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Top 3 Tips for Party Season

It is no secret that the last two months of the year host party season. Running from late November to the start of January, venues are being booked up with staff parties, Christmas hootanannies and festivities with friends.

With merriments in full swing, the last thing you want to be thinking about is the potential for accidents due to unreliable and failing floors. This is why we have brought you some top tips for keeping your event spaces party-ready.

1. ‘Tis the Season to be Durable

One thing that all event spaces can expect is high levels of footfall all year round, with particular influx at this time of year. This should be carefully considered when specifying flooring solutions.

This arena has been built to withstand high levels of footfall

Take this arena, located in Pretoria in South Africa, for example. Being the largest four star indoor events venue in South Africa, it is used to hosting concerts, banquets and can even host up to 8,000 guests standing!

Whilst this venue may be deemed too large for the majority of staff do’s, it is ever ready for party season with a hardwearing resin floor system that is both vibrant and flexible.

2. Decorative

Whilst the venue above acts as a blank canvas, ready for the event host to put their own stamp on the décor, some venues have done the hard work for you, with a glamorous backdrop to embellish as much, or as little as you’d like.

Sasol Recreation Club used decorative terrazzo

This ‘Recreation Club’ located in Secunda, South Africa utilised shimmering terrazzo for the floor. As well as being glossy, event hosts could rest assured that the floor would not be ruined with high levels of footfall or spilled food or drink thanks to incorporated abrasion and chemical resistance.

Minimal joints makes cleaning much easier

Including aggregates of granite and flint, the contemporary aesthetic can easily be dressed up or down depending on the event. The floor could also be easily cleaned thanks to the inclusion of minimal joints, leaving less areas for dirt and bacteria to hide in – which is an excellent time-saving benefit for any party planner!

3. Fun festivities

For a more hands-on party or great team building event, many activity centres hold private parties for adults, often swapping the pop for prosecco and ball pits for beers.

Activities centres are a fun alternative to traditional parties

No matter what your age, health and safety rules still apply in such places, often meaning that shoes are to come off and socks are to be worn! To help keep all party-goers safe, anti-slip profiles should be considered for the floor, to reduce the chance of users slipping over.

Slip resistance is important to keep children and adults safe

The durability and heard wearing nature of the floor also means that it would remain looking its best for an extended period of time, even with daily use from children and adults alike!

No matter which events you are hosting, make sure your venue is up to the task this party season. If you’d like more information on the best flooring options for your facility, feel free to contact us at any time.

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Stephanie Samuel

Stephanie Samuel is the Digital Brand Ambassador at the global resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd. Steph's role includes social media marketing, online brand advocacy and managing the allthingsflooring.com blog.

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