pennsicdance: Dance Floor Maintenance - Quick questions
john.white at drexel.edu
Thu Jun 26 07:45:20 PDT 2008
> From: David Learmonth
> Admittedly that sort of thing is small, so I could get it when I get
> there. The plywood is the most critical.
I was there for the initial build of the dance floor, and I remember
that the flooring itself is actually subflooring, rather than another
grade of plywood. This was done initially, I believe, because they
were putting together the bulk of the floor and subflooring is less
expensive than regular plywood, while being just as strong (and perhaps
being tongue and groove automatically - i.e. not requiring extra
As I recall, the main drawback was that its definitely a rough surface
to paint any detail on - not even masking tape made it easier to get
lines because the tape just couldn't be secured well enough to make a
Now, if the floor is being replaced/upgraded in sections, it might be
cost effective to replace it with a better grade of wood. However,
is designed to be walked on, while regular plywood isn't necessarily,
increasing the cost yet again.
Hopefully someone with the details will chime in - I know that the first
floor wasn't built on a whim or an impulse ...
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