One of the most exciting parts about work right now is the amount of new materials and techniques that I am able to use and learn. Earlier today I came across a product made by Great Lakes MDF called SpectraTech color mdf. It is available in a variety of panel sizes (up to 5'x16') and comes in 9 colors including black. It can be sanded and refinished (for the scratches that always happen) and the color goes all the way through the material. I think it would be a great material to try on a stage floor.
More information is available at:http://www.spectratechmdf.com/