Why adding flooring to your marquee is a good idea

When you’re adding space, in the form of a long term marquee hire, for a month or more, there are a number of reasons why adding flooring makes a lot of sense. Adding marquee flooring adds very little to your spend, as you can see on our Cost Calculator.  Here’s four key reasons why you should add flooring to your marquee…

1. Insulation

Especially at this time of year, adding marquee flooring keeps the temperature in your marquee higher; often by a number of degrees.  Bare ground, of whatever material, can lower temperatures considerably.  Adding flooring provides a layer of insulation between the cold ground and the air in the marquee. If you’ve also added heating, this insulation layer will keep your heating costs down too.

In the winter, when you’ve been standing on the ground for a while, your feet start to feel cold. The chill from the ground comes up through your footwear and into your body, making you feel even colder.

2. Protection from the elements

Rainwater always gathers at the lowest point it can find.  If that happens to be where your marquee is, puddles will form. Something that is never very nice, particularly “indoors”. Even if puddles don’t form, mud and water are often walked into the marquee as people enter and exit.  Finally, the wind has an un-erring ability to find those little tiny gaps and can whistle into the marquee.

Adding flooring to your marquee raises where people stand a couple of inches. We can also add door mats that will keep the mud out and the atmosphere good.

dancefloor in a marquee

3. Comfort

Nature very rarely provides a flat surface and, after a while, car parks and courtyards develops bumps and cracks too. Uneven surfaces are rarely pleasant to walk and stand on, particularly for long periods of time.

Adding hard flooring provides you, and your colleagues, with a great, flat, surface to work on. Even if the marquee is only used for short times by people (perhaps a construction site canteen or changing rooms), this can make all the difference.

If your marquee is being erected on grass, we always recommend you cut the grass just before we arrive too!

4. First impressions

Our customers hire marquees long-term for many reasons. They range from canteens on construction sites to temporary classrooms to exhibition spaces. When people walk into these spaces, a floor (with or without carpet) makes a far better first impression than grass or concrete.

Adding marquee flooring adds a little to the weekly cost, but makes a real difference to the user experience. Whether your users are brickies having their lunch, students in a lesson or business owners looking for new suppliers (others are allowed!), you’ll be glad you added flooring to your marquee.

Talk to us about flooring next time you’re thinking about a marquee for your business or school.  It can make all the difference.

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