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Securing seating

We are nearing completion of our theater build and prior to the floor covering folks come in I want to be certain on what is the proper way to secure seats to the slab... Do I attach a set of mounting strips to the floor? Do I pre-drill holes for lag screws to go into the concrete? and if I do that to I put in the screws and have the carpet folks work around them?

Am I missing some better way?

For the riser do I just go straight into the wood through the carpet and pad?



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Whatever method you choose, DO NOT try and drill through carpet! The drill bit will catch and snag the individual threads and rip them out faster than you can blink.
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what kind of seats?
Sorry for the delay in response but the seats are like these

https://4seating.com/seatcraft-theat...r-seating.html

the base is a metal frame that looks to be secured to the floor.

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For as long as I've been helping people with their theaters I've used gravity to hold those style seats in place, you really want to be able to move them quickly for vacuuming. Think Popcorn. The only seats that need to be fastened to the floor are classic bolt down theater seats normally found in commercial theaters, They offer a space saving alternative for Home Theaters and have been used by several members here.

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I have those seats. They weigh a ton and do not move.
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Thank you all for your help and I will forgo any floor mounting.

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