What Do People Use For Home Recording Studio Flooring?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: February, 2021 - Modified: March, 2023

If you are considering the addition or build of a home recording studio, or, you want to update one you already have, you are likely shopping around for recording studio flooring. Selecting the best flooring will help provide the perfect space that is comfortable, attractive, and acoustically friendly. Greatmats’ customers agree that the following 5 products are among the best options:
  1. Garage Floor Tile Diamond
  2. Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile
  3. Pebble Top Home Gym Flooring Tile
  4. Reversible Wood Grain Foam Tile
  5. Max Raised Floor Tile
Each of these home recording options offers a variety of features and benefits that customers enjoy and appreciate, and deciding which one would be the best for your space depends on your budget, style, design, and flooring material preference.

What Plastic Recording Studio Flooring Products Do People Use?

Garage Floor Tile - DiamondGarage Floor Tile - Diamond is a polypropylene plastic product that performs well in many spaces and settings, including recording studios. Designed to be able to endure the weight of vehicles, tools, and more, it will also stand up to speakers, music instruments, and heavy foot traffic. It’s also waterproof and non-absorbent, slip resistant, durable, and much more comfortable than hard concrete.

Installing this recording studio flooring is fast and simple with its tight-fitting, snap-together connector system. The resulting surface is one that looks amazing and performs well in virtually any location. One happy customer, Richard, describes it best.

In his review, he writes, “Perfect solution for my basement recording studio. I occasionally get some seepage through the walls and didn't want to put down anything with wood or carpet that could get damp and smelly. The tiles went down faster than any flooring I have ever laid. 6 hours to do 300 square feet, including some tricky trimming. Be careful, if like me, you use a radial arm saw to cut the tiles, the saw arm needs to be moved in the opposite direction that would use for wood.”

He continues, “The only drawback I can see, is a slight clacking sound when you walk on the tiles. This can be avoided by putting down a thin layer of rolled rubber under the tiles, something I may do in the future if the sound becomes problematic. All in all, money well spent.”

This flooring is available in numerous colors, and offers a rugged and durable flooring surface that is available for less than $4 per square foot.

Max Raised Floor Tile is a raised vinyl on plastic modular tile product that is one of the top sellers at Greatmats. Suitable for countless applications, this commercial-grade flooring looks great and performs well. It can be laid over an existing floor to provide protection from heavy instruments and equipment, and it will aid in providing better sound quality that other types of flooring, like carpeting, as shared by a Greatmats’ customer.

In his review, Ron writes, “We chose the portable flooring primarily as carpet protector for the new carpet we just put in our sanctuary. We needed something that would support a baby grand piano and the bell choir equipment and allow them to be moved around without damaging the backing on the carpet. After we decided to order the flooring, our musicians informed us that the sound quality of the instruments would be enhanced by being on a hard surface, thus an added benefit. The flooring is working extremely well and really compliments the new carpeting.”

Just like Ron pointed out, since this modular flooring snaps together to float over an existing floor, it’s a music or recording studio flooring option that can quickly and easily be installed over it. It looks like authentic hardwood, but it can be used for permanent or temporary installations and has a commercial grade vinyl surface that never needs to be refinished, as it is scratch and stain-resistant. The flooring is also waterproof, nonabsorbent, and resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria. Available at less than $7 per square foot, it’s also extremely affordable.

What Foam Recording Studio Flooring Products Do People Use?

Foam flooring is great options for people with home recording studios that don’t want that softer feel.

Pebble Top Home Gym Flooring Tile is sometimes used for musical settings, as it's an extremely dense and durable product. Made of EVA foam, it’s lightweight and portable and can be installed over any hard surface. And because it’s designed to withstand the weight and abuse a gym subjects it to, the flooring will also withstand the weight of musical instruments and equipment.

In his customer review, David writes, “These are great “budget” floor mats! I put them in my basement as part of a music practice studio.”

Keep in mind that the mats could become dented over time if heavy objects are left on it, but this does not impact the performance or integrity of the product. As he also pointed out, these mats are very affordable, costing less than $1.75 per square foot of coverage.

Reversible Wood Grain Foam Tile is another recording studio flooring option as it provides the comfort and acoustical benefits of foam, while offering a fabulous wood grain design. It’s also super fast and easy to install with its interlocking design, making a transformation a quick and easy one.

As Peter, a Greatmats’ customer who shared his photo of the flooring wrote in his review, “Check out our awesome basement turned music studio for my son! So psyched!”

Once installed, this durable and waterproof floor provides anti-fatigue and insulative benefits. With one side presenting the attractive wood grain design and the reverse side featuring a thatch surface, either one will provide a great surface on which to stand or relax. And costing around $1.85 per square foot, it’s also super affordable.

Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is a foam product with carpet bonded to the top. It is waterproof, rugged, and very durable. So, it will present the look of carpet and feel of carpet, if that’s what you prefer, but it will endure all types of studio use and abuse.

As simply put by customer Charles in his review, “Great customer service and excellent product. Perfect for my basement music studio.”

It can easily be installed over any clean hard surface floor without using special tools, adhesive, or additional padding. It’s great for basement studios, as it is odor proof, easy to clean, and provides a comfortable anti-fatigue and insulation value similar to traditional loom carpet. Available at less than $2.50 per square foot, it’s also super affordable.

Greatmats - For your recording studio flooring!

Customers love the affordability, ease of installation, and benefits that the highlighted products deliver in a recording studio or music environment. No matter which product you choose, you can be confident knowing that you will receive the best quality, service, performance, and value that money can buy.