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Old 05-07-2010, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm finally getting ready to put ink on a lease for a new space for my studio. This will be remodeled somewhat according to my needs. My question is what type of flooring? Should I just use bare concrete? Laminate flooring such as Pergo? Vinyl flooring? Or should I just use the basic charcoal grey carpet as the rest of the office (only glued down with no padding)? The studio space will have a dual use as a training room for my other business, so I'm a little hesitant to go with the bare concrete. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Studio Flooring
Old 05-07-2010, 12:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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carpet sucks in a studio, especially if you use seamless paper because high heels punch through it. I'd suggest the laminate flooring, it looks nice and it's solid. Though it might cause lines in seamless paper as people walk on it.
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Re: Studio Flooring
Old 05-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ernie's right about carpet. Let me add that bare concrete is terribly hard on your feet. A good insulated subfloor and some type of hard, smooth surface that can be cleaned easily and thoroughly is what I'd recommend. Of the choices you give, laminate sounds best to me.
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Re: Studio Flooring
Old 05-08-2010, 12:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, what color of laminate would you recommend? Light (oak)? Dark?

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whatever floats your boat, dark would probably show dust more. Maybe make one end of the room dark the other end light, that way you could have both shooting options.
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Re: Studio Flooring
Old 05-11-2010, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a large studio space (about 40X45) with a concrete floor. I painted it with gray outdoor porch paint, which covered nicely in one coat and sealed the concrete. It makes it easier to sweep and mop and I can drag paper or cloth backdrops out onto it without damaging them. I have a piece of carpet (actually double layer) I put in the middle for me to stand on while shooting to keep from causing foot trouble. I do have one "set" that I often use for families and full length that I put a light oak laminate down. It snaps together and I can unsnap it without too much trouble if I decide to move it. The paint has been down for 13 years and still looks good.
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I last used a medium commercial grade lam from armstrong. It looks good still and you could literary hammer it and it wouldn't leave a trace. Back then it was only like $3.5 sq/ft and its come down, go with something interesting in case you want to actually use it in some of your work

The seamless is for boring shots, make it look good; stunning even. If you have customers in your studio you want to make a good impression, heck if you make it a real artistic showpiece you can use it for you advertisements.

I would spend wisely but make it look good, I picked up a half dozen 7 or 8" LCD picture frames from newegg for like $40 each and have them on the walls mixed in with other work. I might have even recessed some 30ish inch TV's if the walls would allow it, you can buy 3 for the price of some of our lens (but the walls wouldn't allow it)

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I like laminate, but not the glueless kind. You still need to be careful about water, since it will wick into the joints. It depends on what you want to do in your studio. I would favor painted concrete and temporary flooring. If you intend to build sets, I think that a plain floor would be best. If you want a cyclorama, you pretty much have to stay with concrete.
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