Old, centrally located churches become community centers for youth and families to meet for feast day celebrations, retreats and dancing. Many genres of dancing, like the waltz, salsa and contra involve stiletto heels or steel-toed boots pounding the floor.
Friction, metal and sand work their way into the finish, which creates wear and tear. Churches often get used 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Preserving the church floor requires more than sweeping up dirt regularly. To keep the floor intact for many more years of community fun, have a professional recommend how often to have it resealed.