Everyone has specific shoes needs best to try them on first:
Try Dance Theatre shop: * Mountain View & San Mateo
Try Dance de Jour * Menlo Park 1927 Menalto Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Here are the TAP shoes Mandy wears most: https://millerandbentapshoes.com/
- THIS ONE IS SMALLER but GOOD quality tap board AND VERY easy to carry and store
- FANCY TAP Board : ). https://sprungfloors.com...the fancy one (o'mara) really nice and will last best sound
This is the video https://youtu.be/eUlLRud6cYg that I trusted the most, since it looked like someone who is primarily a builder instead of a dancer (I saw some extremely unorthodox building techniques). I did a full 3 coats of the Minwax polycrylic (plus a little more), and the finish feels a bit grippy while I'm dancing on it. It just makes it a little harder to get all my sounds. I'll keep you posted on how/whether that changes as the finish continues to cure, the air dries out and I keep dancing on the floor. If it doesn't improve, maybe an actual finish for floors would be better, but I don't believe those products are sold only by the gallon and not by the quart.