College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K AMERICAN HARLEQUIN DANCE FLOORS {what's new & noteworthy} Specifying Dance Floors Versus Sports Floors A RE YOU SPECIFYING A FLOOR to be used for dancing? Harlequin Floors will answer all your questions to ensure you provide the right flooring for your client's specific dancing requirements. Why is a DANCE FLOOR mandatory and not a sports floor? It is a common misperception that a well-designed sports floor will suit the needs of dancers. However there are two intrinsic differences: the construction of the sprung subfloor and the performance surface. Sprung dance floors have a combination of shock-absorption and energy return. Sprung dance floors provide lift, but do not have excessive rebound (or a trampoline effect). A slip-resistant vinyl surface is vital to avoid slips and falls. Sports floors have a high degree of energy return not suitable for dancing. Sports floors are also stiffer because cushioned footwear keeps athletes' feet comfortable, whereas dancers do not perform in sneakers. They are barefooted or in dance shoes, which require specific dance flooring. To specify the correct floor, you need to know answers to questions, such as: Which types of dance are to be performed? Is the flooring to be permanent or temporary? Is in a theater or multipurpose room? Is your client leasing? Will the floor be used for touring? Is there an existing cement, wood, or sprung subfloor? Are there moisture barriers, ceiling height limits, door swing, or ramp requirements? You will find the answers you need at including: • CAD drawings • BIM • 3-Part specifications • • • • ARCAT Spec Wizard Product datasheets and downloads Standards and tests Cleaning and maintenance information "The University of Oklahoma: we could not have made a better choice - Harlequin Woodspring™ basketweave sprung floor" CPM Mary Margaret Holt Director, School of Dance and Oklahoma Festival Ballet Regents' Professor, Nichols' Chair Norman, OK For free samples, information or assistance call toll free today 800-642-6440 American Harlequin Corporation 1531 Glen Avenue, Moorestown, NJ 08057 Toll Free 800-642-6440- Fax 856-231-4403 The world dances on Harlequin f loors © LUXEMBOURG LONDON LOS ANGELES PHILADELPHIA FORT WORTH SYDNEY JANUARY 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 45

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