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Studio Flooring
By bree_dancer Comments: 309, member since Wed Nov 02, 2005
On Wed Jun 22, 2016 02:14 PM

Can anyone suggest the best flooring option to install over concrete? I have a new studio space and have no clue where to start. Should I get a subfloor or are there other options. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

4 Replies to Studio Flooring

re: Studio Flooring
By JustDancing4Fun Comments: 601, member since Mon Nov 13, 2006
On Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:26 AM
Hubby bought what is called DMX Plastics which is an underlayment. He nailed it into the concrete flooring (so it didn't move, but I don't think that would matter but not 100% on that) . . .

Then plywood (or what they call strand board) screwed down.
Then he put a black thin foam over it.

After, we put laminate flooring down. I know they did this to my aunt's basement studio as well. Lots of give, even when I have my adult class!
re: Studio Flooring
By highlandnorth Comments: 486, member since Sat Mar 21, 2009
On Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:16 PM
We have constructed a couple of floors just making a frame, much like you would for a wall, with 2X4 joists about 1 foot apart, then laying them down on the floor with either thick underlay (can even fold it) or foam matting placed either continuously under the 2X4s or at intervals between the wood and the concrete.
If you make the frames in smaller units (6X8 or 4X6) then you can just pick them up if you want to move the floor later on.
Overtop place plywood, screwed in, sanded and painted with porch paint.
Works like a charm. Lots of give to it and relatively inexpensive.
re: Studio Flooring
By hummingbird Comments: 10441, member since Mon Apr 18, 2005
On Thu Jun 23, 2016 03:10 PM

This is a good video of a dance floor being laid.
re: Studio Flooring
By bree_dancer Comments: 309, member since Wed Nov 02, 2005
On Mon Jul 04, 2016 09:38 PM
Thanks everyone! I think I have a plan now thanks to your ideas