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  1. THORHAMMER

    THORHAMMER TPF Noob!

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    anyone know a quick solution for a floor in a studio.

    just got a space thats about 1100 sq ft and its plywood.. yuck.

    Im gonna paint it this weekend, but for the floor, thats a different story, between all the coats and sealer, and polyurethane clear coat itll be like 10 coats and 1000 bucks just in paint. Im thinking to either take up the plywood and polish the concrete, or to just stick carpet over the plywood.

    anyone allready went through this ? Any ideas, will that garage floor epoxy stuff stick to wood ? lol



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    I have not gone through this in a studio, per say, but had a similar situation in my covered patio with was painted concrete. I stripped the concrete, rented a sander, smoothed it out then stained it.

    I'm not sure what "look" you're going for in the studio, but I would be partial to the bare concrete look, providing you sand it down some. Gives it that artsy fartsy old warehouse look. That's my .02.

    I have carpet in my studio (a finished garage) and since I primarily use background paper, I had to lay down a sheet of thing plywood on the carpet, then roll the paper out on top of it. If you do carpet, be wary of punching holes inthe paper easily (high heels for example).

    Hope that helps.
     
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    What about laminate flooring, or some sort of vinyl (linoleum) etc? That would go over plywood very easily.
     
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    they also make something that you can pour over concrete that forms sort of a smooth vinyl-like surface... i'll see if i can find a link for you
     
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    k, i found it, its called epoxyshield, their site is- http://www.epoxyshield.com from what i remember, its maybe around 60 dollars, but i could be way off, i've seen it at home depot, or lowes would probably have it (depending on which of those is in your area) good luck !
     
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    thanks guys !!!!

    Ill be visiting these options soon !!!!

    Ill let you know what I discover... I appreciate the help !!

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    You might also try to see what home depot offers in cheap flooring, I've seen laminates and real bamboo flooring for around .$99-$1.20 a sq. ft, which is cheaper than carpet in my area (low grade berber is around 1.50) Might be a bit more work but looks pretty nice. A pretty easy DIY project too...I just installed a red oak floating floor and it snapped together real easy (was $3 a sq. though....laminates click in for cheaper though) I would honestly rather install 2 wood floors than carpet a room :)

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    Just my $.02 :) you might be able to find an indoor/outdoor carpet for cheaper if your on a budget.
     
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    thanks again guys, turns out its huuge, i mean so big, we did the final walkthrough, the floor isnt all as bad as I thought. Its re-paintable.

    I think were going to go with the paint option it has a really soulful new york look to it, although its in california. interesting story, it used to be the main sales meeting room for a major car dealership like 25 years ago, theres a lot of old fashioned vents, and fixtures in it. and theres a motorized projection screen at one end, and lots of recessed lights and beveled angled lights.

    we decided wood would kill the look its got..

    I thought of the scene in the oracles kitchen in the matrix the first time I saw it. Ill post some before pics later !!!

    thanks again
     
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    I havent gone through the other pics yet, were finishing the floor now and the walls are all a nice white !!!!! finally.

    heres just a few quick shots my buddy took, hes the guy with shorts, im the goofy guy with the spray gun. I grew up around painting so at least I can contribute in this way...

    Ill post more shots soon !!!!


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    hahah hell ya. Its looking awesome I am jealous.
     
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    My idea studio floor would be black carpet going up to the ceiling of one wall. Talk about full length bridals it would be ideal. Course ideally you need about a 24 foot wall to wall space. You could also just vacume the carpet floor and wall when it got dusty. That was always my problem with black cloth backdrops that went across the floor.
     
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    Finally,

    we have all the painting done. ceiling , and walls are all white and the floor is grey.

    closet (not in picture) has been redone with a locking door, and shelves are up in the other closets (top right corner)

    Windows have been cleaned, and their is an elevated "stage" area

    to the right in the pic. This houses the editing computers etc.....

    All the lights work on a dimmer and their is a motorized projection screen

    behind the viewer in the pic.

    so much work,,,

    lol...

    grand opening 7/7/07 in the evening, anyone come in for free drinks / food...... (same night as the artwalk downtown)

    Oh yeah, the disco ball should be motorized soon... yey


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