Outdoor party tents are crucial when you want to start preparing for an upcoming outdoor event. Whether it's an outdoor wedding, a birthday party, or a business event. Party tents provide privacy where everyone can rest during all outdoor events. And it also keeps your event protected from the weather, whether it's a hot summer day or sudden rain.
The previous articles where we introduced tents, it was mostly about the types of party tents and their sizes. But considering that some events will must a dance floor or want to give guests a better experience, then party tent flooring needs to be added to the preparation list. For this issue, we have compiled information about tent flooring.
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Basic types of party tent flooring
There will be a variety of floor types for party tents, and we list the five most common ones for you to choose from.
Artificial turf is usually made of nylon, polypropylene, or polyethylene. It features the lushness of natural turf but does not become muddy from the rain.
Pros.The benefit is that it requires no maintenance and provides a green landscape all year round.Artificial turf is similar to carpet and is very easy to install. Besides providing a natural landscape, it is also very durable and can be used continuously in outdoor activities.
Cons.However, the disadvantages of artificial turf are obvious, as it is a plastic product that emits toxic fumes. Some brands may have biodegradable artificial turf available. And in the summer will absorb heat, making you hotter in the tent. In terms of price is $2.50 a square foot, which is affordable.
In general, artificial turf is more suitable for weddings or birthday parties that need a natural atmosphere. And it is best to avoid hot weather.
Interlocking floor tiles
Interlocking floor tiles are usually made of EVA, also known as ethylene-vinyl acetate foam. Since they are very soft, they are commonly used in gym mats or crawling mats for babies.
Pros.The advantages of this type of flooring are that it is durable, resistant to wear and tear, and biodegradable. It is also very easy to maintain, requiring only a wipe-down of the surface.
Cons.Unlike artificial turf, this type of flooring takes time to put together so it can take some time to install. Foam products such as this emit a certain smell, especially in the summer.
Secondly, this soft surface is not suitable for walking in high heels, which is not a good choice for many formal events. In terms of price, interlocking floor tiles cost $3 to $5 per square foot. Good for sports or events with lots of kids.
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Roll vinyl flooring
Roll vinyl flooring is mainly composed of PVC resin and some solvents, stabilizers, and pigments. This type of flooring can be used not only for outdoor activities but is also one of the popular options for indoor flooring.
Pros.Since it is a PVC material, it is much more waterproof.The rigid surface gives it properties such as fire resistance, abrasion resistance, high strength, and stability apart from being waterproof. What's even better is that it is basically maintenance-free and only needs to be cleaned regularly to last for a long time.
Cons.Of course, there are also disadvantages, this type of flooring is usually a block or a roll. You need to measure the area before installation and then install it piece by piece. It takes some time to install.
This material also tends to discolor and is difficult to repair once it has worn. It is very affordable, costing less than $2 per square foot. This type of flooring is suitable for use as a wedding dance floor or for professional business events.
（Roll vinyl flooring）
Carpet tiles are often made of nylon, as well as wool, polypropylene, and recycled polyester.
Pros.With this type of flooring, you will gain an event with a modern and trendy style. And there are a variety of looks to choose from, depending on the style you need.
Secondly, these materials are hard-wearing, durable and recyclable. The material is soft but will not collapse, making it perfect for whatever shoes you wear.
Cons.Again it takes time to install and put together. It also takes energy to vacuum and cleans up for ease of maintenance. Once damaged, it is difficult to repair. More suitable for commercial events or outdoor classes. Costs two dollars per square foot.
Wood flooring is generally made of hardwoods such as maple, oak, or walnut.
Pros.The advantage of choosing this type of flooring is that the wood material has a different grain of color and can bring a sense of serenity and elegance to an event. Of course, the other great thing about wood is that it can be used all year round and is easy to clean, making it an excellent choice for a long-term investment.
Cons.Wood flooring is certainly the best in terms of appearance. However, due to the specific nature of the material, not only does it require regular maintenance, but it can also be subject to termite infestation.
It is more prone to scratching and difficult to repair than other materials. The price is the most expensive of the five flooring options, costing $5 a square foot. This type of flooring is suitable for outdoor activities with a budget.
Factors to consider when choosing to floor
When you are choosing a floor for your party tent, pay attention to these few points. First is the budget, how big is the area you need to lay the floor, figure out a rough total.
Second, what is the purpose? Is it for dancing or to protect your guests from the rugged grass? Finally, the weather. Some flooring materials are not completely waterproof, so you must check the weather beforehand.
Adding flooring to the party tent is the icing on the cake. It doesn't matter if you find that you don't have enough budget to add a floor. Like the frame tent can be set directly on the concrete, a solid floor that neither has to worry about rain causing mud nor restricting what guests wear. So don't stress and get ready for your next outdoor event!