A Quick update for those of you who are interested!
I am currently discussing whether or not the floor can be sealed (to reduce dust) and I am buying a rug!
Well when I say rug, I mean a 4m x 8m piece of carpet, whipped around the edge so it looks like a very BIG rug!
I think that is the best I can do, on the budget and timescale I have.
Fingers crossed it will be allowed!!