I’m having a new home built.
The basement is a walk out basement that will be fully finished with generous space for arcade/pinball/air hockey.
The flooring has yet to be done.
It’s currently a concrete slab and the finishing options are:
Hardwood (lamanite), luxury vinyl tile, or (regular, not low pile) carpeting.
For a short while (just a few weeks) my pinball tables were in the garage. Being on concrete the tables played very well. Nudging gave very consistent and satisfying results. Moving inside it’s now on carpet and the nudging has certainly changed and become less consistent (shock absorption of the carpet I assume).
This leaves me torn. Standing on cold hard surfaces is uncomfortable. But too soft seems to bring blah gameplay.
Ignoring price for the moment does anyone have any opinions on the ideal flooring for pinball enjoyment and player comfort?
Also worth considering is which surface will make it easiest to move pinball/arcade machines around for service, reorganization, etc?