Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stonecarpet floor in the gameroom

Visitors of our gameroom often have very positive reactions on our stonecarpet floor.

Stonecarpet is still a relative new type of floor material that you don't see often, although more and more people install it in their (new) houses.
As I explain on the site it was an good solution for us. Because the gameroom is in the back of the garden we had some types of flooring (laminate wood, tiles, carpet) that were not an option..

We wanted something special, and not the default black and white vinyl floor like a lot of gamerooms have.

I designed the whole pattern in the floor, in the beginning it was a real playfield drawn (complete with playfield artwork) but each time it became more and more simplified. Last-minute I even left out some parts as they would be too close to others.

It's quite easy to make your own designs with stonecarpet. You can use the metal frames that you can cut and bend into shapes and glue to the floor. These will remain visible when the stonecarpet floor is put into place. Other shapes like the bumper caps and round circles (light inserts) are cut out of foam, that was removed later.

The only thing you have to take care of, is that with the foam, they can't install adjacent pieces on the same day. As the company that installed it planned to do it in 2 days, we very carefully had to check what color in the bumper caps they would do on the first day, so they could finish everything the second day. That was about the only limit we had choosing different colors and shapes.
When the different colors are seperated with a metal frame, this is not an issue.

If you are thinking about installing a stonecarpet floor and have questions you may always contact me.