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Old 05-09-2013, 08:52 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello.

Any comments regarding the type of flooring for a home theatre.? The room will be about 15 w X 25 ft l, 10 ft ceilings, insulated walls.
I am torn between what flooring I am going to install. I will be putting down a drycore sub floor but I am a little dubious about carpet in a basement. I think the issues are the same if the basement floods regarding either, wet is wet but carpeting will be worse.
I am not an audiophile but I love the sub woofer woofing away. How bad would laminate flooring be for sound quality?

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Have you ever been in a high school gym with a band or DJ playing before a lot of people filled the space? Remember all of the reflections and echos that made it impossible to make out the lyrics? Those are the kind of issues I would be worried about. I would worry about the clarity, maybe even the intelligibility, of the dialogue.

Carpet reduces an awful lot of mid- and high-frequency reflections that might otherwise muck about with the dialogue.

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I personally prefer carpet flooring on my HT room because they absorb most of the sound and doesn't create a echoing noise. You can install a wool carpet because they are stain resistant and also fire resistant.

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