Our creative spaces are where we can unleash our imaginations unchecked. We have art rooms to place our creativity onto canvas or sculpted materials, music rooms to find the next new rock star, woodworking rooms to create furnishings for our homes, and dance rooms where we twirl and flip through the air. These spaces need to have the right type of flooring to handle our creative sides, and the occasional messes that we might make. Here are several types of creative spaces that you may want to have in your home and the types of flooring choices you want to consider.
Music rooms offer unique challenges. You want a room with flooring that offers the best acoustical qualities, yet you don’t want to hear the teen banging on the drum or strumming the high notes on the guitar while you are trying to cook dinner in the kitchen. Hard types of flooring such as hardwood, laminate, and concrete are usually go-to choices for better acoustical qualities. Yet keep in mind that these materials offer poorer sound absorption qualities and can be rough on feet if you are standing for long periods of time.
For flooring that offers sound insulation, cork is an ideal alternative as well as carpeting. Just be aware that heavy musical instruments such as large pianos, may cause the carpet or cork to settle and indent as the heavy piano legs are pushing into the materials.
Art studios allow you to paint, sculpt, and even weld creative art pieces together. The type of art mediums you will use to create your masterpieces will dictate the type of flooring you have. Floors that can withstand moisture, are easy to clean and will inhibit mold growth are your best bet, such as stone tiles, vinyl, and concrete. While hardwood and laminate flooring can also be found in art rooms, you will have to immediately clean up any spills to prevent staining.
Craft spaces are perhaps the most versatile when it comes to flooring choices because of the different types of crafts you can create. Hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring can be found in woodworking spaces. Carpeting and rubber flooring are the perfect types of materials for sewing rooms, florist rooms when working with artificial flowers for arrangements, and when making paper projects. Think about the different types of crafts you will be creating to help narrow down your choices.
When your feet are dancing, you don’t want your flooring to stop you from making all the desired moves. Typical dance floors will have sprung wood sub-flooring with hardwood, sheet vinyl, or laminate flooring on top that creates the performance floor surface as these materials will absorb shocks while still giving a soft feel to prevent injuries if someone falls. The type of dance moves you will perform will dictate your flooring choices as ballet dancers will need flooring that is more non-slip while ballroom dancers want surfaces that have less traction.
Building a creative space allows you to pursue hobbies that can lessen the stress in your life, lets you create wonderful objects for your home, and can allow you to show off your creativity. These rooms also can spur you to seek out your chosen lifetime profession. Get the right flooring when making a highly functional space for your creativity. If you’re ready to get to work on installing new flooring in your home, give the experts at Floor Coverings International® of West Palm Beach a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation.
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