Zoom. It is now too hot to continue in the garage so needed a good tap floor to use in the house under fan and AC. This tap floor works great! Though I wish I had reviewed a little closer before purchase and I would have upgraded to the 'intermediate floor'. The beginner floor is very good but I believe I would have liked the sound more with the upgrade. I am very pleased with this purchase and have recommended the floor to my other tap mates. This was a great purchase and I am really enjoying Terrence's tap videos and workouts as well. All worth the cost!!
It works well for a small space.
I've been taking tap dance lessons for the past 5 years. I began at the spry, young age of 62. The teacher highly recommended a tap dance portable board for practice. I can't believe I waited for 5 years to get a board! This board was well constructed with a beautiful birch and finish. I was concerned that it wouldn't be big enough for the buffalo or the Irish but no worries. The board is the perfect size and weight. Very tap happy with this purchase.
My new purple tap floor sounds great! I can hear every tap, which is improving my technique. It fits nicely under the couch, which helps since I have limited space. I can easily pull it out to dance and put it away when I'm done.
I am 75 years old and have been at home in Florida for 4 months avoiding the Covid. I haven’t been able to go to tap classes and my technique has really gone. With the floor I’ll be able to practice enough that if and when i finally get back to classes I can maybe pick up where i left off. I also use the floor for doing sit-ups and other exercises by turning it over, thanks to your son discovering this possibility. I wish the floor were a bit larger but then it would be too heavy. I will use the size to advantage by making my tapping smaller and closer to the body. Thanks for your innovation. I love tap dance. I have danced my whole life but discovered tap in my fifties. Wish i would have found it earlier. Good luck with your business. Winifred from Florida
I think some extra protection on the corners would be nice because the corners can get banged up during shipping and tear the vinyl. Other than that, I love the floor. It has a great sound and is very comfortable. I am just a beginner, but I can tell it will be used a lot.
Like the size and weight a lot. Still getting used to the feel (and 'drag') of the surface itself.
Great product and arrived quickly! Looks like it will last a long time! I've just started tapping before the shelter in place started and was looking for a dance floor to keep taking lessons online. I got the OSB board, and it is actually pretty loud (at least indoors) in my opinion. It sounds very nice, but I was worried my beginner tapping would disturb the neighbors. Now I throw a thin towel over it while I do drills, and it muffles it perfectly. Can practice for hours that way! The online classes have been really helpful as well.
Great quality. Arrived a day early. Very pleased with it!
I've been taking a beginner's tap dance class with Adult Ed. We used to meet in the evening at the high school. Now that the schools are closed, the class is taught on ZOOM. Since I'm tapping at home, I decided to get the tap floor. In between classes and practice, I put it against the wall. It's lightweight and portable. It has a great sound. I love it!
Great size, works well on carpeted floors, and the sound is fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for a better tap floor.
I use it almost every night and my family are surprised it didn't make to much noise so I didn't bother them. Since my bedroom is very small I just lean it against the wall when I'm not using it. When I tap small pieces of wood sheds off it because I'm tapping on it. I just sweep it up after I'm done using it. So far so good though. :)
I love the floor. I can hear my own taps more clearly than ever before so can hear when I'm not getting all the sounds or not keeping a steady beat. Wish I had had one of these floors years ago. It would have made me a better dancer.
I am a 72 year old beginning tap dancer. I started lessons a few months ago and the C-virus ended lessons so far. I am determined to learn, so I purchased a 3x4 foot sheet of plywood and coated it 3 times, allowing ample drying time between each coat of floor covering, then let it dry a week before using. The first use dented my homemade floor. It was then I looked on line and found PortableTapFloor.com. I ordered my floor and as soon as it arrived. I tried it. It is easy to handle, stays in place when tapping and excellent coating keeps it looking new and polished with no denting, I am very pleased.
I purchased this board for my 17 y.o. daughter. She loves the sound the board makes when she taps on it. She loves everything about the board. She does wish it was a little larger.
I was going to try making my own tap board but I'm so glad I didn't. This portable tap floor is worth the price and it's well made. There's plenty of cushion and I haven't had any pain at all. I've had it about 2 weeks and haven't put it away yet but when I do, it'll easily slide under the bed or couch. Thanks so much for a great product Terrance!
