These are the results of the men's floor competition, one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
|Men's floor exercise|
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
The gymnastics format continued to use the aggregation format, mostly following the scoring tweaks made in 1952. Each nation entered either a team of six gymnasts or up to three individual gymnasts. All entrants in the gymnastics competitions performed both a compulsory exercise and a voluntary exercise for each apparatus. The 2 exercise scores were summed to give an apparatus total. No separate finals were contested.
Exercise scores ranged from 0 to 10 and apparatus scores from 0 to 20.