Last week, three of the Green Man team worked in this beautifully light dance studio in Gloucester. We regularly carry out stripping & sealing of hard flooring, but the two studios here combined to form a huge area to work with. 

The video

We have created a short video that provides an overview of the process…

Harlequin is the performance floor of choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools, production companies and global events.”

Our initial survey for cleaning the flooring confirmed that it would require a full strip & seal. If you look at the diagram below, you will see how the floor is constructed-


The floor is designed to be coated with a vinyl polish to create a glossy, non-slip finish. Over time (and with repeated mopping), the floor dulls and accumulates a lot of dance-related wear & tear.

What we had not anticipated was that the owner of the floor had lovingly applied new coats of polish each year for 10 years! 

This meant that an enormous quantity of polish has to be dissolved using stripping solution & weighted rotary machines.


This stripping back took over 2 days!


Once this stage was complete, we could apply the new coats of seal. As professional hard flooring contractors, we refer to the refinishing product as “seal”, although it is sometimes clearer to call it polish!

After 4 day’s work involving 3 of us in total, the floors looked fantastic…


If you have an enquiry about your own dance studio or theatre flooring, or about our commercial hard floor cleaning/ polishing services. we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Thanks for reading!