Describe the floor in your listening room.

Describe the floor in your listening room.
Padded carpet on concrete
34% (67 votes)
Padded carpet on suspended wood floor
27% (52 votes)
Wood floor on concrete
6% (11 votes)
Wood floor, suspended
8% (16 votes)
Area rug on wood
14% (28 votes)
Area rug on concrete
4% (7 votes)
Other . . .
8% (15 votes)
Total votes: 196

Now that we know a little about what you sit in while listening, how about the room you listen in?

Christopher's picture

I rent therefore I cannot change but it is sound flooring nevertheless.

Robert Hamel's picture

acoustic tile on the ceiling.

Thad Aerts's picture

Teency, Weency 2nd story room but at least I have my own room. It works for now.'s picture

Sad to say, the room with the wood floor was the only one my wife would let me have for a dedicated listening room.

Andrew Johnson's picture

Whatever the apartment managers deemed worthy.

Louis McFarlane's picture

Cheap, crappy, flat red carpet that came with the house. With the lights out, the carpet is no longer an issue until I have to get up and flip the LP (yes) and refresh my drink.

Scott Higgins's picture

8'hx16'w x 21'L speakers on long dimension

Jerry Garrotto's picture

I also use area rugs appropriately placed on the walls for acoustics.

Nika nika's picture

U taught me alot about stereos still have the speakers

Steve Gilbert's picture

The carpet is a Persian over hardwood flooring. Other info: 20' x 14'; vaulted ceiling; lots of large glass; vented to hallways in the rear. Good Bass (articulate).

BRB Jackson's picture

STANDING WAVE CENTRAL Geez, at 50hz, my system sounds like a bull moose in heat. Time for some Tube Traps...

Frank Mason's picture

The new carpet sounds better than the old carpet. I believe the tweak is in the twist of the fibers. Also place a fifty-cent piece in each corner for better imaging.

August Timmermans's picture

After years of effort to acquire the right combination of audio equipment, I came to the conclusion that the only other thing I would need to make it work is a new house.

R WIllis's picture

UNpadded carpet on concrete

Bonnie English's picture

A room is defined by its four walls. I removed the walls, and now what do I have? A listening space!

Miles Bainbridge's picture

Linoleum on suspended plywood.

Igloo Sam's picture

Arched iceblock walls and arched ceiling with sealskin carpet and glacial floor. A very revealing and immediate sound bordering on that of a dental drill. But, I like it.

David Bozzo's picture

Room has dry walls and ceiling. plenty of well cushioned furniture (except two glass tables). Aproximate room size, 21ft. by 16ft. Works well with my Kef c55 speakers about 3 feet from sides and 2.5 feet form front wall on 18 inch stands.

Curtis Byford's picture

Bruce self-adhesive parquet on concrete slab, with synthetic area rug. Wool rug dulls the sound.

Marc McCann's picture

With my electrostatics the room is a little "live," but wall treatment helps considerably. The sound with a wood floor is much better than with a carpeted floor.

Bob Ramsey's picture

Not much choice if you live in a relatively new home in the Houston area. I have added an area rug between the "chair" and speakers, but only because it looks nice. I have experimented a bit with RoomTunes, etc., and found that, at least in my room, they did more harm than good.

Alvester Garnett's picture

I also hung a 7' 10" by 10' cheapo rug ($120) on the wall behind the listening position to very good sonic effect. Unfortunately, the floors in my rented loft are uneven in spots, and I had to do some serious adjustments on my equipment rack to get it even near level. When I moved in the landlord graciously built the walls for my music/listening room but didn't put insulation inside of them. I think this makes the room a bit boomy at certain bass freguencies, but I still get a lot of enjoyment listening in it. Also, it doesn't help that it is 10' H x 10' W x 21' L. I originally asked for 11' W and 23' L, but someone screwed up. I really couldn't complain, though, because the landlord did it at no charge, since it was the first time the space was used as a residence. Next up: treating the wall behind the speakers. I'm going to look for some curtains to drape from the wall---I want better sound, while at the same time retaining some semblance of cosmetic warmth.

Kurt Segur's picture

I have a typical Santa Fe house with brick floor, a 12' ceiling, and speakers on the long wall because the kiva fireplace screws up a corner. The poor rug just isn't big enough to damp all the reflections you get from Maggies. So what? I live in Santa Fe. People actually pay a lot of money to visit here for a week out of the year. ( I won't go into leaky flat roofs.)

Ben Dover's picture

I sit on old STEREOPHILE magazines...stacked in opposing sides to eliminate standing waves, the mags have become useless for any useful information. The recent issues are getting more and more I just sit on em'....what ever happened to good reviews that have information, and products that mere mortals can buy?

Art Shapiro's picture

They haven't introduced the concept of a basement to California yet.

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John Pool's picture

Plus a 10x10 rug on top of that

Eric W.  Sarjeant's picture

Previous listening experiences include padded carpet on both wood and concrete. Although a carpeted room sounds sweet, I find the sharp sound of my wood floor accentuates my current listening trend (blues, big bands, swing, and other brassy sounds).'s picture

We had our listeningroom remodelled. It is now a slate (Kotah Stone) floor over infloor heating. The walls and ceiling (concrete) are plastered with coarse dispersion plaster. The room is sparsely furnished and there are meters of bookchests around this 7.50 x 5.35 meter room. Very important are large acoustic deadened window panes by GalverBel behind the Magnepans

Harry Lavo's picture

Gabled roof in attic room, has superb acoustics