I'm getting rid of the carpet in our new house (hate that damn thing), and since the HT isn't a completely separate room from the rest of the upstairs I'm not going to leave carpet in there either. Only concern I have is sound reflections and how to battle them. I already have a thick rug in there but I plan on to move that underneath the seating. What else could I do besides rugs? Couple sound insulation panels couple feet in front of the speakers?
Who else has hardwood in their 2ch or HT rooms? Issues? Resolutions? My dad is doing the work so I know it won't be a squeaky floor like most installers do, if that makes any difference for playback at all. Subwoofer might be the biggest issue on hardwood, no?