Surprise gift for my wife and she loooooooves it! Also, after years not dancing she is really happy with the accompanying video lessons. Great product, well made, beautiful, and very portable. Very happy customer!
I like it, except its a little too small
It sounds good, feels good, looks good and I've recommended to my tap friends.
I am tapping on my new floor and loving it! It is beautiful ❤️
Rose mary M.
My daughter loves this board. Her tones are rich and clear. She also likes that it is a bit larger than standard tap boards so she has more space to practice.
Love my new tap board!
To start, I was looking for an entrepreneur to create a tap floor for ME...and not something that was mass-produced by a nameless, faceless corporation. So, it was hard not to fall instantly in love with Terrence whose beautiful spirit and quietly-powerful energy literally jumped off the computer screen and won my heart. Then, the great price and free shipping were the final touches to an order that arrived safely within days of my placing it, as promised...even during our quarantine. Now...if I could just DANCE like him, life would be ideal...but, hey, he's even helping me with that and, due to its unique padded design, I can work on it in the privacy of my apartment without disturbing my surrounding neighbors. #ThanksTerrenceTaps
The portable tap floor has been great while I've been out of the studio and taking classes online. It allows me to really hear myself during class and practice. I love how easy it is to move around.
I absolutely love this floor! I chose the birch wood as it said it has better sound, so was willing to pay a bit extra. Well, I’m thrilled I did because the sound is phenomenal! Now I cannot go back to tapping on my hardwood floor, because there is a huge difference. Thank you so much, this was definitely money worth spending!
Even with the current difficult situation around the world, my Tap Floor came in the time it was promised, and arrived in excellent condition. It is as portable as I'd hoped, it is very sturdy and the wood, even unfinished, is in great condition, and most importantly - It sounds AWESOME. Thank you so much for creating this, and getting mine to me promptly! Quarantine seems like a good time to get back into my first love of tap. Thank you again!
Bought for my Grandaugher's zoom tap class, she loves it, the teacher actually noticed it and made positive comments about it.
Fun and great way to have a way to practice at tap dancing at home! Lightweight and portable, so it's easy to move around and can be brought out and put away for each use. Really enjoy using this!
I am so happy with this dance floor! It is comfortable and the sound is great. I’m a tap teacher, so I’m glad that I have my own little studio at home, now!
I purchased a beginner tap floor in purple from you three years ago, and used it often to practice what I learned in the studio. Now that all of my tap classes have moved to Zoom, I'm using a tap floor more often and decided to upgrade to your top of the line model (one of my teachers just bought one and I loved the sound!). I'm so happy with my new dark green tap board! And I gave my purple one to a tap buddy who no longer has to tap on her concrete garage floor, so it continues to be well used.
Great sound, thought it might be too small, but it's perfect. Light weight enough to move when not in use. Great purchase. Awesome sound, easy to move. Just the right size. Great purchase
I got it in a timely manner and works as good as I'd hoped.
I actually ordered a red floor, but this still works! It helps very much to have a surface that is dedicated for practicing. I have very long legs, so perhaps should have ordered a larger floor. That said, the tutorial that y'all sent that shows practicing to perfection on each of the four sides does make the floor so much more useful than I had originally thought it would be. Tap On!
Great product! Good experience with the seller.
Solid construction, feels great and solid. I look forward to spending many hours on it. Thanks!
I am so happy with my floor! It’s very easy to move/transport, sounds great and has already helped me become a better dancer!
Great. Good as advertised.
Granddaughter loved the sound and comfort tap dancing on her board. We think the staples should have been covered with a protective material.
My daughter was thrilled to open up her portable tap floor for Christmas and has been tapping on it non-stop ever since! What a great product! So happy to have found your website!
I love this thing. I got the "advanced" model, even though I am no more than an intermediate dancer. I thought for the price, I could afford to get the best. The sound is great, I love the "give" so you don't hurt your knees. I am getting in much more dance practice, and loving it. Before, I found that I was not able to learn routines satisfactorily just from going to class, but i didn't want to wreck my hardwood floors. This is perfect. My teacher posts videos so I can practice and get more out of class, as well as a great physical workout. I like Terrance's videos too. Thank you!
Absolutely love my new tap board! It sounds awesome, easily portable, supports my joints better than other tap boards!