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Old 10-31-2002, 06:31 PM
Buickwilson19 Buickwilson19 is offline
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Default Wood Floors

Getting ready to pull the carpet in the recording room and put in wood floors to get a better recording space for drums, amps, acoustic guitars and vocals... Has anyone had any experience / success with Pergo or any of the other types of simulated wood floors...

I'm guessing a Pergo floor will sound more like a vinyl floor (thump), rather than what a real hardwood floor that has a resonance (nice snap)...
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Old 10-31-2002, 06:35 PM
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Wood floors crack when you move on it !

But what a nice "crack"!
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Old 10-31-2002, 07:48 PM
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In my experience, the only truly special-sounding wood floors are ones laid over joists. If you're dealing with a concrete slab or a plywood subfloor, the kind of wood or woodesque material you lay over it doesn't make much difference.

Brent Hahn
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:37 PM
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In my experience, the cheaper wood imitation coverings give a more plasticky resonance, a bit like counter tops or melamine.
Can you please send yourself over fiber to go spam some other forum?

Darryl Ramm
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Old 11-02-2002, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: Wood Floors

Hello nwilson:

IF you have a relatively small room, why not invest in a few 2X4's (or better yet 2X6's) and build a floating subfloor.

Set the entire floor on 1/2" Neoprene and back fill the studs with sand.

Then do a nice conventional sheetrock, soundboard, sheetrock sandwich with a nice tongue and groove oak floor on top of that.

It will cost you a few $$$, but you will never regret the "sound" investment!

Best Regards
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