What Underlayment Is Needed For Vinyl Floor Installation?

What underlayment is needed for vinyl floor installation?- our customers ask. With vinyl planks, you do not want to use a traditional foam underlayment. Vinyl planks are flexible, and therefore must be installed on a rigid, smooth surface. Using an foam underlayment underneath the vinyl planks may cause the boards to separate. With that in mind, a moisture barrier such as a 6 mil Visqueen is ideal for ensuring a smooth enough surface on which to lay the LVT planks.