Control room floor....

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Control room floor....

Postby archive » Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:02 am

Date: Sun Jan 21, 2001 3:43 am
Subject: Control room floor....

I am building a edit/mix room in the top floor of my 100 year old Brooklyn
house.
The floor below is not used for living quarters so sound transmission through
the floor in either direction is not a serious issue.
There is currently an old creaky uneven floor in place.
I am intending to put down a layer of plywood to control resonances....
on top of that would go wood parquet tiles.

My questions: 1) How do I go about sealing the floor level.
2) is 1/2" sufficient to reduce resonance? or is 3/4” plywood advisable
3) Are there any guiding principles for what type of finishing wood surface
is best.

and in general any tips about dealing with the floor.

Many thanks.

Robert
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Postby archive » Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:13 am

From: SRF7@a...
Date: Sun Jan 21, 2001 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [acoustics] Control room floor....

In a message dated 1/20/01 7:48:46 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Dinoworld@a... writes:

> I am intending to put down a layer of plywood to control resonances....

What exactly does this mean?

Does the existing floor rattle and hum? ... why? ... are the floor boards
loose? Could you just get a nail gun and shoot some sticky nails in to
tighten the floor back up? Must be pretty shaky to make a difference in a mix
room.

Are sure the walls and ceiling aren't the source?

If you are sure its just the floor, and you can't tighten up what you've got,
maybe a floating floor (3/4" OSB on studs on neporene ... all shimed up to
level) is best the way to go.

Scott R. Foster
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