Watch as the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom dancefloor is painstakingly restored to its former glory

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom’s famous dancefloor has been restored to its former glory ahead of its annual reopening on January 25.

By Iain Lynn
Monday, 24th January 2022, 3:32 pm

It is the first time in more than 30 years that the floor has undergone such extensive work, meaning the original wooden floor is once again ready for dancers.

A team of floor restoration experts were brought in to break down more than 100 layers of lacquer, before the floor was sanded down and resealed.

The floor, which is made up of 30,602 individual blocks of oak, mahogany and walnut that were placed together to create the unique design, has taken around three weeks to be fully refurbished.

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Mike Philbin, chief executive of NuLife, which led the works, said: “The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is home to one of the most famous dancefloors in the world so it was a real honour to be

brought onto the project.

“This was a particularly challenging refurb for us due to the number of layers of lacquer painted on over the years, which needed to be broken down before we could restore the original

floor.

“The end result is phenomenal though and regular ballroom dancers will really notice the difference once they get out there. Plus visually, it looks incredible and only adds to the ballroom’s

‘wow’ factor.”

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