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Tap Floors Part 3 - How to Refinish Your Floors


It’s time for Part 3 of my on-going Tap Floors series, which is all about how to refinish your tap floors. 

Check out Season 1 Episode 007: Tap Floors Part 1 where I discuss in-studio flooring options, great for dance studios or students who are looking to build an at-home studio in a spare bedroom, basement or garage

Check out Season 1 Episode 013: Tap Floors Part 2, where I discuss all of the portable tap floors I’ve ever owned, and which one is my favorite

And here we are, Season 2 Episode 03: Tap Floors Part 3: How to Refinish Your Tap Floor. 

Why? Because I just recently had to refinish my tap floor! 

So if you’re anything like me, and you want to get it right the first time, or you just love all things tap dance and enjoy hearing more about the behind the scenes process of maintaining a gorgeous sprung wood tap dance floor, I’m here to share with you step-by-step, what the process was for refinishing this floor.

Listen to this episode to hear about:

  • Why I chose to hire out to a Contractor
  • How we fixed some damaged pieces. 
  • Why Maple is better than Oak for high-traffic dance studios. 
  • How many coats of poly and abrasion you need. 
  • Bona Mega vs. Bona Traffic HD
  • How to paint lines/spots on the floor so they don’t come up. 
  • How long it took to sand and refinish the floor. 
  • Why I had to have an entire section of the floor refinished.
  • How to easily fix a slippery tap floor (Yes! It IS possible!) 
  • Next steps for annual upkeep on the floor. 
  • The cost of refinishing the floor. 

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