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Flooring my studio
Old 3 weeks ago
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Flooring my studio

So for the past three years i've been dealing with a badly acoustically treated home studio. I have a 12x12x9 room with tiled floors. I'm looking into fixing up the studio but i'm on a budget. I can't afford to remove the flooring to put in hardwood but I need to do something before I put in my new acoustic treatment.

I was looking at carpeting for the studio because I figure it would help a bit or getting a giant rug. My dad suggested to look into laminate or vinyl flooring but I feel like that wouldn't make a huge difference.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Carpet would be bad, tile is great flooring for a home studio
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If you're not planning on treating the room then yes carpet will be better than tile. It stops there though. If you treat the critical areas in the room a hard reflective floor will be best. Concrete, tile, hard wood, laminate, all better than carpet. It's not helpful to eliminate only HF reflections from an entire room surface. HF gets attenuated more than enough as it is with proper broadband absorption treatment of the room.
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