The various different techniques considered for the dance floor build were put on the table and we confidently strode in what felt to be the right direction. This involved squares of plywood solidified with poles of 2x2 and joined together by a selection of holes and wooden widgets. We dished out a bit of cash on the materials and picked up a biscuit cutter for the joins. 

Several hours of sweating it out in the sun and we had 35 squares of wood all joining together fairly well, bar a few gaps here and there. A roll of laminate wood effect flooring over the top would surely sort that. While this did the trick it was hardly the dance floor of dreams; In order for the squares of wood to fit together neatly the ground surface had to be absolutely flat, and the process of joining them all together was akin to stubbornly attempting to wedge puzzle pieces into the wrong places.

Technique 2 was considered and dashed in favour of working the original dance floor pieces into something neater and less tiresome to put together. With much joy we managed to permanently join larger sections of the dance floor together, abandoning our original widget technique for something more sturdy, and filling in all the gaps with expandable sealant. The slightly unattractive roll of laminate was out, and in came neat squares of Parquet style, tougher laminate. 

Our now complete 3m x 4m dance floor is the business, very sturdy (and a little heavy) due to the intricate web of somewhat unnecessary small wooden squares, but works a treat. My initial intention for this post was to provide you with the skills and knowhow to build your own dance floor should you need to, but I think for your own sanity I will instead send you to the page we probably should have followed in the first place:


Happy building!