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Floor Coverings

Most stage floors are polished hardwood, which is hardly representative of the desired floor type of most productions. For this reason, the floor is often covered with something more fitting to the scene of the production. Choosing a workable floor material is often difficult, as the material has to be resistant to scuffing, flat, easy to remove, and inexpensive. Often times it is difficult to meet all of these goals, which is a primary reason why the floor is often ignored in productions.

Many different materials can be used for floor coverings. Fabric, pressed hardboard, rugs, carpeting, and vinyl flooring can all be used with good results. Some surfaces, such as hardboard, lend themselves to painting, which makes creating almost any sort of pattern easy.



Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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