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« on: August 28, 2009, 11:58:52 PM »

Stagekat made an interesting observation on Facebook: she says she can tell that the floor at her studio changes with the weather.  I don't think I've ever observed that at any studio I've danced at.  Anyone else ever notice this?
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 12:30:17 AM »

I haven't, but maybe it could be because people walk on it in wet shoes in winter?
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 02:04:39 AM »

depends on the floor but it could be possible as L said, damp from shoes but also the damp coming up through the floor board... and of course it drying out in the warmer weather
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 08:36:49 AM »

Ours definitely does - it dries out in the winter and the cracks become worse.  It then warps in the summer Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 09:36:49 AM »

unfortunately I think the owners of some of these venues don't understand the important of maintenance. It cost money but if they did they were find they had less repairs in the long run.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 09:46:24 AM »

Ours definitely does - it dries out in the winter and the cracks become worse.  It then warps in the summer Undecided

Sounds like the 401!   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 10:13:32 AM »

Hmmm.  Now there's a dance floor long enough for us to do a side of quickstep...
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 12:05:12 PM »

Yes, I can feel the change in weather on most floors. It is clearer here in the US as they don’t treat the floor the same way they do in Europe. The weather had to be really extreme for me to feel the difference in Europe and for the most part in never was. 

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 12:22:22 PM »

I think we get more extremes of heat and humidity here DSV - maybe thats why. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 07:20:28 PM »

I think we get more extremes of heat and humidity here DSV - maybe thats why. 

I also think the floors here are not treated the way floors are there. I am yet to find a floor that feels as wonderful as they do in Europe.

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2009, 07:36:05 PM »

maybe they have better wood?
Actually it would be interesting to hear how they build them
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 07:45:54 PM »

maybe they have better wood?
Actually it would be interesting to hear how they build them

First of all they use real wood and not the artificial or engineered stuff. They also would never dream of putting polyurethane (plastic) on the floor. So we dance on real raw wood.

I have been trying for 6 month now to get raw (unfinished) wood floors for my house. They look at me like I am crazy. I have finally found a place that is wiling to do it. So I guess I will have a real dance floor in my house.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2009, 10:15:55 PM »

the best floors here are real wood and do not have varnish.  But I am not sure if they do very well in the himidity cycle...
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2009, 10:30:07 PM »

What do they treat or use on the floor?
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2009, 11:57:09 PM »

the best floors here are real wood and do not have varnish.  But I am not sure if they do very well in the himidity cycle...

They definitely don't where I live!  If you don't treat them, you'll have mold and cracking.  The floor at our studio appears to be finished with a light water-based urethane -- I'll have to ask.
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