The right home theater carpet affects your media room by:

  • Controlling sound
  • Absorbing light
  • Increasing comfort

Here’s an in-depth look at how carpeting can be used to craft a dream media room.

Sound Absorption

Cars, trains, and airplanes all use carpeting, as do concert halls and cinemas. That’s because carpeting is excellent at absorbing sound. It’s great when you’re flying at 40,00 feet in a long metal tube with a few hundred other passengers, but also ideal when you’re putting together a media room.

Here’s how carpets help control sound:

  • Carpet Absorbs Sound: When soundwaves hit carpeting, they are absorbed. This is why carpet absorbs and controls sound better than hard flooring.
  • Carpet Reduces Distortion: The sounds of your movie can start reflecting off hard surfaces, creating irritating distortion. Carpeting prevents that from happening.
  • Reducing Outside Noise: If there’s sound rising from below your media room, carpeting helps muffle it. It also absorbs sound reverberation.

For the best results, use a high-density carpet.

Light Absorption

Another thing you may have noticed about concert hall and cinema carpet is that it tends to be on the darker side. That’s partly because darker carpets conceal stains more easily, but it also helps people enjoy the show; lighter colored carpets will reflect light, interfering with the dimmed atmosphere in which movies are best experienced. Choose a darker media room carpet to make the most of your cinema nights.

Contact Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs for More Advice

Nothing’s better than snuggling into your media room each night as the weather gets colder across Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton. For more advice on carpeting that room, or any other in your home, simply contact us today.