MAINTANANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS:
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ASSEMBLING YOUR JUBILEE DANCE FLOOR:

Jubilee floor tiles may be connected in any number of ways provided the Velcro hook(hard) side is always aligned with a loop (soft) side. We have provided a label on the rubber underside that will aid you in connecting the tiles properly. Align each tile so that the labels are facing in the same direction: for example, all labels facing to the "top" of the room. Now simply "scissor" each tile together. (For the tightest joints, give each tile a wiggle to fully engage the Velcro.) To assemble four or more tiles, create rows first and then push each row into the next.

CREATIVE WAYS TO AFFORD JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS:

We are often approached by dance studios and performance groups looking for a portable, sprung floor for their venues. Understanding that this can be a sizable investment for groups already stretched for funds, we have decided to share some of the more creative ways these groups have found to fund theirs. If you have ideas you'd like to share, please send them to jubileedancefloors@gmail..com

A non-profit dance Irish dance school applied for a grant to fund their performance floor. We thought this was one of the best ideas yet, and almost a sure thing as it emphasizes community, culture, arts, children and health benefits (the floor's shock-absorbing characteristic). Perfect "grant language!"

A for-profit school held a large rummage sale and raised enough money in one weekend to pay for half of their floor.

We've heard that several schools requested each parent buy 2 - 4 tiles, then whenever there is a performance venue with inadequate flooring, everyone brings their tiles together making a floor large enough for the dancers.

CREATING MORE TRACTION ON JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS:

If you would like to get more "grip" out of your tiles (and everyone has their own tastes in this), there are a couple of things you can try:

1) If you don't want to do anything to your floor, you can add small pieces of duct tape to the bottom of your shoes. We prefer duct tape over electrical tape and it comes in several colors (including black).

2) Put rosin on the tiles (violin, dance or baseball rosin). The rosin needs to be rubbed into the dancing surface to bond to it. This works best if it is applied in powder form. (Crush it if it comes in chunks.) Rub it into each tile well then wipe the excess rosin dust away with a slightly damp cloth. Rosin may need to be reapplied at intervals depending on usage. It can also be removed from the tiles at any point by scrubbing with hot, soapy water. Whatever hard surface your Jubilee tiles cover (e.g. hardwood floors), periodically clean it (again with hot, soapy water) to remove any rosin residue that may have accumulated from usage.

3) When my floor is dirty (a layer of dust and dirt will cause any floor to feel slicker than normal) and I'm feeling too lazy to mop or Swiffer, I'll take a spray bottle of water and just lightly mist the floor. The water instantly soaks in just enough to create a nice adhesion-layer. I do this more for my soft-shoe, jazz or ballet dancing than hard-shoe or percussive dancing.

CREATING MORE "SLIP" ON JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS:

Armor-All will work very well to make your tiles more slippery. However, this will be fairly permanent!

CLEANING JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS:

Water; soap and water; and vinegar and water are some simple solutions to keeping your Jubilee tiles free from basic dust and dirt. Should you prefer to give them a good cleaning occasionally (even removing black marks), we recommend the wonderful Mr. Clean Erasers for this. Baking soda and water can work well too but the Mr. Clean Erasers seem to require less elbow grease. Even a good sanding (with rough grit sandpaper or a power sander) will take off especially bad buildup. Just be sure to wipe off the resultant plastic "dust" before using them again.

USING JUBILEE DANCE FLOORS ON CARPET:

If you are desperate to use these tiles over carpet, here are the recommendations and warnings: If you have plush carpet and or/padding, you most likely will experience seam separation between the tiles. This is simply because the "squishy" carpet is allowing the tiles to un-Velcro. You could prevent this by taping the top of the seams with duct tape (split in half works well) or dance tape. Neither will damage the tiles. The other carpet issue is potential cracking - again, due to insufficient support underneath the tiles. Whereas these cracks are repairable (see below), a way to prevent this from happening in the first place is to use a subfloor. This can be as simple and inexpensive as pieces of Masonite, pegboard or plywood duct-taped together. We use pieces of duct-taped 1/4 inch Masonite at competitions and find it works perfectly for our needs. (Masonite is found at Lowes and Home Depot and is pegboard without the holes. We prefer it to plywood since it is cheaper, lighter and doesn't warp.)

STORAGE:

You can store Jubilee floor tiles either flat or standing on end.

There is a GREAT lightweight, fold-up luggage cart you can buy from any Walmart for about $15 which will hold up to 15 or so tiles for storage or transporting. A bungie-cord comes with it for you to secure the tiles to the cart.

For storage or transporting a large number of tiles, you can use a hand-truck. They will run about $70 from Lowe's or Home Depot but we've carried as many as 50+ tiles in it.

 

 
     

 

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