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How should I choose laminate flooring underlayment thickness

How should I choose laminate flooring underlayment thickness

Dear John, Great question! Your underlayment sits between the laminate flooring planks and your subfloor. The type you choose has a big impact on the comfort and life of your flooring, so it is important that you make the right choice for your needs. What To Keep In Mind Underlayment provides three core layers of protection, which is important for ... Read More »

What Should I Look For in Laminate Flooring Underlayment?

What Should I Look For in Laminate Flooring Underlayment?

Dear Jon, When it comes to underlayment options, you have a lot to choose from. It’s understandable that things get a little bit overwhelming trying to sort through it all. You want to make the right purchase decision, but where do you start? I’ll help. Does Your Laminate Flooring Have Underlayment Attached Already? The first thing you need to look ... Read More »

Why do I need underlayment for laminate flooring installation?

Why do I need underlayment for laminate flooring installation?

Underlayment for laminate flooring is a must. Since laminate is a floating floor, it must be evenly distributed across your subfloor. Underlayment is what allows the floor to float, gives it stability, support, noise reduction, and supports the locking systems in between planks to assure the sturdiest flooring project. There are a number of different underlayment options and selecting the ... Read More »

How To Install Standard Flooring Underlayment – An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide

How To Install Standard Flooring Underlayment – An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide

The main purpose of the flooring underlayment is to allow your floating floor to shrink expand as the room temperature and humidity changes. Floating floors are not permanently attached to your subfloor, and to help avoid damaging friction you need underlayment, which will give your floor smooth surface to float on. Standard Foam Underlayment is the most common type of flooring padding. ... Read More »