When The Place, the UK's premier centre for contemporary dance, needed floors for its new studios, Junckers was first choice to supply the highly technical and specialist flooring required.
A dancer has no instrument or apparatus except the floor. It is his or her partner in creating movement and a successful relationship between the dancer and the floor is dance is vital to dance as an art form. Junckers were set the challenge to create a floor that would meet the high expectations and requirements of dancers and choreographers. Nigel Hinds, Director, The Place commented: There's something intangible about the balance of qualities - warmth, support, spring - that make an ideal floor for creating dance, but an artist knows when it feels right. Having worked with Junckers before, we knew wed get the best possible floors and specialist technical knowledge.
As The Places studios are used 14 hours a day, 364 days a year, an extremely durable surface is essential. Junckers pre-finished 22mm Beech SylvaSport Premium, nailed to Junckers New Era UnoBat cradle leveling system provide support without being rigid and respond beautifully to the dancers every step.
The flooring contractors were VA Hutchinson Flooring Ltd.