I'm getting married in September and we're holding the reception in a pole barn. Currently, the ground is dirt only and we're having it leveled.
The barn is going to be torn down in November, so the flooring basically only has to last for the day. As a result, I'm looking for an inexpensive solution for the 60ftx60ft (3600 sqft) area. I've done a fair amount of reading and come up with a few ideas:
1. Have a party event rental place do it. Lowest I can find is $1.20 / sqft, and I'm not even certain they'll have enough for the entire area. I'll call tomorrow to see.
2. Buy cheap laminate flooring (I found some for as little as $0.49 / sqft). After the wedding, I could try to sell the stuff back off as used and get some money back.
3. Build individual 4ftx8ft frames from plywood sheets on top of 2inx4in cros beams like this woman did: http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/how-...a-dance-floor/
. She even rents it out now to other people! The cost here would be closer to $0.75 / sqft.
We would use the floor both for eating dinner on and for dancing.
What are the thoughts on which approach would be best / worst? Time isn't a huge concern (I think the two DIY ones are going to be time consuming, but doable). Thanks in advance for any input!