A media room can be a great addition to your Tampa home.  It can give you and your family a place to escape from the stresses of the world, where you can enjoy a good movie or some music without the outside distractions of the real world.

Where should I add a Tampa media room?

The best shape for a Tampa media room is rectangular, with a flat ceiling that is no higher than 12’.  Square rooms can bounce the sound waves in an uneven pattern.  It is important that you also strive to place the Tampa media room in an enclosed space.  Open entrances without doors can allow sound waves to escape and let outside noise in.

Standing waves in a Tampa media room.

This is a phenomenon that needs to be avoided in the addition of a Tampa media room.  This occurs with parallel walls that are not fitted with any type of sound absorbing material, and it causes sound waves to be canceled out when they bounce back the way they came.  It can additionally create a sound that has too much bass or may be too tinny.  It is important to remember that you want the walls of your Tampa media room to enrich sound, rather than detract from your overall experience.

Preparing the walls in your Tampa media room for sound.

The easiest way to properly optimize the walls in a Tampa media room for sound is to cover the walls in open cell polyurethane acoustic foam panels, or fiberglass panels that are at least 2” thick.  As most of you will not like the idea of floor to ceiling acoustic walls, floor to ceiling curtains can accomplish the same goal in your Tampa media room and still give the appearance of a movie theater.

Join Rossi Construction, Inc. later this week, when we follow-up with the preparations that are needed for your ceiling; floor; windows and lighting in your Tampa media room.  If you are interested in learning more about the Tampa media room we can create for you, please call us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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