Richlite was used for the stage floors at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End. All Scene All Props were one of the companies selected to build the stage for their current musical 42nd Street, a revival of a classic Broadway musical. They chose to work with Richlite due to its versatility and its durability. Its acoustic properties and its consistent density also make it the material of choice for designs in the musical industry. Before installation, a full scale prototype stage was developed to ensure the sound of tap dancing was clear and accurate. What is especially relevant for stage floor designs is Richlite's great impact and wear resistance.
The stage floor was painted black, but even if this layer of paint wears thin from the nightly dance routines, there will be no exposed wood or colour change as Richlite is through colour, so the stage floor will look consistent and need less maintenance.