Silent underlayment is suitable for most installations where sound dampening is key. Some of these underlayments also have vapor barriers attached, so be sure to look for these as you will get more bang for your buck if you’re installing over concrete subfloors. These are the most popular choices for people living in multi-family homes or apartments, or those who don’t want to hear their children playing around upstairs. Silent flooring underlayment provides you with a superior sound dampening effects, insulation, and vapor barrier. This is premium choice for installation of laminate and engineered wood flooring. Durable and easy to install, very often comes with a tape strip to easily seal the rows of underlayment together.