WHERE DO I BEGIN?
Most people have little experience in determining what kind of flooring system is best for what you want to do. We at Stagestep are here to help.
To get you started, here are three lists of questions and one list to prioritize your purchasing considerations. By answering these questions and listing your priorities, you are well on your way to selecting the best flooring system for you.
- List all the possible uses you can imagine for the space.
- Prioritize all the uses in order according to importance and frequency of use.
- To find the flooring you need, click here for our Dance Style/Use chart.
CONSIDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES BELOW
- Renting or owning?
- New construction or renovation?
- Long term or short term use?
- Portable, permanent or semi-permanent?
(How long will the new floor be in the space?)
DEFINE THE SPACE
- What kind of floor or slab is currently in the space?
- What is the slab/floor's construction?
- Where is the space (basement, first floor)?
- What is the length and width of the space (in feet or meters)?
- Are there any unusual structures in the space - columns, doors, jog in/outs, radiators, steps, windows, equipment?
- What is the ceiling height?
- What activities will take place on the floor?
- Is the space under supervision while in use?
- Will the space be occasionally used for other activities such as receptions?
- Will equipment be used or placed on the floor?
- Does the flooring system have a means of reducing vibration after impact?
- Can the system be modified easily for special conditions (multi purpose/heavy equipment)?
- Is the surface consistent?
- How do I repair damaged areas without replacing the whole floor?
- What type of maintenance is required?
- Can I take the floor or flooring system with me if I move?
- Availability of Product
- Company Expertise
- Maintenance Program
- Product Support
- Appropriate Surface and Subfloor for Use
- Wear Characteristic
- Non-Slip Characteristic
- Energy Absorption