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important for flooring manufacturers
to understand the capabilities and
limitations of their tent rental business
customers. "Understanding the
vehicles in their fleet, warehouse and
manpower capabilities are critically
important in becoming a credible
flooring or staging partner," Rosan says.
Heavy-duty flooring systems tend
to require two people to handle and
position large panels during installation,
he adds. "Lighter weight systems tend to
be transportable and installable by one
person, which may be useful during busy
times of the year, where staff is at
a premium."
Some newly introduced products
also keep the health and wellness of
the installer in mind. In January, DuraTrac Flooring Ltd., a Kearneysville,
W.V., company that manufactures
event flooring, introduced the Atlys
BEAMM™, a fiber-reinforced polymer
beam to replace the wood beams
that are usually used in lay-down
scaffold flooring applications.

"It supports 150 pounds per square
foot, which is unheard of," says Mark
Cerasi, Dura-Trac's founder and owner,
and requires only an installation of
24 inches on center, instead of the
traditional 12 inches, to achieve the same
results. But what is key for installers,
he says, is that the Atlys BEAMM
weighs 25 pounds, less than half the
weight of an equivalent wood beam.
"People don't think about this often
enough, but when you go lighter, it really
lessens the wear and tear on the bodies
of the people who have to carry and
install these," Cerasi says. "Sometimes
there is more concern for the grass
than the guy carrying the products
across the grass. We really wanted to
lessen the impact on those people."

SOLID INVESTMENT OR OVERKILL?
While great features for efficient
transportation and installation and
a high-end professional look are
important, safety should be the first
consideration for flooring products.

TOP: This event utilized ExpressDeck™ by
Signature Systems Group for a stage and
an ADA-compliant ramp. Photo courtesy
of Signature Systems Group LLC.
LOWER: Everblock® Systems LLC used
its modular building blocks to create tent
wall dividers attached to the EverBase2
tent and event flooring tiles. A dance
floor using EverDance parquet tiles
was installed over the base floor.
Photo courtesy of Everblock
Systems LLC.

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