Building A Roller Skating Rink
The skating floor is the central feature of any rink and it is priced accordingly. We do not build floors, we're not experts on them, but here are some general rules.
The cheapest floor is a concrete floor. The nicest floor is wood. Both of these floors will have a plastic type of coating applied over them that is what you actually skate on. This surface coating will need to be recoated at least once a year (busier rinks do this at least twice a year).
Do NOT get someone to instally your floor that does not have experience with skating rink floors. While a skating floor may look like a hardwood floor from someone's house, the coating and construction is different.
If you're interested in competitive skating at some point you should probably go with the wood floors - these are the ones used in almost all skating competitions and you will want your skaters practicing on the same type of surface they'll see at meets.
Floor contractors tend to be somewhat regionally based because they don't want to work too far from home. The cost and hassle of long trips can be prohibitive.
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