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such as how many people will be on it
and what they'll be doing, says Agler,
explaining that extra bracing or legs
may be required depending on the
weight load and activity. Height is
another concern since guardrails or
steps might prove necessary. Still, she
adds, the opportunities that come with
staging are worth exploring, since
" every event will have a focal table or
band that will need to be above the
crowd to be seen. " For example, Bil-Jax
stages, adjustable to any height, can
serve as risers for a head table or band,
a tiered choir riser, a speaker platform
or even a wide buffet table.
Site visits are often necessary, something
Lococo advises for large jobs in particular.
" The space where your customer
wants the looring set up may require
extra steps, " he explains. " Rental
companies should be sure to understand
how to set it up best and what costs
may need to be rolled down to the
customer. This will allow a safe setup
while ensuring the company charges the
appropriate rates. "
There are product options aplenty,
which can prove confusing when it comes
to determining what to purchase. A good
way to start is by asking other rental
companies what they're using and what
they do and don't like about it, says Cerasi.
As for calculating how much to
acquire, Cerasi advises looking at
the number and type of installs
customers are requesting, tent sizes
rented, and how many are typically
installed at a given point in time. This is
especially relevant to decisions around
sublooring. If most installs are indoors,
there may be little need for sublooring.
Conversely, more outdoor events could
increase the need, although not every
looring product requires a subloor,
even when installed outdoors.
Lococo says the average-sized dance
loor runs around 20 by 20 feet, ample
enough to accommodate around 75 to
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85 dancers at once, making this suitable
for a wedding of 150 to 250 people.
Puff's looring/staging inventory
breaks down thusly: 960 square
feet of white dance loor, 992 square
feet of black, and 4,192 square feet
of cherry rose dance loor; 12,800
square feet of Bil-Jax staging; more
than 10,000 square feet of plywood
sublooring and just under 60,000
square feet of plastic sublooring.
" We've done dance loors as large
as 50 by 80 feet but more popular
sizes are 20 by 20 feet, 20 by 24 feet
and 20 by 28 feet, " he says. " I would
start with no less than 50 4-by-4-foot
sections, two corner kits and 12 pieces
of male and female trim. You can
always buy more and/or subrent. "
Finally, consider your market space,
says Lococo.
" Know that while the proits on
these types of products are often
large, it does require a higher initial
cash investment from your company, "
he says. " [But] if you offer tenting
or do weddings of any kind, then
offering dance loor and tent looring
is a must. Brides will always want to
have a celebration area to dance. "
Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelance writer
based in Seal Beach, Calif.
The Atlys BEAMM™ is nationally stamped at
150 pounds per square foot. The beams are
lighter to carry and maneuver than wood
beams and lock into the truss. Their stability
makes it safer for crews to walk on top while
installing the Dura-Trac subfl ooring panels.
Photo courtesy of Dura-Trac Flooring Ltd.
BOTTOM: Shown here is the Dura-Trac
modular, plastic subfl ooring, which can be
installed under any type of fi nished fl ooring
to prevent water intrusion and buckling.
Photo courtesy of Dura-Trac Flooring Ltd.
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