(Topic ID: 149243)

Gameroom Flooring Question


By prowlerman99

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    OK guys, I moved into a new home about 10 months ago and am finally in the process of finishing off my basement game room.
    My question is about flooring options.
    It is a walk out basement with no moisture problems. I am thinking something that will deaden the sounds and will be warm/comfortable on the feet. I do need something fairly hard as I do tend to move games around and bring in new games often.
    I am leaning toward a cord floor as it is a good sound insulation and stays fairly warm. Not sure about durability moving games, will by pinball dolly leave tracks from the wheels, etc..
    I don't want carpet as we have small dogs that think the basement is their private bathroom..
    Laminate is good and hard, nice appearance however cold on the feet and seems to increase sound levels.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Brian

    #3 3 years ago

    Been a few topics about this over the years.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-floor-for-a-pinball-1

    Just one for example.

    Bottom line is what do you want? For me I am on painted concrete, but my next floor is probably going to be commercial grade unpadded glued to the floor. Something I can shop vac if ever I had a plumbing break from upstairs and not have to remove or worry about nasty black stuff growing under a subfloor.

    #4 3 years ago

    We have VCT tile with a few area rugs & love it.

    #5 3 years ago

    I got black light carpet and love it. We have a cat, but I keep the door closed to the gameroom so he never has the opportunity to wreck it. He's good about that though, so it probably wouldn't even be a problem.

    #6 3 years ago

    I have a metal flake epoxy floor... doesn't really feel cold to me.

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