… or listen to our most recent episodes below.
What goes into a float room?
From the furniture and fixtures to the floors and float tanks themselves, it turns out a lot. Whatever the items, they need to withstand a constant barrage of salt and water.
In this episode, Ashkahn and Graham go over the myriad float materials and objects commonly found in a float room, why they’re useful, and why minimalism works well when it comes to float room design.
When you’re in the business of slinging nothingness, it takes a lot of work to create the ideal float environment. The hardest factor to get right in the float tank is usually water temperature — preferences are bound to vary across your floaters due to a natural variance in each individual’s skin temperature. Perfection is super subjective from person to person, and it’s hard to adjust for that.
While you can’t always deliver a float in which the air and water temperature are perfect, you can adjust based on individual customer feedback while avoiding extreme temperature variation by closely monitoring your tank’s temperatures.
Join Graham and Ashkahn on their search for the holy grail of floating — the perfect temperature.
In this short, salty, and to the point episode, Graham and Ashkahn talk about installing float tanks on the second floor and how to work with contractors and engineers to determine if you need to reinforce your building to support the weight.
In every case you should consult with a structural engineer, but there’s mostly good news about tanks on second floors…
How much does a float tank cost?
Short answer — roughly $18 – 43K.
The slightly longer answer — listen to today’s episode.
Some questions are hard to answer, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s fun to try to find answers anyway.
This week, Ashkahn and Graham tackle the question, “How many float centers are there in the USA?” While the amount is constantly changing, their attempt to pin down a number opens up a fun discussion about the recent growth of the float industry.
There are so many holidays, conventional commercial reasons to run sales or discounts.
In this episode, Ashkahn & Graham talk about which holidays seem to do the best in terms of attracting floaters, and also discuss some Float On general philosophy about not offering too many discounts.
At some point, unless your float services are gratis, you’re going to need to collect payment from your floaters.
In this hard-hitting and insightful episode of the Daily Solutions Podcast, Ashkahn and Graham dissect the nuances of addressing the financial side of the equation, and when and how to time payment in relation to people’s floats.
In this episode of the Daily Solutions Podcast, Graham and Ashkahn discuss what to do if you experience salt in your ear after your float. The Ol’ Salty Ear is common, uncomfortable, but ultimately avoidable by using things like vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
To learn more, take a listen (or read text from their conversation below).
What the heck are double stud walls and why would I need them?
Graham and Ashkahn talk about this and how a high level of soundproofing and construction design can make the difference between a perfectly quiet float, and one where you can hear the person chanting and doing yoga in the room next to you and trucks rumbling by outside.
When it comes to float centers, what’s inside the walls is what makes the experiences outside them so special.
About the show…
Join Graham and Ashkahn as they answer your questions on starting, running, and growing your floatation business.
Learn tips on soundproofing your rooms, filling your tanks, and protecting your favorite shoes from salt – by the founders of Float Tank Solutions, Float On, and the Float Conference.
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