Earlier this week, we shared some ideas for your Tampa media room and its optimized placement and preparation. Rather than blasting you with too much information from the start, we wanted to make sure you understood more about proper placement of the media room; the basics of acoustics and how you can make the get the walls ready for a solid sound system. It is time to look at some of the additional groundwork that needs to be in place for your peak enjoyment.
Preparing the ceiling in your Tampa media room.
In addition to covering the walls with a sound absorbing material, it is necessary to cover the ceiling with a similar material. The preferred product is a melamine foam square, which can be adhered to the ceiling and decorated in any way that you would like. Consider coloring them in darker colors, in order to minimize reflected light from the television or video screen. The dark tiles will absorb the light in your Tampa media room, much like covered walls will absorb the sound.
What do I need to do to the floor in my Tampa media room?
Select a thick pad and dense carpet for the media room floor. Both will help absorb sound and improve enjoyment of the media room. If it is possible, keep the color dark to avoid reflection and hide the inevitable stains that even a stain resistant carpet is bound to receive over years of use.
Windows are never an advantage in a Tampa media room!
If it is at all possible, avoid windows at all cost in your Tampa media room. Light from the outside will distract from your experience, and glass will cause problems with the sound. If you are not able to escape the windows, try to use a shade AND heavy curtains to block the real world.
Be subtle with the lighting in your Tampa media room.
Bright light is not a necessity in the media room. Subtle will work best, and it will prevent unintended distractions. Lights need to b place in a way to prevent their reflection on the television screen. Lights can also be directed at the floor, much like at your local movie theater.
After the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. helps you prepare your Tampa media room, it is just a matter of the electronic components! Give us a call at 813.436.0177 to discuss the addition of a media room to your home!