I bought the flooring materials today. I really, really wanted a sprung floor . It’s good for dance and it protects the joints with jumping of all sorts. But I think this is an expense that I’m going to have to sacrifice. I won’t have too many people jumping in the space anyway. Besides, the ceiling is so low that the sprung floor will just go to waste! So, I purchased some Hampton Bay laminate floor tiles in “Brilliant Maple” from Home Depot. Only 1.65/sq ft. Too good to be true? This is not very expensive at all. Most of the other stuff cost 3.50/sq ft.
Just as a comparison -
:: 365sq ft of sprung floor would have cost about $6500. yikes.
:: 365sq ft of somebody else installing non-sprung flooring would have cost $2500. not too bad.
:: 365 sq ft of Brilliant Maple plus some padded underlay cost about $900. Not sure if I still have to buy plywood. Definitely way cheaper. My dad is helping me install the stuff (free labor!).