What is an
An AirBase is a Gerstung sprung subfloor created 50 years ago for Gymnasts, Athletes, and Dancers. It is a sturdy base that supports the top surface of vinyl or wood. The AirBase consists of a layer of hardwood plywood, supported by Energy Blocks™ that provide both absorbency and resilience to the dancer. The Gerstung Energy Block™ compresses and recovers quickly - better than anything on the market. The result is an even, shock absorbent, resilient floor providing lifting power and safe landings.
The Top Surface, is what the dancers feet touch. Top surfaces are selected according to the type of dance being done in the studio. Most studios use sheet vinyl, known as “Marley” but oiled Dance Maple is very popular.
Lift off and fly ...
Take off and land
Engineered for ultimate performance and safety
Gerstung AirBase Sprung Subfloor Choices
The original Gerstung design that replaced the “basket weave” floor, is a permanent installation that provides a long term safe sprung subfloor. For use with Vinyl top surfaces.
Like the 100 this subfloor is designed to be installed with Gerstung oiled “Dance Maple” top surface during the install.
Permanent/removable installation for busy private studios, schools, colleges and universities. For use with Vinyl top surface. First floor still in use since 1976! See Testimonials.
Permanent installation like the 200, but is designed to accept the Gerstung oiled “Dance Maple” top surface.
Easy-assemble portable touring floor, no tools required. Slide and lock system provides a safe, resilient performing venue with easy set-up, and take-down. For use with Vinyl top surfaces. Can be used with our floor transporters for proper storage, transport, and install.
Our newest portable floor with an oiled “Maple Wood” top surface. Quick assembly for 2 people, with slide lock system-no tools required. Can be used with our floor transporters for easy storage, transport, and install.
Permanent and easy to install for moderate traffic dance studios. Great for private yoga, barre, and fitness studios as well. For use with vinyl top surfaces.
Like the 600, but is installed with Gerstung oiled “Dance Maple” top surface.
Need a softer floor? Custom floors are our specialty!
The World's Easiest-to-Assemble
• The Kirov Ballet
• Peabody Conservatory
• Japan Arts
• The Tbilisi Opera Company in the Republic of Georgia
• The National and World Aerobic Championships
• Stages for touring companies, Broadway, Colleges & High Schools.
The AirBase 300 allows easy-to-set-up panels to drop into place for a perfect fit. Slightly less than 4' x 4' (1.2m x 1.2m), the Quick Set Panels are joined at the seam by a patent-pending interlocking tongue-and-groove system. This AirBase design, with a choice of factory-applied surfaces, is the perfect solution for theaters, hotels, dance studios, stages, and other locations where quick set-ups and take downs are not only necessary, but required. Your choice of borders or ramps will finish off the edges of your new floor. Storage transporters make portability extremely easy and guarantee the correct storage of the panels.
Must be divisible by 4. Top surface is satin finished wood parquet or vinyl (Marley).
1-4 days, all for one flat fee.
$100 make ready fee, no matter of the size. $2 per square foot for the first duration of 1-4 days. No charge if ramps or borders are needed. Vinyl surfaces are $0.50 a square foot.
After initial 4 days, each additional day is billed at 20% of the total base rent.
$1 per mile ($2 for round trip)
Setup, take down, and loading in and taking out: $50/per man hour
Please call for quotes and specific details: 410-337-7070 or 410-215-0066