The movement toward sustainable products in event production is getting more support from event professionals and consumers. Event production companies are looking for eco-friendly and reusable solutions that can improve efficiency and be more cost-effective. Additionally, event clients are increasingly basing their purchasing decisions on environmentally friendly products and services — and event planners report growing interest in sustainable event production.
It’s good news for reusable event products. Customers are to pay for sustainable options. According to a 2022 study by IBM consumers are willing to pay extra — up to 59% more— for products they perceive as being sustainable. This gives event planners the ability to balance costs against protecting the environment, without sacrificing safety or other concerns.
Why a Temporary Floor is Important
Event planning involves paying attention to myriad details. Whether they’re planning low-key gatherings or big tent events, their checklist will include finding the perfect location, choosing decorations, and figuring out seating arrangements. Tent and event flooring is one of those items that is often overlooked initially, but its importance cannot be understated. Choosing the right temporary floor can mean the difference between a successful event and one that will leave attendees planning a quick exit sooner rather than later.
Factors to Consider for Big Tent Events
There are many factors that go into choosing temporary flooring for your event, whether indoors or out. You’ll have to consider the subsurface supporting your flooring, the types of activities that will be taking place, and weather conditions, for starters. Sustainability might seem low down on your priority list, but it doesn’t have to be.
Traditional tent flooring tends to be made from plywood, which is anything but sustainable. The wood used to manufacture plywood comes from cutting down trees, which contributes to deforestation and soil degradation. Transportation and energy consumption create a large carbon footprint. And the manufacturing process causes harmful emissions that negatively impact air quality, as well as chemical pollutants, such as formaldehyde and urea, that can leach into the soil and contaminate the water supply.
Bil-Jax TF2100 Engineered Temporary Tent Floor System
Bil-Jax offers a sustainable temporary flooring alternative to traditional plywood floors. Our TF2100 engineered tent floor system is an eco-friendly structure that features aluminum-cased decks assembled atop our basic system scaffold base — one of the world’s most sustainable materials. Aluminum can be recycled endlessly, reducing 95% of the energy used when producing from raw materials.
There are other advantages to the Bil-Jax TF2100. Because it is elevated, the underlying ground is protected from heavy foot traffic, and the fully waterproof perimeter means any water runoff simply soaks into the ground. Factor in the quick and easy assembly and disassembly times and versatility provided by the modular system, and you’ll see the TF2100 is a great all-around choice for sustainable event production.
Tent Flooring Case Study: Learn how Chattanooga Tent & Event Solution was able to reduce waste and increase efficiency and safety with the TF2100 tent flooring.