Wooden floor - will it echo ?

HMHB

Distinguished Member
I'm thinking of getting wooden flooring installed in my lounge which has all my AV and hi-fi in. I've noticed that when I had my hall done it became more echoey and am wondering if this is inevitable in the lounge ?
Any comments would be gratefully received
 
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juboy

Guest
Wooden floors will lead to more sound relections that carpeted ones. You can help with the problem by making sure you have heavy, preferably fabric based furniture, decent rugs and thick/heavy curtains (ideally 'bunched up' as much as possible).

Unless you have a huge room that should be enough to resolve any major problems.
 
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Tejpal

Guest
I have laminated wooden floors. The sound does definatly change, it is more light and airy now, and does tend to echo if your speakers are not in the right place. But you have to make a choice out of cosmetics of your house or sound. But there is a balance... I think...:cool:
 
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Tejpal

Guest
oh yeh, also, try to get the best quality underlay if you do get laminated flooring(or similar).... thats helps ALOT to make the sound better....
 
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7ThGuest

Guest
I have wooden floors througout the lower floor. I recently changed subs to a PS1000 and the distortion was massive. I asked around (there are several other threads going) and the advice was to place some carpet under the sub. I managed to do this last night and the sub now sounds excellent.

Definitely worth a try.

7ThGuest :)
 
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Lowrider

Guest
With wood floor, the best room treatment is a rug between you and them, to absorb early reflections...
 

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