Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

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Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by DrummerMan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm

Next dilemma which is about a month away...

My room is about 16'x19'. Control room and live room all in one (garage).

Aesthetically, I like the idea of getting one big rug, like 13x15 or maybe 9x13.

Functionally, though, I see how it could make sense to have a few rugs. 1 by the mixing area, another for drums, then another in front of the little couch I'm putting in.

Strong arguments in either favor?
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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by drumsound » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Several rugs would allow you to "tune" the room for different situations.

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by eh91311 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:11 pm

Maybe you should have a few instead of one big one: one for the mix area, one dedicated to drums, a couple of smaller ones for amps/keyboards/whatever. This allows you to affect the acoustics of the tracking area better; less rugs=more reflection; more rugs=more damping.

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by The Scum » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:47 pm

Wall to wall lo-pile commercial squares with area rugs atop, as needed?

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by roscoenyc » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 am

No rug by the desk.
You'll be able to roll around on your chair better.

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:39 am

no rug - cheaper cleaner imho

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by Scodiddly » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:39 am

How often does your cat vomit on the rug? :lol:

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:07 pm

a lot

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:05 pm

Given a choice between barfing on a hardwood floor and a rug, a cat will choose the rug 99.8762% of the time.

Anyway I vote for a few small rugs, and only if necessary. Hard floor/soft ceiling!

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by Scodiddly » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:31 pm

I'm Painting Again wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:07 pm
a lot

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OK, so that sounds like a good reason to go for several smaller rugs. Easier to clean, easier to swap out for another small rug when you're too busy to clean rugs.

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Post by vvv » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:05 pm

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Post by vvv » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:27 pm

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by CraigS63 » Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 am

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Given a choice between barfing on a hardwood floor and a rug, a cat will choose the rug 99.8762% of the time.
So will a dog (ask me what I was doing at 1:30 am).

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Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Post by cgarges » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 am

I bought a few rugs for my live room (31x23) two years ago. I got two fairly big ones (8x11 maybe) and three slightly smaller ones (4x6 or so). I wish I'd just gone with all smaller ones as it would have allowed me more flexibility and frankly, more options. Not so much sonically, but just placement-wise. I'm always having to move a million things when I want to change it up. Downside to more rugs is storage space when you're not using them.

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