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Puff also carries the SICO®
Starlight
II outdoor dance loor in various
colors including cherry rose (its
" workhorse " dance loor), white and
black. For staging he primarily uses
the Bil-Jax Multi-Stage, describing the
potential conigurations as " endless. "
Bil-Jax offers three looring and
staging options for the tent and event
industry: the ST8100, a steel staging
system (the aforementioned MultiStage)
with 4-by-4-foot gray-painted
plywood decks; the AS2100, an
aluminum staging system with 4-by-4foot
or 4-by-8-foot HDPE decks, snap-in
legs and guardrails; and the TF2100,
an engineered tent looring system.
Designed to integrate with clearspans,
it is able to accommodate challenging
terrains at any elevation.
Flooring products from Palmer Snyder
include the EventXpress™ Seamless
Portable Dance Floor and the Groove
Semi-Permanent Outdoor Flooring.
The EventXpress Seamless comes in
3-by-3-foot, 3-by-4-foot or 4-by-4-foot
sections, in 11 different colors, with
camlock connections and can be installed
outdoors (there is also the EventXpress
Acrylic Portable Dance Floor for inside
use only). The Groove is available in
4-by-8-foot and 4-by-4-foot sheets. It can
cover an entire tent loor and remain in
place for extended time periods.
Something many smaller rental
shops aren't aware of is the need for
sublooring, says Cerasi, and Puff
carries plastic and plywood sublooring.
Although unnecessary when the loor is
laid down on concrete or asphalt, if the
tent looring is elevated, or if the facility
has a solid loor, it can be a good idea if
the loor is going down on top of grass
or gravel (especially under a dance loor
to keep it stable) and to help prevent
water intrusion onto the loor from rain.
Any type of sublooring can be installed
under any kind of inished loor.
Groove Semi-Permanent
Outdoor Flooring can
provide walkways and
paths over less-than
smooth terrain, creating
an attractive entrance to
this wedding event while
sparing guests and their
wedding fi nery from dirt.
The Groove panels are
designed for strength and
speedy install, requiring
minimal labor. Photo
courtesy of Palmer Snyder
Furniture Co.
MUST-ASK QUESTIONS
M
osing the right questions to
fl ooring/staging manufacturers
can help ensure a better outcome
for rental companies. For dance
fl ooring, Kevin Lococo, rental
market sales director for Palmer
Snyder Furniture Co. (Mequon,
Wis.) suggests asking about:
* Where the product is made. U.S.made
products are less prone to
supply chain disruptions and the
transportation costs can be lower.
P
* If it can be used outside
or only indoors.
* How the panels hold together.
" Camlocks are a must, " he says.
" We recommend smooth locks
as opposed to crank locks.
They'll secure more tightly
and reliably than others. "
* Assembly time, critical in the face
of labor shortages. " Ask them how
long it takes with two experienced
employees, " he advises.
* If the order can be added to later
on. This is important since some
companies may need to start with
a smaller initial purchase but will
want to add more in the future.
* Cleaning requirements.
* Durability and longevity.
* ROI. " What should the rate
be? While this varies by
region, this can help establish
where you should be in your
market, " Lococo explains.
* For staging, in addition to the
standard questions about quality,
pricing, durability, ROI, etc., Krystle
Agler, marketing manager for
Bil-Jax® Inc. (Archbold, Ohio),
suggests inquiring about:
* The types of activities the
staging will accommodate.
* The weight it can hold and
how high it can go.
* The amount of bracing needed and
when guardrails must be added.
* If it can be assembled outside.
* How the different tiers
are connected.
* Accessories available, such
as adjustable legs, stairs,
guardrails or ramps.
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