Product Guide: How to Choose Event Staging, Flooring & Groundcover

By: Marquee Event Rentals

Planning an event from the floor up and wondering what type of flooring you should choose? From artificial turf and carpet to vinyl and wood flooring, there are so many options it can the choice can feel overwhelming. Our Product Guide will help you choose the best flooring option for your event needs.

The right rental flooring enhances the style, comfort, and safety of your event. Groundcover adds a touch of class and helps avoid liability issues caused by slips, trips, and falls.

The best rental flooring or groundcover for any event depends on two main factors: whether the event takes place indoors or outdoors, and the underlying surface. Other considerations include, durability, safety, and guest comfort.

  • Certain types of rental flooring can be installed on uneven surfaces such as grass or sand. That said, choosing a relatively flat site will give you a greater number of flooring and groundcover styles to choose from.
  • For outdoor events where wet weather is a possibility, the right groundcover can prevent your site from turning into a muddy mess
  • Even in areas where precipitation isn’t a concern, it’s a good idea to choose flooring that is somewhat spill and slip-resistant. A water-resistant floor is also easier to keep clean.
  • If you anticipate guests or staff members will spend a great deal of time standing, ask about ergonomic flooring options that can prevent fatigue.

5 of the Most Popular Event Rental Flooring Choices

Artificial Turf - outdoor weddings, garden parties, golfing and other sporting events: Synthetic turf is popular with many of our customers because of its durability, easy installation, and versatility. Artificial turf can be used even if the ground is wet and it can improve the look of an outdoor area where the existing ground is in poor condition. Our artificial turf is available in a variety of colors, not just green!

Carpet - corporate events, industry exhibitions, walkways: Choose carpet for your event rental flooring to provide warmth, or for an event when guests or employees must stand for long periods. Carpet is budget-friendly, durable, and available in a variety of colors.
Vinyl Flooring - dance floors, car shows, corporate or live music events: Our clients love vinyl flooring for its professional look and easy installation. Vinyl is the most attractive and sturdy option for indoor or outdoor event flooring. It holds up well to foot traffic, heavy furniture, and comes in a variety of colors (including a checkerboard for dance floors).
Wood flooring - weddings, dance floors, formal events: Wood creates a warm, natural setting for your event. In addition to being durable, wood flooring adds a touch of class.
Dance Floor - graduations, anniversary parties, weddings, corporate events: If your event includes music, it also needs a dance floor. A dance floor is more than just a stylistic choice. Stable groundcover in your event tent can reduce the risk someone will hurt themselves while dancing on an uneven surface such as asphalt.

Marquee’s indoor/outdoor dance floors can be installed on any wet or dry surface including carpet and concrete. Our dance floor rental options are available in variety of styles to complement any aesthetic. Choose from a classic wood floor, durable acrylic, or whimsical checkerboard in any size or configuration.
Red Carpets, Staging and More: Marquee Event Rentals has one of the largest inventories in the industry. Whether you need to roll out the red carpet (or carpet in just about any other color), create a platform stage, or any other need, let us know. Our goal is to bring your event vision to life.


Contact an event planning expert in Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio for a complimentary consultation. Our friendly staff can help you find the best rental staging, flooring, or groundcover for any event size or budget.